Climate Emergency Grants

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About this grant

Applicants of all eligible Expressions of Interest received by Council will pitch their project, where the top-voted projects will secure grant funding.  Expressions of interest will be accepted for:

  • a small number of $5,000 projects from eligible applicants
  • a small number of $10,000 projects from partnership projects between two or more eligible applicants who contribute equally to the project.  

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 (PDF, 190KB)Guidelines(PDF, 190KB) and check your eligibility.

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

Projects funded in 2023

  • Festival of Climate Action - Australian Parents for Climate
  • Off Grid Solar - Aireys Inlet Community Garden
  • Bellbrae Primary School Climate Response Framework - Bellbrae Primary School 

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