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Environmental Education grants

Call for applications

The next round of the Environmental Education grants program is expected to open in March 2015.

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

Closed

Closed

Available once program is
open for application

 

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

Closed

Closed

Samples available once
program is open for application

Example guidelines and application forms

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:

2014 Program Guidelines

2014 EOI Form

2014 Invited Application Guidelines

2014 Sample Application Form - Grants $5,000 - $20,0000

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: 27 August 2014