COMMUNITY groups in the Goulburn Murray Valley are being encouraged to apply for grants to help control Queensland fruit fly.
As part of round two of the Managing Fruit Fly Regional Grants program horticultural industry groups, local government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and community groups in rural and regional Victoria are invited to apply for grants up to $5000.
The program supports a coordinated and collaborative approach to Queensland fruit fly management across Victoria, with a special focus on projects that contribute to protecting local horticulture industries.
Eight grant applications were approved in the first round of the program – in the Goulburn Murray Valley, Greater Sunraysia and Yarra Valley regions.
Endorsed by their respective regional governance groups, the successful grant applicants demonstrated how they would support the implementation of regional action plans by raising awareness of fruit fly in their communities.
The grants will fund projects that support community action on Queensland fruit fly and build awareness and increase control of Queensland fruit fly through best practice management activities at a local level.
For more information about the grant program and how to apply, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/qff-grants.