Local environment projects to be supported through boosted grants program

Released 17/03/2020

Local groups and individuals can apply for grants up to $35,000 as part of the 2020–2021 round of the ACT Environment Grants program.

ACT Environment Grants provide financial support to implement community-based projects that care for the environment and strengthen people’s connection to nature.

This year’s program will incorporate an additional funding stream and increase investment from $218,000 to a total of $285,000.

The additional funding will help local groups and individuals enhance ecosystem health and function within the urban built environment and will help support the Government’s long-term objectives of a sustainable and resilient city.

This will encourage the community to conserve and enhance Canberra’s urban and parks landscape through project ideas that helps care for, restore and rehabilitate Canberra’s natural environment.

The ACT Government initiated this grants program in 1996 and since then, the program has supported more than 261 projects with almost $4 million in funding.

A recent independent review survey found that grant recipients emphasised the importance of the opportunities created by the grant program.

Engaging community energy and enthusiasm through the grants program is a proven way to assist Canberra’s fantastic natural resources.

The 2020–2021 ACT Environment Grants program opens today and closes at 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

For more information on grant guidelines and how to apply visit ACT Environment Grants.

Read the recent report of the ACT Environment Grants program (PDF 4.3MB).

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