Environmental education grants

The Environmental Education grants program is now open for Expressions of Interest. The closing date is Friday, 8 April 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.

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.

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. 

Before you begin, applicants must read the guidelines, taking note of the submission checklist. 

  • The Expression of Interest (EOI) form is an Adobe Smart Form (PDF). You will need to download the latest Adobe Reader, which is free.
  • Do not use Acrobat Pro to complete your form as it will not save the document with your typed responses.
  • Open the EOI form, complete the questions and then save the document as organisation name - stream (i.e. community or government) only.
  • EOI form can then be emailed as an attachment.

Forms and Guidelines

 StageOpening dateClosing dateForms
Expression of Interest
7 March 2016 8 April 2016

2016 Program Guide

(379 KB)


2016 EOI Guide

(447 KB)

 

EOI form

(210 KB)

Application

(by invite only)

   

Forms will be provided to invited applicants.

Further information

 For further information please contact the Environmental Trust::

Phone:   (02) 8837 6093

Email:     info@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 05 April 2016