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Environmental education grants

The Environmental Education grants program is now closed. The next round of Environmental Education grants will open to Expressions of Interest in March 2016.

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

Best practice environmental education

Environmental Education Grants Program proposals are expected to incorporate the following principles for effective and impactful environmental education projects:

  1. Environmental benefit
  2. Community need
  3. Collaboration
  4. Capacity building
  5. Evaluation and dissemination

 Further information on applying these principles to your project is available in the program guidelines.

Funding

The Environmental Education Grants Program offers the following grant funding annually:

  • $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.

The Environmental Education Grants Program application process has two stages: expression of interest (EOI), and then application by invitation only.  Forms and guidelines will be available when the program re-opens in March 2016.

Grants awarded

Community program

A total of 107 EOIs were received and 15 were invited to submit full applications. The Environmental Trust approved eight applications totalling $614,181. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2015 environmental education for community  programs page.

Government program

A total of 69 EOIs were received and 14 were invited to submit full applications. The Environmental Trust approved eight applications totalling $469,963. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2015 environmental education for government programs 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.

Guidelines and application forms

The Environmental Education application process has two stages: expression of interest, and then application by invitation only. Forms and guidelines will be available when the program re-opens in March 2016.

All applications for funding must be submitted on the relevant application form for that program and for that year. The relevant application form and program guidelines will be available on the webpage while the program is open for applications each year.  

However, for the information of potential applicants, examples of application forms and program guidelines from previous years are available below:

Further information

For further information please contact the Environmental Trust:

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Page last updated: 19 January 2016