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

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

Don't miss out on our 2023-24 grants. Email us to join our Environmental Grants email list - sustainability@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

Supporting a sustainable and connected community

Grants for 2023-2024

The next round of Council Grants for 2023/24 opens late April 2023. More information will be available soon.

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

Congratulations to our successful 2022-23 projects

We look forward to seeing the outcomes of all of your environmental projects.

  • Rose Bay Public School
  • Rotary Club Rose Bay
  • Glenmore Road Public School
  • The Scots College
  • Goethe Institut
  • Jewish Sustainability Initiative
  • Kambala School
  • Goodstart Early Learning

Download an overview of successful 2022-23 projects.

In our 2022-23 grants round eligible organisations and schools could apply for up to $3,000 funding per project.

When will the next grant round open?

Our next round for Environmental Grants is expected to open in April 2023.

What types of projects can be funded?

There are many types of projects that may be suitable for 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. LED lighting upgrades or solar installations
  • 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. Check our 2022 grant guidelines for details. Please note these guidelines may be updated in 2023.

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.

Splash without the Trash

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