Environmental Development Community Funding

The City provides funding to assist community groups and schools with projects, events and activities that meet sustainability objectives, increase awareness of environmental issues, promote positive environmental behaviour and protect the City’s natural areas.

The Environmental Development Fund is one category of the City’s Community Funding Program. Community groups and schools can submit applications to the Environmental Development Fund which has $25,000 per year available to be divided amongst successful applicants over two funding rounds.

Round One of the Community Funding Program for 2019/20 opened on Monday 16 September and closed on 5.00pm, Friday 18 October 2019.

Round Two of the Community Funding Program for 2019/20 has not yet been scheduled. An opening date will be advised as soon as possible.

The following are examples of projects, events or activities that your school or community group may wish to apply for:

  • Community water-wise local native plants garden
  • Community edible food garden with permaculture principles
  • Composting and worm farms
  • Installation of rainwater tank
  • Revegetation of degraded bushland, wetland or coastal areas with local native plants
  • Installation of bird nesting boxes or bat boxes, where suitable
  • Research into native flora, fauna or fungi
  • Sustainable transport participation programs eg. walking school bus
  • Installation of bicycle parking
  • Eco audits of buildings to provide sustainability recommendations
  • Contribution towards installation of solar panels
  • Environmental education programs such as bushland care, Aboriginal cultural heritage, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste minimisation, recycling, walking or cycling
  • Community events that support environmental days or weeks such as World Environment Day, National Biodiversity Month, National Tree Day, Walk Over October, Ride2School Day, Walk to School Day, Clean Up Australia Day and National Recycling Week.