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. Applications for the next round of grants (2017-2018 round two) will open in late January and close in early March.

An information session will be held in February and funds will be paid to successful applicants by the end of June 2018.

Please check this webpage regularly for updates. If you are considering submitting an application, you are encouraged to phone Council’s the Sustainability Engagement Officer on 02 4921 0333 for further information.

Who can apply

Not-for-profit community organisations such as groups, clubs and schools 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:

Priority will be given to projects that:

Key dates and timeframes

The grants are offered twice a year.·Applications for 2017-2018 round one grants will open Monday 3 July 2017 and close Monday 14 August 2017, 5pm.

Applications open Applications close Successful applicants notified and funds made available Project timeframe
3 July 2017 14 August 2017, 5pm November 2017 November 2017 - November 2018

Information session

Wednesday 19 July 2017 from 5.30-6.30pm.

Lake Macquarie City Council Chambers
126 -128 Main Road
Speers Point

This session will include:

To reserve your spot, RSVP online or call 4921 0333.

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
Awabakal Heritage Eco Village Indigenous Corporation Installation of water tank to maintain bush tucker garden, within an indigenous heritage education site. $2,735

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 by 5pm on Monday 14 August 2017 by
    • 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 bsaint@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.



Page last updated: 06 December 2017