2018/19 Environment Grants – supporting grassroots efforts to protect our precious environment

Jingili Primary School will receive $5035 to go towards two recycling and reusable projects as part of the latest round of Environment Grants.

Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler said $392,000 had been provided to community groups, schools and councils under the 2018/19 Environment Grants Program to support their work addressing local environmental issues.

Minister Lawler said the Environment Grants program supported action-based projects promoting ecological sustainability and building awareness of the cumulative impacts of our personal behaviour and lifestyle choices.

Jingili Primary School were the only organisation successful in two different categories. The school received $3015 to construct a secure collection point for its recycling operation as part of the Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants category. A grant of $2020 was awarded to the school to purchase Bees Wax Wraps to reduce its use of single use plastics, such as glad wrap, as part of the Small Environment Project Grants category.

The $392,000 has been allocated in three grant categories including:

  • Seven Small Environmental Project Grants that support communities to pursue initiatives that deal with or raise environmental awareness

  • 14 Environmental Project Grants for projects up to one year that reduce environmental harm and raise environmental awareness

  • Six Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants to provide Northern Territory organisations the opportunity to acquire infrastructure for the purpose of collecting approved containers for redemption at a Container Deposit Depot.

    The funding will also assist remote communities to look after country through waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs, infrastructure and education. A number of projects aimed at rehabilitation of important systems and weed management have also been supported.

    As noted by Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler

    The Territory’s natural environment is one of our greatest assets, Minister Lawler said.

    As Territorians we are strongly connected to our land in many different ways – it shapes our identity and gives us our unique perspective on life. It supports our great lifestyle, drives our thriving tourism industry and offers us a wealth of opportunities for economic development.

    Were pleased to support grassroots efforts to protect and enhance our precious environment.

    The commitment of our regional and remote communities to improving environmental outcomes is inspiring and I look forward to hearing the outcomes of these projects.

    A full list of grant recipients will be available at: https://denr.nt.gov.au

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