Environmental Grants

Got a great idea for an environmental project but you don’t have the funds to pay for it? You might be eligible for grant funding with a Waverley Council Environmental Grant.
Click on the links below for more information:

Apply online

Who can apply

Local schools and childcare centres are eligible to apply for environmental improvement projects and initiatives.  Local micro-businesses are eligible to apply for projects that help to meet targets in waste, water and energy.

Application Closing Dates

You may submit an application at any time, but applications are assessed together twice a year.  Last round CLOSED Monday 10 September 2018.  Next round closing date to be advised.

How much money is available

You can apply for up to $3,000 in each round.

Writing your application

Environmental Grants are available to fund ‘on the ground’ projects, with real measurable outcomes. Projects must have a positive and desirable effect on the environment and meet one or more of the following priorities:

Waste

  • reduce waste generation
  • encourage waste diversion through recycling, composting, worm farming, reusing
  • reduce illegal dumping
  • reduce littering

Water

  • reduce mains water consumption (eg. water tanks, dual flush toilets etc)
  • reduce water pollution in Waverley’s waterways (eg. clean waterways projects)

Greenhouse gas emissions

  • reduce car use and/or increase travel by the public transport, walking, cycling or the use of non-motorised vehicles
  • reduce electricity use (eg. retrofitting of buildings, solar panels, education programs etc)
  • reduce gas use

Biodiversity

  • contribute to the protection of native species and ecological communities (eg. bush regeneration)
  • enhance habitat connectivity and improve weed management (eg. native gardens)
  • increase awareness of Intertidal Protected Areas and Bronte to Coogee Aquatic Reserve.

Check out the guidelines for more details about funding, evaluation criteria and the process. You can also download our sample application which might assist you when preparing your application.

If your application is successful, you must agree to

Use the grant for the purpose stated in the application within 12 months, or make an application for a variation and/ or extension

Acknowledge Council’s support in promotional material and other information relating to the project

Submit Council’s Acquittal Form and provide a short evaluation report immediately following project completion including:

  • A financial statement with evidence of expenditure
  • A brief project summary, and a photo that Council may use to promote awareness of community achievements under the Small Grants Program.

Submit your application

  • By email smallgrants@waverley.nsw.gov.au
  • By post or in person to: 
    Julie Jenkinson
    Mill Hill Community Centre
    1st Floor, 31-33 Spring Street
    Bondi Junction NSW 2022

For more information
Vicky Bachelard
Phone: 9083 8049
Email: vicky.bachelard@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Need more information?

Email: smallgrants@waverley.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9083 8045.

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