Funding is available for community groups, non-profit organisations and students to conduct projects on water and river conservation.
The National River Care Fund – Small Grant Programme is an initiative by conservation group Global Environment Centre to promote a society that cares for rivers and to encourage community-based water and river conservation programmes.
Grants of RM2,000 to RM5,000 are available for projects in these categories:
> Public awareness
> Biodiversity conservation/habitat creation
> River audit or pollution monitoring
> River restoration or rehabilitation
> Sustainable livelihood
> Pollution reduction
> River ranger
Deadline for applications is June 1. More details are available at www.gec.org.my.