By Jessica Micallef
Macedon Ranges residents are being encouraged to tackle the region’s unique climate change challenges.
The state government is helping regional Victorians deal with climate change through a new community grants program.
Under the $1 million Community Climate Change Adaption Grants Program, grants of up to $75,000 will be available for practical and locally-driven projects that help communities respond to climate change.
Eligible projects must either be led by, or implemented in partnership with local councils, traditional owner corporations, community groups or not-for-profit organisations.
Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said she encouraged residents to apply for the grants to ensure protection against climate changes throughout the Ranges.
“This region will face its own unique challenges when it comes to climate change,” Ms Thomas said.
“This grants program is encouraging new and innovative ideas to build resilient communities.
“This program is about supporting new relationships between communities, local governments and regional stakeholders to adapt and respond to the impacts of climate change.”
Grant applications close on March 31. To apply: climatechange.vic.gov.au/3CAgrants