Landscape board urges locals with innovative ideas to apply for funding

Local community groups, organisations, individuals and volunteers with innovative ideas on how to manage the Limestone Coast's landscape are being encouraged to apply now for funding.

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board's Grassroots Grant program has been highly successful in bringing ideas to reality, and ultimately improving the region.

A total of 16 projects were successful in the last round of grant funding for the 2020/2021 year, with Coonawarra one of the many locations to benefit from the financial support.

Wine Grape Council of South Australia Incorporated were successful in their grant application, and will create new demonstration sites in the Coonawarra region.

Establishing new demonstration sites will allow wine grape council to showcase the use of native insectary plants in and around vineyards.

There countless other great projects across the Limestone Coast region, including Tatiara District Council's enhancement of the Mundulla Common Swamp.

Funding will be used for weed control and seed collection for revegetation of the area.

Livestock SA Incorporated will also now trial large scale feral deer traps in the South East to support productive and sustainable agriculture practices and management of natural resources.

Millicent High School, the City of Mount Gambier, Pt MacDonnell Landcare Group Incorporated and Nature Glenelg Trust, Grant High School and Beachport District Development Association Incorporate were also successful grant recipients from the last funding round.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Chair Penny Schulz said the program is important for those looking to create positive landscape outcomes in the region.

"The Grassroots Grant program is an important element in the Landscape SA reform agenda, which ensures there is more funding opportunities for local communities dedicated to enhancing our region's landscape," she said.

With a funding pool of $250,283 available the Limestone Coast Landscape Board expects to fund a range of projects in 2021/2022 across the region that will address its priority areas.

Applications close April 19, 2021. For more information on how to apply, visit: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/lc

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