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Youth Engagement Grants for Invasive Species Management - Closing 30 Sep 2019!

The Weeds and Rabbits Project aims to encourage more young people to connect with their local community and natural environment through invasive pest and weed management.

Young people are under-represented in invasive species management, yet they have much to offer by way of passion and interest in improving our landscapes.

Land management is an inter-generational issue, and managing pests and weeds is a crucial part of enhancing our agricultural and natural landscapes. It is important that diverse voices and interests are part of the conversation about how to address the challenge of invasive species.

This grant program has been established to support youth-friendly initiatives with a focus on invasive pest and weed issues in Victoria.

Applications close 5 pm (AEST), Monday 30 September 2019.

Funding available: grants between $5,000 and $15,000 (ex GST).

Who can apply: open to community groups, education providers and local councils, with a focus on projects that connect with young people and develop their skills, and deliver broader benefits for local communities.

For program guidelines and application details go to https://weedsandrabbits.com/youth-engagement-grant-program/

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