Environment Support Grants Program | Round 2 OPEN

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The Environmental Grants provide financial assistance to incorporated community groups, organisations and individuals to undertake environmental and sustainability projects on public and private land within Corangamite Shire.

In this special grants round, Council will be looking to fund projects related to sustainable agriculture and tackling climate change. Applicants will have a better chance at receiving funding if they can demonstrate how their project addresses climate change and contributes to sustainable agricultural practices.

What types of things are funded through Environmental Grants?

Through this grants round, Council will be looking to fund;

  • Climate change related projects (e.g. projects that focus on carbon emission reductions, closed loop systems, energy conservation & waste reduction)
  • Sustainable agriculture projects (e.g. regenerative and innovative farm practices, reducing use of fertilizers and herbicides/pesticides, resource recovery and reducing farm waste)

Projects with activities relating to the following outcomes are also eligible to apply:

  • Weed control to protect and enhance environmental assets
  • Protection and enhancement of remnant native vegetation
  • An increase in the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation
  • Improvements to soil health and water quality
  • Waste reduction and education
  • Increased community understanding of environmental and sustainability issues

Projects from incorporated community groups who wish to improve the energy and/or water efficiency of community facilities are also eligible to apply.

We encourage you to contact Council's Environment Project Officer to discuss your application prior to applying.

How do I apply?

Submit your application below using the online Application Form. If would like a hardcopy of the Application Form, please contact Council.

Applications for 2022-2023 Round 2 funding rounds open Saturday 5 November and close Saturday 17 December, 5 pm.

Important Information:

  • Funding is offered on a $1 for $1 basis up to $2,500 to incorporated community groups, organisations and individuals to undertake environmental and sustainability projects on public and private land within Corangamite Shire.

For further enquiries or to get a hard copy of the Application Form, please contact the Shire on 03 5593 7100 or email grants@corangamite.vic.gov.au

Guidelines(PDF, 161KB)