Are you a community group, school or a group of environmentally-minded residents* who has an idea for an environmental project but needs some funds to get things going? Well, City of Prospect Community Environmental Grants may be for you!
*This group must involve at least five residents who all live within the City of Prospect and have a nominated principal contact who will assume responsibility for the management of the project through to its completion.
Last year Council awarded one grant of $2000 and two grants for $1000 each, as part of its Community Environmental Grants Program.
Prospect North Primary School - $2000 for a Birdscaped Sustainable Garden
This project aims to create bird friendly landscaping on the eastern side of the schoolyard, by planting indigenous and native plants to encourage a native wildlife habitat. Incorporated into this design will be park benches that have been donated to the school and will be restored by the students.
Prospect Community Childcare Centre - $1000 for Walk and Ride to Child Care
Grant funds will be spent on the installation of 3 bike racks at the front of the centre to encourage local families to ride to child care and become more active, as well as leaving their cars at home, helping to reduce carbon emissions. Families will be able to leave their bikes safely secured until the return trip home.
PREFER - $1000 for Prospect Community Garden Indigenous Plants Community Education Project
PREFER will conduct a local environmental community education program promoting local indigenous/local native plants. This program will take the form of local community awareness workshop sessions.Previous Environmental Grant recipients can be found here