Crown land managers and community groups that use Crown land on the Northern Beaches are invited to apply for a share of $14 million in grants to upgrade and maintain community facilities and reserves across NSW.
Member for Manly James Griffin said applications for the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are open until 10 July 2020.
“This fund maintains and upgrades reserves and community facilities on Crown land across NSW, including the Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin said.
Member for Manly James Griffin and the Northern Beaches community will this weekend commemorate the Long Reef Aquatic Reserve, on its 40th anniversary, as a pivotal resource in marine education for all.
“The Long Reef Aquatic Reserve was declared as the State’s first aquatic reserve in 1980, a huge acknowledgement of the importance of this unique environment right here on our doorstep,” Mr Griffin said.
Grassroots community groups, including all schools in NSW, can now apply for Sydney Water’s Local Community Grants Program, with over $80,000 up for grabs.
Member for Manly James Griffin said the program will award grants of up to $4,000 to groups who are already supporting their community through digital innovation initiatives; embracing diversity at a local level and demonstrating their commitment to protecting our environment.