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.
The objectives of the Environmental Education Grants Program are to:
Best practice environmental education
Environmental Education Grants Program proposals are expected to incorporate the following principles for effective and impactful environmental education projects:
- Environmental benefit
- Community need
- Capacity building
- Evaluation and dissemination
Further information on applying these principles to your project is available in the program guidelines.
The Environmental Education Grants Program offers the following grant funding annually:
Grants of between $5000 and $100,000 are available.
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.
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
| Stage||Opening date||Closing date||Forms
|Expression of Interest
||7 March 2016
||8 April 2016
2016 Program Guide
2016 EOI Guide
(by invite only)
Forms will be provided to invited applicants.
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Page last updated: 05 April 2016