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Grants for environment projects
Keen on a community-based environment project but need a grant for support?
To foster action on climate change at grassroots level, the ACT Government has a range of grants for community-based environment projects, including those that aim to enhance sustainability, promote biodiversity and reduce the capital’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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An annual ACT Government funding program designed to assist community participation in worthwhile environmental projects.
The ACT Community Gardens Grants are designed to support community gardens across Canberra that enhance community places and spaces.
Junior Landcare Australia's program to get kids actively involved in their environment.
Other ACT Government grants to help communities turn good ideas into great activities.
For more information, visit the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate website.
Community Zero Emissions Grants program
The Community Zero Emissions Grants Program will provide funding to eligible community groups and sponsored individuals to lead initiatives which support the ACT’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050. The grants will be delivered through annual targeted rounds with $550,000 of funding available over four years. Up to $25,000 (excluding GST) will be available to eligible applicants.
Minister Rattenbury has announced funding for six successful projects for Round One of the Program.
Round Two of the Program will open in mid-2018.
For more information visit the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate website.
ACT Community Garden Grants
The Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, announced the recipients of the 2015-16 ACT Community Garden Grants on 19 October 2015.
Funding was available for projects that support Community Gardens and meet one or more of the following priorities:
- Benefit to the wider community, for example, supply of food to disadvantaged people or promoting social cohesion and community health;
- Encourage broad participation including from a diverse cross section of the community; and
- Have a high level of community support, including volunteers and sponsorship.
The ACT Community Garden Grants funded 8 projects this year (through a one off funding allocation) to the value of $25,000.
Recipients of the 2015-16 ACT Community Garden Grants
- Kingston Organic Community Garden (Canberra Baptist Church) - $4,515.00 for remediation of failed underground transfer pipes from the rainwater tank to the garden.
- Canberra Organic Growers Society - $2,354.00 to replace a small ageing shed with a larger shed to accommodate tools.
- The Salvation Army Community Housing Company - $3,167.00 to create a garden for residents and their families who are struggling to participate in community activities.
- Canberra City Care - $3,572.00 to establish a garden to produce fresh produce for families in the Hands Up program.
- Youth with a Mission - $4,304.00 to establish a garden to build community spirit and provide healthy food to clients of The Pantry, which provides low cost groceries to disadvantaged families.
- Richmond Fellowship ACT - $2,436.59 to establish a garden at Ainslie Village to promote knowledge of sustainably responsible food production and contribute to healthy food bags at a minimal annual cost.
- Communities@Work - $4,110.00 to create a dedicated garden to allow people with disabilities to grow and harvest crops of vegetables and herbs.
- Canberra Organic Growers Society - $539.88 to provide a pump to move water to an established community garden from two water tanks. The garden is used by people from a variety of cultures and ages who come together to maintain the garden.
To view the 2015-16 recipients of Environment Grants, please go to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate website.