Sustaining our environment

Environmental Education grants

Call for applications

The 2014 round of the Environmental Education grants program is now open for Expressions of Interest (EOI). This program has a two-stage application process.

Stage 1:
Expression of Interest – due by 5pm Thursday 17 April 2014.

Stage 2:
Full application by invitation only. If your EOI is successful, you will be invited to submit a full application in June 2014.

The aim of the Environmental Education grants program is to support educational projects or programs that develop or widen the community's knowledge of skills in, and commitment to, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable behaviour.

Objectives

The objectives of the Environmental Education grants program are to:

  • facilitate changes in behaviour of individuals and groups which affect specific environmental problems
  • develop and promote education projects that improve the environment.

Program priorities

For 2014, the Environmental Education grants program has three priority areas. Expressions of Interest will be considered for other environmental education projects; however, the following areas will be given priority:

  1. water conservation and management
  2. air quality
  3. biodiversity and native vegetation.

Further information and guidance on these priorities is available on the Further information sources - Education web page.

Funding for 2014

The total funds offered under the Environmental Education grants program will be:

  • $0.5 million to the community program and
  • $0.5 million to the state and local government program.

Grants of between $5000 and $100,000 are available.

Guidelines and application forms

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms
Stage 1:
Expression of Interest (EOI) by advertisement

17 March 2014

17 April 2014

2014 Program Guidelines

(140269ProGdeEd.pdf, 370 KB)

2014 EOI Form

(140024EOIFrmED.doc, 1.36 MB)

Stage 2:
Detailed project application
- by invitation only, based on EOI

June 2014

11 July 2014

Grants $5,000 - $20,0000

Sample Application Form

140026ApFrmED5K.pdf

 

Grants $20,001 - $100,000

Sample Application Form

140027ApFrmED.pdf

 

Application Budget

140047ApBudget.xls

2014 Invited Application Guidelines

140028ApGdeED.pdf (177 KB)

Further information sources

In addition to the Program Guidelines and Application Guidelines, further information that may be helpful in preparing an education program EOI or full application, is available here.

Grants awarded in 2013

Community program

A total of 122 EOIs were received and 21 were invited to submit full applications. The Environmental Trust approved nine applications totalling $442,787. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2013 Education community page.

State and local government program

A total of 63 EOIs were received and 17 were invited to submit full applications. The Environmental Trust approved eight applications totalling $481,552. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2013 Education state and local government page.

Grants awarded in previous years

For information on previous grants awarded please select the relevant program from the side navigation menu. A range of case studies from previously conducted Environmental Education projects are available on the case studies page. These projects all have their unique way of assisting to conserve and enhance the NSW environment.

For further information please contact the Environmental Trust:

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Page last updated: 10 April 2014