Scullin Communities Environment Program
Applications Close 16 September 2019
Eligibility: You must be nominated by a local federal Member of Parliament; have an ABN, and be a not-for-profit incorporated entity.
Purpose: Community-led projects that address local on-ground environmental priorities.
Amount: $2,500 - $20,000
Due date: 16 September 2019, 5pm
Expression of interest form available from Andrew Giles' office - call 9404 1911.
Who can apply?
To be eligible you must:
- Be invited to apply by Andrew Giles MP;
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
- Be one of the following incorporated entities:
- an incorporated not for profit organisation, including Parents and Citizens or Parents and Friends groups (the grant opportunity guidelines provide detail on how you must demonstrate your ‘not for profit’ status)
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community property
- an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body that is:
- a registered school that is a legal entity (with its own unique ABN) and that can enter into a grant agreement in its own right
- a legal entity applying on behalf of a registered school
- a legal entity applying on behalf of a Western Australian Land Conservation District Committee
- a Regional Land Partnerships service provider acting as a project sponsor to enable a community group to undertake their project
- a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 or listed in the guidelines.
Examples of projects that may be funded include:
- monitoring local flora, fauna, water quality and marine debris
- supporting recovery of threatened species, such as providing nest boxes or artificial burrows
- seed collection and propagation to support revegetation of habitats and threatened ecological communities
- planting trees and understorey to rehabilitate degraded habitats / riverbanks / wetlands; control erosion; or to increase suitable habitat, vegetation linkages and available food sources for native animals
- reducing the impact of invasive weeds, pest animals, and diseases on the environment
- fencing to control access to sensitive sites, remnant vegetation or revegetation sites
- installation of infrastructure, such as boardwalks, to manage access to sensitive natural habitats
- reducing sediment, contaminant and nutrient run-off to waterways
- litter clean-up events, marine debris collection or litter management infrastructure
- new or enhanced recycling drop-off facilities, and community-based initiatives to repair, share, re-use or recycle products
- workshops to increase community skills in monitoring, conserving, and/or protecting threatened species, ecological communities or other important environmental assets.
Activities must be mostly on-ground and be undertaken in an eligible location, that includes the Scullin electorate.