Funding available for local community projects in the Abercrombie Catchment

The Kanangra-Boyd to Wyangala (K2W) partnership is offering $100,000 of funding to community groups in the Abercrombie Catchment who want to get involved in protecting and restoring natural connections in priority areas.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be provided through K2W’s Community Grants Program to help raise awareness and enhance habitat in the K2W Link, a significant wildlife corridor that runs between the Greater Blue Mountains and Wyangala Dam.

The K2W Link forms part of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) which is working with local landholders, organisations and communities to reconnect 3,600km of land stretching between the Grampians in Victoria and Far North Queensland.

“We are calling for expressions of interest from individuals and community groups who are keen to work on a range of exciting projects including planting feed species for gliders and migratory birds, delivering community training workshops, and collating information and local knowledge on K2W’s cultural values,” says Mary Bonet, K2W’s Facilitator.

“K2W is about working collaboratively with other individuals who care about the future of our land, water and natural resources. Our grants programs are aimed at helping to facilitate projects that help make a real difference for our local environment.”

This is the third year that K2W is running its Community Grants Program.

Projects funded last year included supporting Fullerton-Hadley Landcare to run a series of workshops covering revegetation with native plants, traditional burning, species identification and Aboriginal land management practices.

“In addition to these informative workshops we funded six other projects including enabling the International Volunteers for Peace to revegetate the Stonequarry Cemetery and supporting Pejar Land Council to collate information on K2W’s natural and cultural assets,” Mary says.

“We are encouraging all local community groups, including Aboriginal groups, Landcare and government to apply for funding and contribute to this globally significant connectivity conservation initiative”.

Funding for the K2W Grants Program is provided by the Australian Government.

Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm on Friday, 29 January, 2016. Guidelines can be downloaded here : K2W Community Grants 2016 _WEB VERSION   and application form available here:  K2W Community Group Grants 2016_APPLICATION FORM_ONLINE  or by contacting Mary Bonet on 0459 352 892. For more information about the Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala Link and Great Eastern Ranges Initiative please visit www.greateasternranges.org.au/k2w

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