Gippsland Lakes Community Grants close soon

Gippsland Lakes Community Grants for groups to complete projects that will help improve the health of the Lakes close at 9am on Wednesday, 16 May.

According to Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee Co-Chair, Peter Jennings, the grants provide an opportunity for community groups to seek funding for projects that will help tackle key priorities for the Gippsland Lakes.

“There is $285,000 in community grant funding available,” explained Mr Jennings.

“So far, community grants have funded 16 fantastic projects across the Gippsland Lakes.

“There have been some really impressive projects funded including Perry River protection, Harper’s Bight Inlet restoration, monitoring marine life in the Gippsland Lakes, the Nagle College rainforest project, the expansion of Heyfield wetlands and many more.

“Projects can be big or small. Larger funding allocations require more on ground works.

“Successful projects will help address these high priority actions and protect important values of the Gippsland Lakes.”

Full details of these Community Grants are available at this includes the Gippsland Lakes Priorities Plan, Gippsland Lakes Community Grants Guidelines and Gippsland Lakes Community Grants Application Form. Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines before preparing project applications.

The GLCC Community Grants Program is an important component of the $12.5 million Gippsland Lakes program being implemented by a range of organisations and community groups across the Gippsland Lakes catchment to June 2020.

For more information visit, or call Sean Phillipson on 5150 3579, or Carolyn Cameron on 5150 3582.

Applications close at 9am Wednesday, 16 May 2018.

Funding for these grants has been made available from the Victorian State Government for the health of the Gippsland Lakes.