Applications for Round Five of the Australian Government’s Green Army programme are now open.
The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local communities to undertake environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia while offering participants valuable skills and practical experience.
The Green Army has been a huge success with 1145 projects announced and more than 700 projects already rolled out across the country in urban, rural and remote areas.
Under Round Five, organisations are invited to submit multi-project proposals for between three and 15 Green Army teams over a two to three year period.
These proposals offer organisations an opportunity to develop large-scale programmes of work that will use multiple Green Army teams over an extended period.
A multi-project proposal could focus on a single environmental or heritage asset (such as a threatened species) across multiple regions or states, or it could focus on multiple environmental and/or heritage assets in a more specific area.
This a unique opportunity for community organisations, Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, environment groups, Indigenous organisations, local councils and others to develop longer term, large-scale projects with a whole of landscape approach.
Organisations interested in submitting an application for one or two projects will also be able to apply under this round.
A variety of community and environment organisations can apply to become Green Army Project Hosts including Landcare groups, natural resource management organisations, Indigenous organisations and local councils.
Further information about Round Five will be available at community information sessions being held in every capital city during the first week of May.
I encourage all interested local community groups to attend to find out more about how you can apply.
More information about Round Five including the guidelines, application forms and details about the community information sessions are available at: www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy