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Grants and funding

Grants and funding

OEH administers a number of funding programs and initiatives as well as being the recipient of funding for specific projects.

Climate Change Fund

The Climate Change Fund was established by the NSW Government and incorporates the expanded Water and Energy Savings Funds, the Climate Action Grant Program and some funding from the Environmental Trust. The Climate Change Fund supports the NSW Energy Efficiency Strategy and the NSW Home Saver Rebates to help people make their homes, businesses and communities more water and energy efficient.

Environmental Trust

The Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body that was established by the NSW government to support exceptional environmental projects that do not receive funds from the usual government sources.

The City & Country Environment Restoration Program is a suite of environmental initiatives that provides grants for projects such as urban sustainability and waste minimisation (through the Environmental Trust), in addition to grants provided for farmer exit assistance, sustainable farming and offset actions under the Native Vegetation Assistance Package.

Landholder assistance

Assistance with conserving nature for landholders includes voluntary conservation agreements, wildlife refuges and the Land for Wildlife scheme.

Park revitalisation

The NSW Government has committed $38 million for NPWS to invest in the Revitalising Sydney's National Parks Program -- a four-year program which aims to revitalise key visitor destinations in the Blue Mountains, Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Royal, Lane Cove and Georges River national parks.

Coast, estuary and floodplain management

The NSW Government's coastal, estuary and floodplain management programs support councils in their management of coastal areas and floodplains. These programs include grants to councils for coastal and estuary management and floodplain management.


NSW Heritage Grants aims to recognise and protect the state’s most significant heritage places and values to ensure future generations can enjoy them.


Sponsorship provides the NSW Government the opportunity to support organisations and activities that align with its strategic goals. Limited sponsorship opportunities are offered for projects, programs and events that advance the government's goals but are not covered under the various grant programs listed below.

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Page last updated: 23 April 2014