Lead Environmental Community Groups Program

The Lead Environmental Community Groups Programis currently closed to applications.


To assist eligible lead environmental community organisations to deliver community education that builds the capacity of the NSW community to protect and conserve our environment. 


The program has an annual available budget of $600,000.

There are two streams of funding for organisations of different sizes. For more information please see the Program Guidelines.

Who can apply?

‘Peak’ or ‘lead’ environmentally focused community organisations. These organisations are either the peak community representative of a specific field of environmental activity across NSW or an umbrella organisation providing the full spectrum of activities expected of a peak environment organisation within NSW. They must be a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, with a full-time presence in NSW, and have the protection and enhancement of the environment as one of their primary objectives.

Example guidelines and application forms

This program is closed to applications. The forms and guidelines below are for information purposes only.  Stream 1 funded grants between $20,000 and $80,000 per year, and Stream 2 provided funding up $20,000 per year.

2016 Program Guidelines (PDF, 301KB)

2016 Application Guide (PDF, 243KB)

2016 Application Budget (XLS, 386KB)

2016 Application Form - Stream 1 (PDF, 429KB)

2016 Application Form - Stream 2 (PDF, 351KB)

Page last updated: 13 December 2017