Men’s sheds, conservation groups, community organisations, not-for-profits and traditional owners can now apply for grants through the Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program to undertake on-ground recovery actions which will benefit their local environment.

The $10 million Morrison Government program, offering grants of between $5000 to $150,000, is part of the Government’s $200 million investment to help native wildlife and their habitats recover from the devastating impacts of last summer’s bushfires.

“Our community was deeply affected by the fires and the impact on wildlife. I know there are many people in Barker who are already getting out and rehabilitating bushfire affected environments. These grants mean more organisations can now take part in real on the ground action,” Member for Barker Tony Pasin said.

“The Government recognises that harnessing local knowledge and stewardship, along with financial support, is essential to recovery and building the resilience of native plants and animals.

“I encourage members of our community to apply for a grant and get involved in a hands-on way to help our environment bounce back.”

Grants from $5,000 to $150,000 are available to community organisations, conservation groups, Traditional Owners and local governments.

Eligible project activities include provision of supplementary shelter, nest boxes and artificial hollows, eradicating or reducing the impact of pest animals and weeds, protecting sensitive habitat and waterways, and seed collection, propagation and revegetation of native plants.

Applications are now open and will close on 27 November 2020.

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