Environment and Sustainability Grants Program

The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program is offered to assist not-for-profit community organisations in providing opportunities that benefit the wider Geelong community.

Please note: The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program has closed for applications for 2017. Dates for future funding rounds will be updated on this site in 2018.

We are looking for projects that help to achieve the goals and outcomes of our strategic objectives relating to environment and sustainability. Our overarching documents are City Plan 2013-2017 and the Environment Management Strategy 2014-2017.

The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program is also supported by the Future Proofing Geelong initiative for projects that meet the objectives of the Low Carbon Growth Plan.

The three priority areas of the City Plan 2013-2017 Sustainable Built and Natural Environment objectives that relate to community groups are:

  1. enhance and protect natural areas and ecosystem health

  2. support our community to live sustainably

  3. advocate for and promote sustainable design and development.

The grants process

  1. Read the grant guidelines and criteria

  2. Contact Grants staff prior to commencing your application by phoning 03 5272 4736 or 03 5272 5039

  3. Complete and submit an online expression of interest

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 7 November 2017