Environment and Sustainability Grants Program

The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program aims to assist not-for-profit community organisations in providing opportunities that benefit the wider Geelong community.

The Greater Geelong council has agreed to temporarily suspend its 2020-21 Community Grants program, including the Environment and Sustainability grants and conduct a review, aiming to re-tailor the funding towards grants streams that will provide maximum support in the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details of the revised 2020-21 grants program will be shared once the review is complete and the council has approved any proposed changes to the distribution of funding.

The council also agreed to review applications for remaining funding for Round 2 2019-2020 community grants program, to assess which proposals could and could not go ahead in the current environment.

Recommendations for Round 2 2019-20 funding were endorsed at the council meeting of 26 May 2020.  A list of allocations can be viewed here

For further details regarding this decision, please refer to: Grants news and updates.

This site will be updated when new grant opportunities are announced.

For further information please contact our grants team on [email protected] or phone 03 5272 5272.

Please note that the grant information and guideline documents available on this page are for reference only as they relate to previous grant rounds.   These documents will be updated once new grant opportunities are released.

General overview

The Environment and Sustainability grants program looks for projects that help to achieve the goals and outcomes of our strategic objectives relating to environment and sustainability. Our overarching documents are Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future, Environment Management Strategy 2014-2017 and One Planet Living principles.

The Environment and Sustainability Grants Program is also supported by the Future Proofing Geelong initiative for projects that meet the objectives of the Low Carbon Growth.

The priority areas of the Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future that relate to community groups are:

  • sustainable development that supports population growth and protects the natural environment
  • development and implementation of sustainable solutions.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 2 June 2020