Funding available for local environment projects through boosted ACT Environment grants program

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Local groups and individuals can apply for grants up to $35,000 as part of the 2020–2021 round of the ACT Environment Grants Program.

ACT Environment Grants provide financial support to implement community-based projects that care for the environment and strengthen people’s connection to nature.

This year’s program will incorporate an additional funding stream and increase investment from $218,000 to a total of $285,000.

The additional funding will help local groups and individuals enhance ecosystem health and function within the urban built environment and will help support the Government’s long-term objectives of a sustainable and resilient city.

This will encourage the community to conserve and enhance Canberra’s urban and parks landscape through project ideas that helps care for, restore and rehabilitate Canberra’s natural environment.

The ACT Government initiated this grants program in 1996 and since then, the program has supported more than 261 projects with almost $4 million in funding.

A recent independent review survey found that grant recipients emphasised the importance of the opportunities created by the grant program.

Engaging community energy and enthusiasm through the grants program is a proven way to assist Canberra’s fantastic natural resources.

The closing date for the  2020–2021 ACT Environment Grants program has been extended until  11.59pm on Monday 18th May 2020

For more information on grant guidelines and how to apply visit: 

And for some inspiration see videos below from some of the 2019/20 ACT Environment Grant Recipients.

To read the recent report of the ACT Environment Grants program visit:



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