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Wheatbelt Community Groups Offered Helping Hand

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Community groups or individuals that help to look after the environment are being given extra support.

Wheatbelt NRM has opened its latest round of Community Support grants, worth $500 each.

Project delivery officer Leigh Whisson said in the past successful applicants have included the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club, the Facey group and the Shire of Koorda.

“Groups could apply for the funding to help pay for an event they were promoting, or cover some of the costs of equipment including computers or a printer, that help in the day to day running of the organisation,” Leigh Whisson said.

"The Today Naturalists’ Club used the funds to cover printing costs for survey forms and bird identification sheets.

“The Shire of Koorda used the grant to send a representative to the State NRM conference.”

The Community Support grants were being funded by the Australian government through its National Landcare Program.

The scheme has been running since 2014, injecting more than $30,000 into community groups and individuals focused on improving natural resource management in the Wheatbelt.

Applications close Monday, 27th June 2016.