Conservation SA search for innovative community projects

sustainabilityCommunity groups in South Australia will be supported to adapt to a changing climate through the Community Sustainability Grants announced by Conservation Council SA (Conservation SA) today.

The Community Sustainability Grants provided in partnership by Conservation SA and the Government of South Australia, will assist groups and non-government organisations to adapt to climate change in a number of ways, which lead to lasting behavioral change.

Over $130,000 will be available to community groups and non-government organisations in South Australia through the schemes.

“The grants are a fantastic opportunity for groups and non-government organisations to promote community involvement in climate change solutions” said Julie Pettett, Conservation SA CEO.

“We are hoping to fund some innovative community-driven initiatives that will have lasting and real benefits for communities and the environment” said Ms Pettett.

Premier, the Hon Mike Rann said, “The Government of South Australia is pleased to be partnering with Conservation SA to help communities become more resilient so that they can readily respond to climate change.

“Climate change is a real issue that affects everyone, and programs like this  will give South Australians the opportunity to be part of the local solution.”

Community groups and non-government organisations are invited to apply for small (up to $3,000) or medium (up to $10,000) grants by 5pm Friday 28 May 2010. Successful applicants will be announced in June 2010.

For further information on the Community Sustainability Grants go to: or call 08 8223 5155 and ask to speak to the Community Engagement team.

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