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Communities Environment Program

Overview

This program aims to deliver a wide range of on-ground projects that conserve, protect and sustainably manage the environment.

It seeks to:
- Support the environmental priorities of local community and environment groups in their regions and neighbourhoods.
- Not only recover and strengthen the environment, but also to build and strengthen the communities.

Grants of up to $150,000 are available for each federal electorate. Each electorate can receive funding for up to 20 projects, with the minimum grant amount being $2,500 and the maximum grant amount set at $20,000. Sitting Members of Parliament will consult with their community to identify potential projects for their respective electorates.

Applicants are advised to contact their local Member of Parliament for the application details.

A total funding pool of more than $22 million is available in 2019-20.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
- Community clubs (including Lions clubs, rotary clubs, sports cliubs)
- Not-for-profit organisations such as Indigenous organisations, Landcare groups (including bushcare, coastcare, ‘friends of’ groups)
- Schools
- Other community and conservation groups

Local governing bodies as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 will also be eligible to receive funding.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include small-scale, community-led projects nominated by the local Member of Parliament in consultation with the community which will focus on environmental priorities such as:
- Waste and litter reduction
- Protecting native animals, including threatened species
- Addressing weeds and pest animals
- Restoring and improving coasts, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways
- Greening parks and urban areas

Restrictions

Individuals and state or territory government departments will not be eligible for funding.

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Fact Sheet 2019-03-14 Download

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Category
Community
Dates
Status Open
Closing Information
This program is open on an ongoing basis.

Value
Funding Type Grant
Min.Funding $2,500
Max.Funding $20,000
Total Funding Pool $22M
Co-contribution No
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Environment and Sustainability
Sector/SubSector
Environment : General
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Location
National
Region
Any
Industries
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Organisation
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier Federal
Department
Department of the Environment and Energy
Contacts
Program Administrator
Department of the Environment and Energy
Telephone
1800057590
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit