Community organisations in Pearce that work to protect our native species can now apply for support for their efforts under the Liberal Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund.
The Threatened Species Recovery Fund supports community projects that can help meet the targets and objectives in the Government’s Threatened Species Strategy.
The Liberal Government is committed to turning around the fortunes of nationally-threatened species like the bilby, numbat, mountain pygmy possum, eastern bettong, cassowary, swift parrot and Australia’s endangered eucalyptus trees.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the announcement and invited community organisations in Pearce to send in their applications.
“The $5 million Threatened Species Recovery Fund, delivered through the National Landcare Programme, will help to bring government and community efforts together in the fight against native species extinction.” Mr Porter said.
“The Fund will provide seed money and community grants—worth between $20,000 and $250,000 (GST exclusive)—for local projects that strongly align with the targets and objectives of the Threatened Species Strategy.”
In February this year, the Government launched Australia’s first Threatened Species Prospectus, which invites business, industry and the philanthropic sector to partner with government to invest in over 50 science-based projects that fight extinction.
The grants under the Threatened Species Recovery Fund will be awarded to eligible groups through a competitive process. Community project proposals for support from the Fund that leverage private sector investment and align with projects in the Prospectus are encouraged.
More information on the Threatened Species Recovery Fund can be found on the National Landcare Programme website: http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/threatened-speces-recovery-fund.
Applications close on 15 June 2017.