The NSW Government has put $9 million on the table to deliver more local projects to save threatened species and I encourage the community to apply for grants to help save threated native wild in our community.

Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal.

Under the program individual grants of up to $350,000 are available for projects that will run for 7 years and will require a contribution from the successful organization including local community groups, business and councils.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to develop and deliver projects with other collaborating partners.

The new grants program is designed to maximise the number of species that can be secured in the wild under the NSW Government’s ‘Saving our Species’ initiative.

Saving our Species is investing $100 million over five years to secure populations of threatened species in the wild. Projects are currently in place for some 350 species.

Applications open on June 25 and I encourage groups to apply for funding for local projects.

Applications are open from 25 June – 13 August 2018.

More information: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/saving-our-species-contestable-grants-program-2018.htm