Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser David Barwell

$1.8million grants up for grabs

PEAK environmental groups are invited to apply for a grant to support their work with communities.

A total of $1.8 million in funding is available under the 2016 Lead Environmental Community Groups (LECG) Grants Program, which is now open.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser says the program offers grants to support new or existing education or capacity building activities that develop the community's knowledge and participation in protecting the environment.

"The grants will deliver long-term funding to eligible groups over a three-year period, reducing the need for applicants to apply each year," he said.

The program offers grants under two funding streams for organisations of different sizes:

Stream 1 for larger non-government organisations seeking funding between $20,000 and $80,000 each year (maximum of $240,000 in total over the three-year funding period).

Stream 2 for smaller groups seeking less than $20,000 each year (max $60,000 over three years).

Applications close on Friday, March 11. Forms available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/Lead.htm.



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