Environmental Sustainability Grants

Lake Macquarie Environmental Sustainability Grants Program

This grants program is designed to support community initiated projects that improve our local environment and inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour within Lake Macquarie City.

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit community organisations such as groups, clubs, and schools located or operating within Lake Macquarie.

How much money is available?

Limited grants of up to $3,000.

What types of projects can receive funding?

Community based sustainability projects that meet the grant guidelines and contribute to lasting improvements to the local environment.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • demonstrate sustained reduction in resource consumption e.g. water, energy
  • assist community groups to enhance local ecosystems
  • reduce the community’s exposure to environmental risks e.g. natural disasters
  • demonstrate clear education and/or community engagement outcomes
  • involve the wider community
  • have a clear, well-balanced budget and include a cash contribution
  • have undertaken consultation with relevant Council staff
  • assist schools to implement sustainability activities identified in a relevant Management Plan
  • assist Sustainable Neighbourhood Groups to implement projects identified in their Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP)
  • assist community groups to implement actions identified in a regional or local environmental/sustainability management plan
  • are being undertaken by groups that have not received funding in the past

Download a list of projects funded in the last round of the Environmental Sustainability Grants.

When are the grants available?

The grants are offered twice a year.

  • Applications for 2014-2015 Round 1 open Monday 28 July 2014 and close Monday 8 September 2014, 5pm
  • Applications for 2014-2015 Round 2 open Monday 2 February 2015 and close Monday 16 March 2015, 5pm

How do I apply?

The grants package will be available for download in July 2014.

Further information

For further information regarding Lake Macquarie Environmental Sustainability Grants Program, please contact Council on 4921 0333.