$5,000 Community Environment Grants now open to Lake Mac

Published on 23 February 2021

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Lake Macquarie City Council is offering Community Environment Grants of up to $5000 to help inspire projects to improve the local environment or encourage environmentally sustainable behaviour.

Manager Community Partnerships Andrew Bryant said the program is open to any not-for-profit community groups in Lake Macquarie, including school parent and citizen groups.

 “It’s a great way for community groups to identify a need in their local area or school and make the project happen,” Mr Bryant said.

 “We have a proud tradition of supporting a wide variety of projects, from rehabilitating creeks to creating outdoor learning spaces embracing Aboriginal culture.”

 The diverse funding program can also be awarded for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, maximise efficient use of energy or water, increase use of active transport, increase correct recycling practices or encourage sustainable behaviour-change in the community.

Applications for funding close 5pm Friday 26 March. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend an information webinar on Tuesday 9 March at 5pm (RSVP essential).

 To RSVP to the webinar, learn more about the Community Environment Grants program and apply, go to lakemac.com.au.