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Community, Environmental

Communities Environment Programme

Funder:  Federal Government

Grant Background: The Communities Environment Program will provide $22.65 million in funding to support small scale, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities in each of the 151 federal electorates across Australia.

The program aims to support the environmental priorities of local community and environment groups in their regions and neighbourhoods, to recover and strengthen the environment and to build and strengthen local communities.

$ Available: The minimum grant amount is $2,500. The maximum grant amount is $20,000. The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs. Additional cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project costs are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility:  To be eligible you must:

  • be invited to apply by your MP
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

and be one of the following incorporated entities:

  • an incorporated not for profit organisation including but not limited to:
    • community associations, including
      • Parents and Citizens, Parents and Friends groups and equivalent bodies*
    • non-distributing co-operatives
    • companies limited by guarantee
    • Indigenous not for profit corporations
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community property
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body that is:
    • a registered school that is a legal entity (with its own unique ABN) and that can enter into a grant agreement in its own right
    • a legal entity applying on behalf of a registered school
    • a legal entity applying on behalf of a Western Australian Land Conservation District Committee
    • a Regional Land Partnerships service provider acting as a project sponsor to enable a community group to undertake their project (see section 5.2 of the guidelines)
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995.

Key Dates: closes 10 October 2019.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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