Barnaby Joyce

Funding for New England environment projects

13 Jan 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, announced five organisations have been awarded more than $75,000 in combined funding under the Coalition Government’s Communities Environment Program.

 

“This program is all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve our local environment,” Mr Joyce said.

 

Grant recipients include:

The Coalition Government is investing more than $22 million in the Communities Environment Program to support local environmental projects in every electorate across Australia, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 per project.

 

A broad range of organisations were eligible to apply, including local community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools.

 

Mr Joyce said the Communities Environment Program was empowering local community groups to deliver practical local environmental projects that would not only raise environmental awareness but also strengthen the local community.

 

“I was very pleased with the high quality of applications received from our local community and environmental organisations, and their enthusiasm to undertake practical environmental projects,” Mr Joyce said.

 

“Community groups in Tamworth and across the New England are already delivering many fantastic environmental projects, whether it’s planting trees, cleaning up local waterways, reducing litter or protecting native species,” he said.

 

“This new funding will help further those outcomes and I look forward to working together to deliver these projects.”

 

Detailed project information:

(ENDS)

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