Climate Emergency Grants

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About this grant

A small number of $5,000 grants are available in this program. Applicants of all eligible Expressions of Interest will pitch their project at a community event, where the top-voted projects will secure funding.

In the 2023 round, Expressions of Interest will be considered for partnership projects between two eligible applicants who will contribute equally to a project to the value of $10k (with $5k awarded to each partner to manage).

This grant funds local initiatives that enact Council's Climate Emergency Corporate Response Plan 2021-2031 – Goal 5 ‘Our organisation empowers community-led responses to the climate emergency’. 

The Climate Emergency Grants fund projects that:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigate);
  • help our community adapt to the impacts of climate change (adapt); and/or
  • engage our community in climate action (mobilise).

It is a requirement that all successful grant applications align with the Surf Coast Shire Council Health and Wellbeing Plan.

Before applying:

1.  Read these Guidelines(PDF, 365KB)(PDF, 384KB)  and check your eligibility.

2.  Call our Grants Team on 5261 0600 to discuss your idea and ask any questions.  

Projects funded in 2022

  • Ride the Change - Anglesea Primary School
  • Carbon Neutral Surf Coast Kite Festival - Jan Juc Pre School Parent Advisory Committee

Projects were chosen by community vote at a pitch event held on World Environment Day.