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Council secures additional bushfire vegetation removal grant funding

October 25, 2021Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council will clear thousands of tonnes bushfire damaged trees after securing $4.59 million in grant funding from the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – Bushfire Recovery Green Waste Program. Wingecarribee Shire Council was one of 15 regional councils to secure funding from the EPA to assist with the continued cleanup following the...

Post bushfire research grant secured for rare flora

October 20, 2021Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has successfully secured a grant from the State Government to help monitor the recovery of rare and threatened flora species across the Shire’s bushfire impacted areas. Council’s Director Communities and Place, Geoff King said the grant would assist Council and state government staff in protecting the Shire’s unique environment following the Black...

Grant applications made easy with Council

September 3, 2021Posted in: Other

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has subscribed to a comprehensive grant database to help identify and capture greater grant opportunities for the Southern Highlands. Council secured access to the grants database, entitled Grant Guru, through a licensing agreement with Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI). Council’s General Manager Lisa Miscamble explained the benefits. “The Grant Guru database...

Council awards funds to community projects

July 16, 2021Posted in: Community

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Community groups, sports clubs, cultural groups and volunteer organisations are some of the local groups set to receive crucial funding as part of Council’s 2021/22 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. A total of thirty-eight local community projects totalling just under $120,000 were allocated funding as part of the annual Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the 38...

Grants available for community-led bushfire recovery

April 30, 2021Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is set to launch a third round of the Bushfire Community Recovery Small Grants Program to support local communities recovering from the 2019/20 bushfires. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist not-for-profit organisations and associations across the Southern Highlands. Council’s Acting Deputy General Manager,...