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Give the environment a helping hand with Enviro Grants Program

2 November 2015

The Recycling Market Enviro Grants Program second round recipients 4DDD Community Radio are using their grant to broadcast wastewise messages and announcements to the wider Dalby area.

The Recycling Market Enviro Grants Program second round recipients 4DDD Community Radio are using their grant to broadcast wastewise messages and announcements to the wider Dalby area.

Not-for-profit community organisations and groups in Chinchilla, Dalby and surrounding districts, with innovative and practical project ideas focussed on helping the local environment can now apply for the annual ‘The Recycling Market Enviro Grants Program’, with applications closing on Monday 16 November.

Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm said the Enviro Grants Program:

  • Aims to support not-for-profit community groups to deliver initiatives that will make a positive and ongoing contribution to the environment; and
  • Reinvests 25 per cent of the net proceeds raised through the sale of secondhand goods at The Recycling Markets at the Dalby and Chinchilla Waste and Recycling Centres into supporting our dedicated community groups and organisations.

Cr Olm said this year is the first time not-for-profit organisations and groups in Chinchilla and district will be able to apply for the Enviro Grants Program following the opening of Chinchilla’s The Recycling Market last year.

“We’ve had great success with the Dalby Enviro Grants program, with our previous recipients delivering a number of practical and innovative projects, such as the installation of water tanks to capture and reuse water, implementation of waste education programs, and the upgrade of facilities to help improve and benefit our environment,” he said.

“Now that The Recycling Market at the Chinchilla Waste and Recycling Centre has been operational since last August, I’m looking forward to our dedicated community groups in Chinchilla and district jumping on board and putting forward some great environmentally sustainable ideas and projects for consideration.

“So, I encourage groups who have projects with an environmental goal to put pen to paper now and submit an application to The Recycling Market Enviro Grants Program before applications close on Monday 16 November.”

Applicants for this year’s program can apply by 5pm, Monday 16 November for projects that fall into one of two funding streams: up to $1,000; and between $1,000 and $3,000.

For more information on how to apply, visit Council’s website www.wdrc.qld.gov.au, email info@wdrc.qld.gov.au, or call 1300 COUNCIL.

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