Canberra Community Environment Grants

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

Canberra is a place of immense natural beauty and home to a stunning array of flora and fauna. Canberrans understand the interconnectedness of our environment and are passionate about protecting it, nurturing it, and helping it to flourish. There are some fantastic organisations in our community who are doing amazing things in this space and in order to give them a hand we are seeking expressions of interest for our Canberra Community Environment Program.

The program will provide grants between $2,500 and $20,000 for community-led initiatives around our local environmental priorities.

If your organisation is involved in a project that will help improve the natural environment of our city, this program could help make it come to life.

Canberra Community Environment Grants form

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this grant your organisation will need to satisfy a number of requirements.

  • You must have an Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • You must be an incorporated entity.
  • Your project will need to be completed by 31 December 2020.
  • If you have addition funds, or in-kind contributions towards to the project, this is a big benefit. However, not essential.
  • This grant is not available to projects already receiving Commonwealth or Territory funding.

To find out more about the program please get in touch with the Electorate Office at [email protected] or on 02 6277 4168.

 

The deadline to submit your expression of interest is 5:00pm on Thursday 26 September 2019. Those projects considered to be promising will then be nominated for the grant.

 

Some ideas for programs that might be suitable for this grant include:

  • Monitoring local flora, fauna, water quality and marine debris.
  • Supporting recovery of threatened species, such as providing nest boxes or artificial burrows.
  • Seed collection and propagation to support revegetation of habitats and threatened ecological communities.
  • Planting trees and understorey to rehabilitate degraded habitats / riverbanks / wetlands; control erosion; or to increase suitable habitat, vegetation linkages and available food sources for native animals.
  • Reducing the impact of invasive weeds, pest animals, and diseases on the environment.
  • Fencing to control access to sensitive sites, remnant vegetation or revegetation sites.
  • Installation of infrastructure, such as boardwalks, to manage access to sensitive natural habitats.
  • Reducing sediment, contaminant and nutrient run-off to waterways.
  • Litter clean-up events, marine debris collection or litter management infrastructure.
  • New or enhanced recycling drop-off facilities, and community-based initiatives to repair, share, re-use or recycle products.
  • Workshops to increase community skills in monitoring, conserving, and/or protecting threatened species, ecological communities or other important environmental assets.

For additional information about the program, you can visit this link.