Administered by the Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Inc.
The aim of the Environmental Grant Program is to facilitate projects that enhance the environment, protect the environment, or provide a sustainable environmental solution.
The criteria can be defined as follows:
Enhance - to raise to a higher degree, to intensify, to magnify.
Protect - to secure for future generations.
Sustainable - a system that maintains its own viability.
The Environmental Grant Program is derived from contributions made by Maules Creek Coal, Boggabri Coal and Tarrawonga Coal Mines under Voluntary Planning Agreements.
The program is administered by the Leards Forest Precinct Environmental Trust Inc. The Trust consists of representatives from the above mines, community and Gunnedah and Narrabri Shire Councils.