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.

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

Limited grants of up to $3000 are available.

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 about what your group could do to:

Priority will be given to projects that:

When are funds made available

The grants are offered twice a year.

Information session

Monday 6 February 2017 from 5.30-6.30pm.

Masonic Hall
81 Lakeview Street
Speers Point

This session will include:

To reserve your spot, RSVP online or call 02 4921 0333.

Round one 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

Complete the application form and return it to our Customer Service Centre, Lake Macquarie City Council Administration Building126-138 Main Road,Speers Point, NSW,2284 or post to PO Box 1906, Hunter Regional Mail Centre,NSW,2310 or email council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

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

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Page last updated: 22 December 2016