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Environmental Education grants

Call for Expressions of Interest

The 2015 round of the Environmental Education grants program opened to Expressions of Interest on 2 March 2015 and closes 10 April 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.

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.

Guidelines and application forms

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

2 March 2015

10 April 2015

Expression of Interest Form

150060EOIfrmED.pdf (656kb)

Expression of Interest Guidelines

150061EOIgde.pdf (320kb)

Program Guidelines

150062ProGdeED.pdf (582kb)

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

9 June 2015

10 July 2015

Samples available once
program is open for application

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: 02 March 2015