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Community Environment Grants form part of the Sustainable Environment stream of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program. Grants of between $5000 and $50 000 (GST exclusive) are available to help community groups and organisations to contribute to the sustainable management of Australia’s environment. The 2013–14 funding round is currently open, and electronic applications may be submitted up to midnight (12.00am) AEST Wednesday 8 May 2013.
The NSW Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body established by the NSW government to fund a broad range of organisations to undertake projects that enhance the environment of NSW. Applications for a wide range of NSW Environmental Trust grants are now invited:
The Community Landcare Grants are small grant available through the Sustainable Agriculture stream of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. Grants between $5000 to $50 000 (GST exclusive) are available to help local community-based organisations and groups take on-ground action as well as build their capacity and skills to manage their natural environment and productive lands, while contributing towards program outcomes. The 2013-14 Community Landcare Grants round is now open, with applications closing at 5pm (AEDT) on 20 March 2013.
Five NSW funding rounds are open for applications in February-March 2013.
One Land – Many Stories: Prospectus of Investment provides an overarching framework of the Australian Government’s priorities for funding biodiversity conservation and improving natural resource management in 2013–14. It articulates the places (target areas), national priorities (investment themes) and the available grant funding to guide the development of project proposals in the 2013–14 round of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management investment across the Australian Government environment portfolio.
The Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program is a $40 million merit-based, competitive grants program established by the Commonwealth Government to assist industry associations and non-profits provide practical, tailored energy efficiency information to small and medium enterprises and community organisations. Round 2 is currently open with applications closing 20 December 2012.
Community Action Grants are a small grants component of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative that aims to help local community groups take action to conserve and protect their natural environment. The grants are targeted towards established local community-based organisations that are successfully delivering projects to support sustainable farming and/or protect and enhance the natural environment. The 2012-13 Community Action Grants round is now open, and applications close 27 March 2012.
The Community Energy Efficiency Program is a merit-based grant program established by the Australian Government to provide matched funding to local councils and non-profit community organisations to undertake energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits to council and community-use buildings, facilities and lighting. The program is part of the government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future. Applications close 5pm AEDST Friday 23 March 2012.
The NRM knowledge online repository is designed as an open access digital archive for publicly funded information derived from Australian Government investments in natural resource management activities. It has been developed to be compliant with the Open Archives Initiative interoperability standards and to deliver on the Australian Government’s commitment to providing open access to publicly funded information.
The 2012 edition of the National Environmental Grants Guide – an annual directory of environmental grant and funding opportunities from around Australia – is now available. Published in December each year, the Guide lists grant and funding opportunities available from the Australian and State Governments, corporate giving programs as well as the major Australian philanthropic funds and trusts.
Put together with a wide audience in mind including schools, community environment & landcare groups as well as Councils, businesses and householders, the handy glove box sized (A5) Guide will prove to be a convenient resource when seeking funds to assist with environmental and natural resource improvement projects.
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