Environmental Education grants

The Education grants program is now closed for applications and is expected to reopen with a new funding model in May 2019.


To support environmental educational projects that develop knowledge, skills, commitment to, and ongoing participation in protecting the environment.


Individual grants of up to $100,000 with a total of $500,000 available for community organisations and $500,000 for government entities. Information on changes to the funding model for the 2019 round are expected to be released in May 2019.

Who can apply?

Community groups and organisations, incorporated associations, non-profit organisations, non-commercial cooperatives and government entities.


The planning and reporting templates for Education Program grantees are provided below. Go to Grantee planning and reporting for further guidance and information.

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan  Maps out what you will do to complete your project. Required for all Education projects over $20,000.
Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative output data for your Education project.
Progress and Final Report form Communicates your project’s progress (usually annually), and final achievements on project completion.
Financial reporting A financial report is required with each progress and final report, and for budget variation requests.
Statutory Declaration Final financial reports for grants under $20,000 do not require independent certification. You must however, sign and attach a statutory declaration certifying the accuracy of your financial report.

Past recipients

A total of 117 expressions of interest were received for the Education program in 2017. The Environmental Trust approved 13 applications totalling $953,373.

A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2017 Education grant summaries page.

Past recipents

A list of previous successful projects and their summaries is available for the following years:

Example guidelines and application forms

The Environmental Education application process has two stages: expression of interest, and then application by invitation only.
The Education program is closed to applications. The forms and documents below are for reference and information only.

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Page last updated: 24 January 2019