Community Sustainability Action grants

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP has urged local conservation groups to check their eligibility for a State Government Round 1, Conservation - Community Sustainability Action Grant.

“Applications for funding close at 5:00pm on the 13th December 2016, and if successful will provide grants of up to $25,000 (excluding GST) to local community-based groups whose work has a focus on enabling ‘sustainable communities’.

“Projects funded under this grant program will improve the sustainability of community facilities and the climate resilience of our natural landscapes, including:

  • measures to improve the energy and water efficiency of community facilities
  • installation of community gardens and community compost systems
  • greening of urban spaces through revegetation activities and installation of green shading infrastructure on community facilities
  • conservation of local natural resources through weeding and revegetation activities, pest control and litter and marine debris collection.

Applications must be completed and submitted through the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s online grant management program, SmartyGrants.

The Community Sustainability Action Grant program provides $12 million over three years to eligible community groups and individuals for innovative projects which seek to address climate change and conserve Queensland’s natural and built environment.

“This is exciting news for local community driven projects which encourage real change in our community.

“Up to $4 million will be allocated throughout 2016/17 to projects which support sustainability, climate, environmental and heritage protection activities.

Grants will be made available through targeted funding rounds throughout 2016/17.

For more information please email or call the grant program office on 3330 6360.