2012 Environmental Community Grants
- Last Updated on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:25
Environment Minister Bill Marmion has awarded $1.6 million to community groups and individuals under the fourth round of the Environment Community Grants program.
The program was introduced in recognition of the enormous contribution community-based organisations make to protecting the State’s environment and conserving the nature of WA.
Of 239 applications received 155 projects will be funded.
Grants were made in eight categories: biodiversity conservation; sustainable catchment management; fauna rescue and rehabilitation; regional parks; Bush Forever; interpretation and sustainable recreation in natural areas; support for major conservation and environment organisations; and protection of high value areas by landholders on private land.
Full list of Environmental Community Grants 2012 (PDF 33.3 kb)
This year the Department of Health, through the Fiona Stanley Hospital Project, has contributed an additional $30,000 to encourage groups to become involved in conservation projects in and around Perth's regional parks, including projects enhancing habitat for Carnaby's black-cockatoo.
What to do now
If you were successful in obtaining a grant, please forward a tax invoice (if you are registered for GST) or invoice (if not registered for GST) to the Department of Environment and Conservation at the address or fax number below. DEC will then arrange for the grant to be transferred to your bank account.
If your community group is registered for the GST, the group needs to submit a tax invoice detailing the grant amount plus the 10% GST component. The grant will then be increased by that amount. The group must then pay the 10% GST component to the Tax Office, and the grant program will claim that amount back. The group can then claim back for themselves any GST paid in expending the funds. Disregard the Statement by Supplier form.
If your group has an ABN, but is not registered for GST, then no GST applies, and the full grant can be disbursed (providing you have already supplied the group’s ABN on the grant application form). If you have not done so, please provide it below and fax to 9334 0244. Disregard the Statement by Supplier form.
If your group does not have an ABN, and is not registered for GST, then the funding body is required to withhold 46.5% tax from the total payment. The group can then claim that tax back if they are eligible to do so. The 46.5% tax does not get held back where the group is either undertaking the work for a hobby, or is an income tax exempt organisation, or will not expect to make a profit. The group will need to advise that they are exempt by filling in an ATO “Statement By A Supplier” form. This form should be forwarded to:
Management Information Officer
c/- Department of Environment and Conservation
Locked Bag 104
BENTLEY DELIVERY CENTRE WA 6983”
Fax (08) 9334 0244
- ATO Statement by a Supplier form (PDF 139 kb)
- Sample tax invoice template for recipients to use (Word 29.5 kb)
- Sample invoice template (if recipient is not registered for GST)(Word 28 kb)