Published: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 2:38:16 PM

At the September 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors voted to add an environmental grant to the existing Community Grants Program available for community groups around the Shire.

The Environmental Grants Program supports projects that benefit the environment and community through environmental improvement, sustainability education and the promotion and enabling of sustainable living as a way of life. Applicants are encouraged to consider how their proposed project may address issues such as climate change, water-wise community spaces, biodiversity, recycling and waste avoidance.

The Environmental Grant is the fifth grant in a suite of options for groups to receive funding for projects such as sport and recreation, events and activities, infrastructure, and now environmental projects.

 The 2019 / 2020 grant round will be open from 1 October 2019 and close at midnight 27 October 2019 with a pool of $35,000 available for funding.


 The Grants Program seeks to deliver the following objectives:

  •  Benefit the environment through local projects
  • Involve the local community in project design and delivery
  • Raise awareness and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues
  • Support people to take action and share skills and knowledge about the local environment
  • Build the capacity of the community to address environmental sustainability
  • Deliver short-term tangible environmental results that are consistent with the Shire’s long term environmental sustainability direction.  

For further information, go to the Shire Community Grants page.

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