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.
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.
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:
water conservation and management
- air quality
biodiversity and native vegetation.
Further information and guidance on these priorities is available on the Further information sources - Education web page.
The Environmental Education grants program offers the following grant funding annually:
Grants of between $5000 and $100,000 are available.
Guidelines and application forms
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Expression of Interest (EOI) by advertisement
Available once program is
open for application
Detailed project application
- by invitation only, based on EOI
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
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.
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