One of Ballarat’s newest environmental organisations and one of its important historical and heritage groups have received funding from the Federal Government.
Assistance to Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) and the Ballarat Tramway Museum under the Gillard Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations 2012-13 were announced today by Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King.
BREAZE will receive $2750 for a project to assess its success in supporting its members to reduce emissions and develop a toolkit to assist other similar groups to develop effective operations and programs.
The Ballarat Tramway Museum receives $2200 and will use the funds to continue to develop a working museum to preserve the style of Ballarat’s former street tramways and trams for the public benefit in a safe environment.
“Both these organisations do great work in our community and thoroughly deserve the support,” Ms King said.
“This support will also help them cover the administration, training and operating costs so they can focus on doing their good work.”
The Australian Government is investing $1.5 million in 200 volunteer and community organisations across the nation to value and protect our natural environment and heritage.
More information on the Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations program, including a full list of funded projects, is available at www.environment.gov.au/gvesho.