The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in a new program to support local environmental projects, giving communities in Canning new opportunities to protect and care for our natural environment.
Under the Government’s Communities Environment Program, each federal electorate is eligible to receive up to $150,000 in funding for up to 20 local projects, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 per project.
The Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, said that the Communities Environment program would empower local community groups to deliver practical improvements to the local environment.
“We live in a beautiful part of the world. Our community enjoys a stunning natural environment and native wildlife,” Mr Hastie said. “This program will support community groups in Canning that want to deliver projects to protect and preserve our local natural environment
“Eligible projects will focus on local environmental priorities such as waste and litter reduction; protecting native animals, addressing weeds and pest animals; restoring and improving coast, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways; and greening parks and urban areas.”
A broad range of organisations are eligible for nomination, including community clubs, not-for-profit organisations and schools.
Interested organisations can download an expression of interest form from Mr Hastie’s from this page and submit it by 27 September. Eligible organisations will be invited to apply, with applications closing 10 October.