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.

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.

Applications are open between 14 August and 25 September 2017.

Please read the grant guidelines for the particular stream you are interested in  before submitting an application.  This provides information about the process, eligibility, what you can apply for and the assessment criteria.

You will also need to make contact with grants staff before you apply. Contact details are available below.

Access to the application form is available on this site from until 25 September.

Apply online



Environment & Sustainability Grant Guidelines 2017/2018

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Page last updated: Monday, 21 August 2017