Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Take Off With Grant

Federal Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus has welcomed news that the Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands will receive $20,000 for the restoration of Edithvale Wetlands Bird Hide.

The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP

Shadow Attorney General
Shadow Minister for the Arts
Federal Member for Isaacs

 

FRIENDS OF EDITHVALE-SEAFORD WETLANDS TAKE OFF WITH GRANT

 

Federal Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus has welcomed news that the Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands will receive $20,000 for the restoration of Edithvale Wetlands Bird Hide.


Mr Dreyfus recommended the project for funding under the first round of the Stronger Communities Grants Programme.

 

“I congratulate the Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands on receiving this grant and I look forward to seeing the restored bird hide in coming months,” Mr Dreyfus said.

 

“I am a long-time supporter of Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands and was very pleased to assist them in obtaining this grant.

 

“The Edithvale Wetlands Bird Hide has for some time required restoration and with this grant funding the project can finally get underway,” Mr Dreyfus said.

 

This Programme provides grants between $5,000 and $20,000 and is available for projects that improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

 

Mark Dreyfus worked with a Community Advisory Committee to identify which ideas represented the best investment in our community, and then made a final recommendation on which projects should receive funding.

 

“Round two of the Stronger Communities Grants Programme is open now and closes on 1 April,” Mr Dreyfus said.

 

“I’m interested in recommending the best ideas in our community so I’m keen to hear from as many local community groups as possible about how they might spend this money.

 

“I would encourage locals and community groups to begin thinking about any projects that they think would benefit our community and consider applying for funding.”

 

More information on the funding programme, including guidelines, is available at http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/.

 

THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2016