Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program 2016-17 - Environmental Grants

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Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program provides funding to groups and individuals across Brisbane to carry out projects that improve Brisbane's natural environment and sustainability. There are four grant categories:

  • Environmental Grants
  • Native Wildlife Carers Grants
  • Sustainability Grants
  • Cultivating Community Gardens Grants

Purpose

The Environmental Grants provide funding to community based groups and non-profit organisations to undertake environmental initiatives that address local or citywide community environmental issues.

Funding

Funding amounts range from $1000 to $20,000.

Funding round dates

Applications open Monday 3 October 2016 and close at midnight on Monday 7 November 2016.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by January 2017.

Eligibility

An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation or community group may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation prepared to act as a sponsor.

The sponsor must be able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant's project.

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals, or outstanding debts with Council.

How to apply

Read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

All applications are submitted online from Monday 3 October 2016. The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out applications before you submit them.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful you will be required to complete your project and submit an online acquital form within 12 months of the execution of the grant applicant’s funding agreement. You will receive an email to advise you how to access the acquittal form.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for grants.

If you believe your community group may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Program Officer - Community Conservation Support Team, Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability branch for advice.

More information

For more information, please phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Program Officer - Community Conservation Support Team, Natural Environment, Water and Sustainability Branch.

27 July 2016