Permafund micro grant round invests $11,000 in permaculture projects

Permafund received a large amount of highly competitive applications for its 2017 micro grant round and the Permafund Committee reviewed each application against some very strict grant guidelines.

We are thrilled to announce that AUD11,000 has been awarded to six organisations for projects involved in water catchment management, food security, community education and resilience and disaster management.

With more funds of course, more projects could be granted support. We kindly call for your generous donations that will help the next grant round.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our many donors whose contributions have been invaluable in helping this grant round. On behalf of the communities behind these six organisations (see list below) we thank you and we look forward to sharing with you their stories.

Permatil - East Timor

Evaluation of the Permaculture in Schools program for future improvement and expansion.

Emas HitamBali, Indonesia

A comprehensive and scalable Water Sanitation and Hygiene (Pc WASH) program for internally displaced person camps, ranging from emergency toilets to socialisation programs, for Mount Agung evacuees.

FRSD (Foundation for Research & Sustainable Development) — India

Training marginalised farmers about biochar production using invasive weeds.

OTEPIC (Organic Technology Extension & Promotion of Initiative Centre)Kenya

Development of a Water Retention Landscape including water management for an autonomous water supply for food production and the regeneration of topsoil, pasture, forest and the diversity of wild species.

THREAD (Team for Human Resource Education & Action for Development) — India

Pilot program for tribal women aimed at improving food security and self-reliance in their communities.

Afghan VolunteersAfghanistan

Home-based food production.

Check back often on Facebook or Permaculture Australia website for updates on these projects. We are in the process of collecting reports and pictures from them all.

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