Port Pirie Community Greening Grants open today

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Port Pirie Community Greening Grants open today

Nat Cook MP – Minister for Human Services Monday, 12 December 2022

Geoff Brock MP – Member for Stuart

Community groups in Port Pirie are encouraged to apply for greening grants of up to $10,000, with applications for the Port Pirie Community Greening Grants 2023 open from today.

The State Government has made a total $100,000 available in this funding round to support initiatives which align with the Targeted Lead Abatement Program (TLAP) priorities.

These priorities include reducing the exposure of children and the wider community to dust and soil that may contain lead, as well as improving education and awareness on the importance of greening and other dust management initiatives.

The types of projects which can be funded include greening around outdoor seating areas and playgrounds, covering exposed soil with soft fall especially if the exposed soil is accessible to children, purchasing equipment or infrastructure to assist in dust management, and greening to reduce dust and enhance the amenity of the area.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 9 February 2023 at 3pm.

More information on the grants and how to apply can be found on the Grants SA website: www.dhs.sa.gov.au/grantssa or phone the Grants SA team on 1300 650 985 for more information. 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Human Services Nat Cook

The Port Pirie Community Greening Grants fund important initiatives by local, non-profit organisations to help reduce lead exposure.

I have seen some great work from projects funded in previous rounds. Six months ago, I visited the Port Pirie Community Garden which had received funding to replace its soil and garden beds, as well as grow 600 trees for Nyrstar.

I look forward to welcoming some more great projects to reduce dust levels and lead pollution, and further enhance the amenity of this great regional community. 

Quotes attributable to Geoff Brock

These grants will help mitigate the risk of lead exposure and will help to eliminate the atmospheric emissions from the smelters.

We have a lot of lead inherited in the soil that’s been there for the last 130 years. These grants will support a healthier future for the community.