Environmental Grants

Environmental Grants
Native Nature Nook at McAuley Catholic Primary School - Environmental Grant Recipient

Congratulations to our Environmental Grants recipients for 2023/24 

This year our environmental grants are supporting local schools and community groups to install rooftop solar, reduce single-use plastics, plant habitat gardens, create pollinator corridors and improve community garden facilities. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of all of your environmental projects.

  • Rose Bay Community Garden
  • National Council for Jewish Women
  • Easts Rugby
  • PlantingSeeds
  • Hampshire House Early Learning
  • Cranbrook Junior School
  • Cooper Park Community Garden
  • St Stephens Children's Centre

Download an overview of successful 2023/24 projects.(PDF, 11KB)

Applications for 2023/24 Environmental Grants are now closed.

Our 2023/24 grants included small Grants of up to $3,000 and large Grants of between $3,001 and $7,500.

Don't miss out on our 2024/25 grants. Email us to join the Environmental Grants email list.

Policy and Guidelines

Our Environmental Grants are open to local non-profit community organisations, schools and non-profit early learning centres for projects that protect or enhance our local environment.

Our 2023 Grants Policy(PDF, 899KB) and Grants Guidelines(PDF, 314KB) provide the important details you'll need about eligibility, funding streams and selection criteria.

Grants information session

Council hosted a grants information session in 2023 to help get your organisation grants ready. Watch a recording of the webinar below.

When will the next grant round open?

The next round of Council Grants for 2024/25 will open approximately April-June 2024. Confirmation of the dates and more information will be available in 2024.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out the Grants Expression of Interest form.

What types of projects can be funded?

There are many types of projects that may be suitable for environmental grant funding. Council has an ongoing focus on climate change action and we encourage projects that help reduce carbon emissions and minimise waste. Some examples of projects that may be considered for Environmental Grants include:

  • Energy saving initiatives e.g. solar installations or LED lighting upgrades
  • Water saving initiatives e.g. smart sprinkler systems or water tanks
  • Waste minimisation/recycling initiatives e.g. reusable plates and cups for canteens
  • Habitat support e.g. clean-up activities on beaches or in reserves or bush regeneration
  • Biodiversity projects e.g. small bird habitat gardens, bush tucker gardens or native bee hives, and
  • Cooling your school through tree planting.

Who can apply?

Our Environmental Grants are open to schools, non-profit early learning centres and non-profit community organisations only. 

More information

Contact our Sustainability Team on 9391 7095 or sustainability@woollahra.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions.

Double Bay Public School Rooftop Solar
Double Bay Public School Rooftop Solar

Successful projects from previous years

You can see the list of previous successful applicants and their projects below.

Group picking up litter
Splash without the Trash, supporting beach clean-ups at Rose Bay Beach


For more information, please contact:

Environmental Education Officer
Telephone: 9391 7095
Email: sustainability@woollahra.nsw.gov.au