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Community Mini Grants now open!

21 October 2021

The Climate Ready Hume Team is excited to announce that the second round of Community Mini Grants program is now open for 2021/22. If you’re part of a community group in north east Victoria that is passionate about climate change adaptation and want to make a difference in your local community apply now. Last year’s successful grant recipients implemented a range of innovative projects that increased climate change awareness, preparedness, and adaptation capacity within local communities.

The grants program aims to support local communities to adapt to a changing climate by:

  • Empowering community groups in the Hume region to lead climate change adaptation activities
  • Building skills and capacity among local communities to promote positive climate adaptation actions
  • Increasing community awareness and understanding of climate change and the possible future impacts
  • Encouraging partnerships between organisations and groups in adapting to climate change.

This year, Climate Ready Hume has more than $70,000 available for grants up to $10,000. Projects should seek to do one or a combination of the following:

  • Encourage and enable local communities to participate in climate change adaptation events or activities.
  • Build skills and capacity among local communities to lead positive climate adaptation actions.
  • Support community conversations exploring what the future of Hume region might look like in a changing climate and how our communities can adapt locally.
  • Create or collate climate information that is trusted, accessible and relevant for a range of communities, including vulnerable and cultural communities.

Email us at climateready.hume@delwp.vic.gov.au or head to our home page for the grant guidelines, FAQs sheet and an application form. Applications are now open, please email your application form to us before they close at 5pm 17 December 2021.