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Environment & Climate Change Grants in Australia – Apply Now

Environment & Climate Change Grants in Australia

The Noosa Council has launched the applications for its Environment and Climate Change Grants to help organizations and individuals to meet environmental and climate change needs, build community skills and resilience and develop and maintain community infrastructure.

Purposes

  • The Climate Change Response Project Grant is available for applications from eligible not-for-profit organisations for projects which:
    • Contribute to achieving net zero emissions for Noosa Shire by 2026
    • Assist Noosa Shire transition to 100% renewable electricity
    • Increase the capacity of Noosa residents to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change impacts
    • These initiatives should assist Council achieve the targets set out across the eight themes of the Climate Change Response Plan

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Funding Information

  • The minimum grant amount from Council is $1,000 and maximum grant amount is $30,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The grant program is available to organisations who are seeking a financial contribution to a project which will benefit the residents of the Noosa Shire community and who:
    • Are a legal not-for-profit organisation as defined by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) which are:
      • An incorporated association
      • A company limited by guarantee
      • A non-trading/non-distributing co-operative
      • An Indigenous corporation
    • Comply with all governance and financial requirements of the State and Commonwealth as at the closing date for the grant program
    • Have an active ABN
    • Have a bank account in the name of the legal entity.
  • If not eligible, the applicant may apply under an eligible auspice (administrator). The auspice organisation will take legal and financial responsibility for the grant and the project being delivered. See the section on auspicing.
  • All applicants (including the auspice) must have:
    • Appropriate insurances and adhere to sound Workplace Health and Safety practices
    • No debt to Council, nor have entered into scheduled payment arrangements that is being adhered to and
    • Met obligations of agreement conditions for any previous Council grants.

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Ineligibility Criteria

  • This grant program is not available to:
    • Commercial businesses or business trusts
    • Individuals
    • Government agencies or departments of local, state or federal government
    • educational, political or religious organisations, or primary health care providers, where the application is for the organisation’s core business
    • Parents and Friends Associations, or Parents & Citizens Associations
    • Kindergartens, Pre-school and day care centres
    • Not for profit organisations with a liquor-licensed supporters/associated club that commercially trades seven days a week

For more information, visit https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/environment-climate-change-grants

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