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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 had three priority areas. Expressions of Interest were considered for other environmental education projects; however, the following areas were 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

    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.

    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 2014

    Community program

    A total of 94 EOIs were received and 20 were invited to submit full applications. The Environmental Trust approved nine applications totalling $523,349. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2014 Education community page.

    Government program

     A total of 87 EOIs were received and 15 were invited to submit full applications. The Environmental Trust approved nine applications totalling $524,869. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2014 Education 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: 01 December 2014