Perth City Council launches green grants
The Perth City Council has launched the City of Perth Environment Grants and Sponsorship Program for 2011 that will offer grants to non-government and community organisations to help develop community-based environmental services and programs.
The program will see cash grants or sponsorships of up to $10,000 for initiatives that serve to make the city more resilient to climate change and offset the human impact on the environment.
The Council has endorsed the following priorities for 2011/12:
- Improve the climate resilience of city buildings, by reducing water, energy, waste and increasing biodiversity.
- Educate, raise awareness and influence changes in behaviour that reduce human impact on the environment with a focus on city workers.
- Reduce consumption and use of natural resources by implementing the hierarchy of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ to water, waste and energy.
- Collaboration and partnerships with city businesses and organisations.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says the Council is committed to pursuing policies that contribute to an environmentally sustainable city and leading by example.
“However, to achieve this goal we have to work with other dedicated groups as it really needs to be a community effort,” Ms Scaffidi said.
Applications from interested groups will open in September. People wishing to find out more about the program can do so by contacting the Sustainable City Development Unit on 08 9461 3824.