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.