Swan Bay Environment Association 2017 Environment Grants

Applications for the Swan Bay Environment Association (SBEA) 2017 Environment Grants are now open.

The grants, which close on Friday 30 June 2017, support small projects that aim to enhance the natural environment of Swan Bay.

Grants are open to individuals, groups, families, clubs, associations, schools and business organisations. There is no requirement for any level of recipient contribution.

The maximum grant amount available to any one project is $1,500. The total grant amount provided across all projects will not exceed $5,000.

Applications for SBEA 2017 Environment Grants should be mailed to SBEA, PO Box 143, Queenscliff, 3225, or emailed to evamutton@bigpond.com. Successful applicants will be notified by email.

To download a grant application form, click here, or contact Greg Parry on 5258 3525 or greg.parry@marecol.net.au.

Grant recipients will be asked to complete an acquittal and brief report at the completion of their project, preferably before 1 March 2018 and by 30 June 2018 at the latest. This must include two images of the project area; one before the commencement of work and one at the end of the project.

There were three successful applicants for SBEA Environment Grants in 2016:

  • Guy Werner of Marine and Ecological Services received a grant of $1,000 to survey the distribution of invasive Japanese kelp in Queenscliff harbour and its environs. This funding was matched with a further $1,000 from Parks Victoria to enable a larger survey to be undertaken.
  • The Queenscliff Golf Club received a grant of $650 for revegetation works on the golf course adjacent to Swan Bay.
  • The Bellarine Catchment Network received a grant of $700 to work with local schools to undertake revegetation and weeding in the coastal strip between Nankervis Parade and the Bellarine Railway line in Queenscliff.

For further information on SBEA 2017 Environment Grants, contact Greg Parry on 5258 3525 or greg.parry@marecol.net.au.