Nearly $50,000 of community environmental grants open for applications

Published on 11 July 2017

Ku-ring-gai Council is offering grants for environmental projects to community groups and individuals.

The environmental grants are distributed each year as a way of delivering community-based projects in local neighbourhoods.

The small grants scheme is open to community groups, schools and individuals who need support for an environmental project in Ku-ring-gai. The maximum funding for each project is $5000 and the scheme is funded through the Council’s environmental levy.

Examples of projects funded by the Council in previous years include the purchase of native bee hives and greenhouses, bush regeneration, weed removal, bird surveys and recycling projects.

Sixteen grants were awarded last year for projects ranging from weed control and repairs to bush tracks to creating a rubbish barrier for a local road.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the grants were popular in the community. “Past grant recipients have been able to fund some great projects with demonstrated benefit for the wider community.”

Mayor Anderson added that applications for grants were open until Friday 1 September, with grant funding awarded by December this year.

For more information about the environmental grants scheme and how to apply visit www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/smallgrants

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au