Name of grant
Value of Council funding received
How have you used your grant funding? What have you been able to achieve and how does this benefit the community?
The funding provided enabled WaCC to organise planting and educational activities. 50 volunteers planted a total of about 600 native plant species. Volunteers participated in a wildlife show where they could get up close to native animals.
The project provided an accessible and visible site for WaCC to engage volunteers from three sectors of the community, for example, the Jamboree Residential Association, Keep Australia Beautiful and the Scouts contributed.
Through engaging the community in restoration and educational activities, this project has increased the awareness about the importance of healthy catchments to our well-being, and how individuals and groups can help to enhance and improve the health of our catchments.
What advice do you have for other applicants who are applying for a Council grant?
If partnerships are to be successful and participation rates high, everyone involved must understand the project aims and objectives. Allow plenty of time for good communication and explanation. Talk, talk and continue talking to those you wish to be involved. They need to be as passionate as you are about the project.
Photo courtesy of Megan Prance.