Environmental Grants Program

The Shire of Dandaragan 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, waterwise community spaces, biodiversity, recycling and waste avoidance.

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.

If you would like to discuss your project idea or require further information on this funding opportunity, please contact Michelle Perkins, Manager Customer and Community Services at the Shire of Dandaragan Administration Office on (08) 9652 0800 or email mccs@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Applications for the Shire grants are open until 5pm 31 May each year.

Download the application form and guidelines by clicking on the links below:

Shire of Dandaragan Environmental Grant Guidelines and Application Form (PDF)
Shire of Dandaragan Environmental Grant Guidelines and Application Form (Word)

The acquittal form for the 2019 round is available upon request, and acquittals for last years grants are due by 5pm 30 June 2021.

Application Guidelines

Applications will be assessed, and funding prioritised against the following criteria:

  • Extent to which the project or activity benefits the local, natural environment;
  • Applicant's capacity to deliver a well-planned project, including applicant's experience, skills and time;
  • Extent to which the project or activity aligns with the Shire of Dandaragan's Strategic Community Plan Envision 2029;
  • Level of volunteer participation and wider community participation;
  • Extent to which the project provides community education and capacity building;
  • Extent to which the applicant is contributing towards funding the project or activity.

Applications will be deemed ineligible for the following:

  • Applications that are eligible for the Tronox Management and Shire of Dandaragan Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund or CSRFF;
  • Political organisations or political events;
  • Commercial enterprises;
  • Events for the specific purposes of raising funds for redistribution to other non-profit community groups, clubs or charitable causes;
  • Projects that the Shire of Dandaragan deem may have an adverse impact on the environment;
  • Projects that are directly or indirectly in opposition to the Shire of Dandaragan's Strategic Community Plan Envision 2029 or Corporate Business Plan;
  • Projects that do not have broad community support or alignment with accepted environmental scientific practices;
  • Any project or activity already underway or completed (unless it has been pre-approved for multi-year funding through this program);
  • Any project or activity on private land that is ordinarily considered to be the landholders responsibility (e.g., boundary fencing, rubbish control).

This grant program recognises that the environment and need for conservation is not confined to national parks, reserves and protected areas - it is also on private land, on verges, around businesses, roofs and other locations, and applications will be considered for projects on all types of land.

The maximum grant for any one organisation in any financial year payable under this funding program will be $10,000.  Council may allocate a project funding over multiple years where the applicant can demonstrate a compelling need.

Funding for future financial years may be pre-allocated to longer term projects in a prior year's grant round.

Evidence and quotes must be included in your application for all proposed goods, services and materials valued at $250 or more.

Each project will be required to acquit their funding at the conclusion of the project.  The acquittal report must include evidence of all expenditure and photographic evidence of works or activities undertaken.

Successful 2019/20 Recipients

Organisation Project Description Benefits / Issues Grant
Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group

Dandaragan Foreshore Pyp Grass Eradication Project - Cervantes and Jurien Bay


Project Plan

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in controlling identified invasive weed of significance
  • Builds on previous control treatments
  • Requires ongoing/annual treatment to ensure prevention of reinfestation
  • Allows revegetation of native plantings to reestablish in order to stabilise coastal dunes
  • Aligned with Shire's Coastal Hazard Risk Management Action Plan (CHRMAP)
  • Provides employment for local contractors
  • Collaboration with local coastcare groups and school
  • Builds on existing partnership with local Parks and Wildlife (DBCA) to grow seedlings for revegetation in DBCA depot, in addition to use of mobile water unit on plantings
  • Builds capacity of local community organisation
$9,759
KE Smith Farm

Smith Farm Landscape Rehydration Demonstration Site Project - Dandaragan


Project Plan

  • Highlights Shire's commitment to support innovative research on environmental and/or agricultural practices
  • Demonstration / research site for rehydration of agricultural site using innovative approach
  • Builds on existing Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development research initiative
  • Provides a detailed Catchment Function Analysis of demonstration site 
  • Provides opportunity to identify if regenerative agricultural practices can rehydrate local catchment areas and agricultural land resulting in less run-off and less flooding and erosion
  • Potential to improve local waterway (Minyulo Brook) and wetlands
  • Aligns with Shire of Dandaragan Strategic Community Plan Envision 2029
  • Capacity to hold field days / community education events
$10,000
West Midlands Group

Glasfurd Farm Soil Amelioration Practices Demonstration Site Project - Dandaragan


Project Plan

  • Coordinated by well established organisation
  • Uncomplicated testing of new schedules of soil amelioration practice
  • Demonstration site will provide opportunities for community education activities
  • Highlights Shire's commitment to support innovative research on environmental and/or agricultural practices
  • Aligns with Shire of Dandaragan Strategic Community Plan Envision 2029
  • Demonstrates a high level of local collaboration with grower and local landholder groups
$9,800