Climate Change Partnership Grants

Climate Change Partnership Grants support the Geelong community to achieve net zero community emissions and increase resilience to climate change impacts through a co-ordinated and collective response.

Grant guidelines

To confirm the eligibility of your organisation and activity, please read the grant guidelines before applying.

2024-25 Climate Change Partnerships Grants Guidelines (WORD - 825 KB)

2024-25 Climate Change Partnerships Grants Guidelines (PDF - 370 KB)

Who can apply?

  • Not-for-profits – incorporated bodies, co-operatives or associations
  • Registered charitable organisations – refer to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • Unincorporated bodies with an auspice
  • Schools and learning institutions – only if in partnership with at least one other school or not-for-profit organisation
  • For-profits – commercial entities, businesses

What can you apply for?

Climate mitigation and adaptation projects and activities that will be carried out over a period of one to two financial years.

These grants are most suitable for groups with the experience and capacity to deliver larger-scale projects with a range of stakeholders, various income sources and longer time frames.

Applicants must be willing to work in partnership with us to develop their project scope and project plans (that is: budgets, schedule of works). We may request to be involved in the project steering committee.

How much can you apply for?

There is a total grant pool of $180,000 available.

Applicants may ask for up to $50,000

How to Apply

  • Read the grant guidelines.
  • Check you are an eligible applicant.
  • Check your activity is eligible.
  • Get in touch with us - please discuss your activity with us before applying.
    Pete Mercouriou, Senior Sustainability Officer on 03 5272 5517.
  • Collate your supporting documents.
  • Answer the questions in the application form.
  • Don't forget to hit the submit button.

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Applications open/close

Open:  Saturday 1 June 2024

Close: 5pm, Monday 22 July 2024

Notification of outcomes

Friday 13 December 2024

Page last updated: Friday, 31 May 2024