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Council grants help protect Logan’s natural environment

Published: 16 January 2019

Council grants help protect Logan’s natural environment
Rebecca Condon and her son Henry plant a tree to help improve Logan’s natural environment.

Applications are now open for the 2019 City of Logan Environmental Grants (EnviroGrants) program.

Grants from $1500 to $10,000 are available across five categories for projects within the City of Logan.

Logan City Council’s EnviroGrants program aims to enhance and protect the city’s natural environment.

Funding is awarded to help foster environmentally sustainable practices, support community awareness and promote engagement projects.

Grants are available to Logan residents, landholders, businesses and registered wildlife carers as well as educational organisations and not-for-profit environmental and wildlife care organisations.

City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said this year’s top individual grant of $10,000 is double the top grant awarded last year after a $40,000 increase in funding for the program in last year’s Budget.

“Last year Council provided more than $170,000 to the community for 45 different environment-driven projects,” Cr Dalley said.

“There are so many individuals and organisations in Logan who are doing amazing work in helping to protect and improve our natural environment and Council is delighted to assist them through our Environmental Grants program.

“I encourage everyone who is eligible under the grant criteria to submit an application.”

Grants are available across the following categories:

  • Environmental Partnerships & Capacity Building
  • On-ground Ecosystem Restoration
  • Environmental Surveys & Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Individual Wildlife Carer support

To apply online go to logan.qld.gov.au/envirogrants. For more information call Council on 3412 3412.

Applications close on Wednesday, March 13 with successful grant recipients announced at the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) on Sunday, May 26.