FBA is seeking expressions of interest from community organisations for projects that could improve environmental outcomes in the region.
How much funding is available?
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to conduct an extensive scope of on-ground environmental activities such as:
- revegetation works,
- removal of marine debris,
- weed and pest animal management and
- erosion control strategies.
Grants of up to $15,000 are available for work solely within the Shoalwater and Corio Bays Ramsar site including:
- dune revegetation and restoration
- educational signage to effect behavioural change
- earthworks to prevent vehicle access to dunes and
- dune fencing.
For full detail on eligible projects please download the Eligible Project Activities List here.
To support these projects and grow community involvement, family friendly public events and educational programs that have an ecological theme, or aim to change attitudes and behaviours towards natural resource management, are also eligible to receive up to $1,500 in funds.
Who is involved?
Funding is provided to the FBA through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and Reef Programmes.
Three local organisations will act as sponsors for the community groups providing project management and technical expertise at no cost to successful applicants –
- Capricornia Catchments
- Greening Australia and
- Conservation Volunteers Australia.
What are the project timeframes?
Projects can be for 6 or 12 months and located in coastal environments or along urban waterways from Tannum Sands to as far north as the Corio Bay and Shoalwater Ramsar areas.
How do I apply?
Applicants are asked to download and complete the Expression of Interest form here.
Further information and assistance can be provided by contacting the following community organisation sponsors:
- Greening Australia (Rockhampton Region) Sonia Thomas P: 0439 745 366 E: SThomas@greeningaustralia.org.au
- Capricornia Catchments (Livingstone Shire) Jeff Krause P: 0407 700 131 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conservation Volunteers Australia (Gladstone region) Jodi Jones P: 0418 630 503 E: JJones@conservationvolunteers.com.au
When are applications due?
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, however there are two funding rounds available.
Projects can be six or twelve months in length and are to be managed in these timeframes:
- Project expression of interest – apply now for projects commencing from 1 July 2016.