Environmental sustainability grants


The Lake Macquarie Environmental Sustainability Grants Program is designed to support community-initiated projects that improve our local environment and inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour within Lake Macquarie City.

The next round of grants

The grants are offered twice a year. The next round of grants (2018-2019 Round Two) opens 28 January and closes 11 March at 5pm, with funds paid to successful applicants in June 2019.

The grants process is competitive, so to ensure your application has the best chance of success, you should familiarise yourself with the Guidelines and Application Form. You should also contact the nominated Sustainability Engagement Officer on 4921 0333 to discuss your project before you apply.

Who can apply

Not-for-profit community organisations such as groups, clubs and school P&C groups located or operating within Lake Macquarie are eligible to apply.

How much money is available

Up to $3000 is available per grant application. The number of grant applications funded each round is limited.  

What types of projects can receive funding

Community based sustainability projects that meet the grant guidelines and benefit the local environment and the community are eligible for funding.

Sustainability is not just about veggie gardens and compost bins, think broadly about what your group could do to:

Past projects funded

Applicant Project summary Amount
Toronto High School Parents and Citizens Outdoor Learning Space to incorporate native cottage and bush tucker gardens to enhance habitat, Aboriginal cultural heritage and knowledge of sustainable water management. $3,000
Dudley Community Garden Dudley Community Garden is established and active. This project seeks to value-add to the garden by developing, promoting and holding workshops to engage and educate the wider community. $3,000
Redhead, LT Creek, Dudley and Toronto Areas Sustainable Neighbourhood Groups Research, design, production and distribution of a brochure Out and About with your Dog in Lake Macquarie City to promote responsible dog care across the Lake Macquarie City. $946

How do I apply

  1. Carefully read the Guidelines for applicants and In-kind contribution information
  2. Attend the information session (optional but encouraged)
  3. Complete the application form and return to Council
    • Delivering in person to Council’s Administration Building, 126-138 Main Rd, Speers Point
    • Posting to LMCC, Box 1906, Hunter Regional Mail Centre, NSW 2310
    • Emailing to kkeogh@lakemac.nsw.gov.au

For further information regarding the Lake Macquarie Environmental Sustainability Grants Program, please contact the Sustainability Engagement Officer on 02 4921 0333.

Grant information session

The grant information session is scheduled for Wednesday 13 February, 5.30-6.30pm at Council’s Administration Building, 126-138 Main Road, Speers Point.



Page last updated: 17 January 2019