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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.

Supporting a sustainable and connected community

Woollahra Council is proud to announce our Environmental Grants are now open for applications.

This year eligible organisations and schools may apply for up to $3,000 funding per project.

Key Dates

  • Grants open 27 July 2022
  • Information sessions 3 August at 11.15am and 6pm
  • Grants close 21 August
  • Grants announced by end September
  • Projects start after 1 October

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 grant guidelines for full details.

How do we apply?

  1. Read the key documents including our
  2. Check your eligibility in the Grants Guidelines
  3. Join one of our grant information sessions if you can.
  4. Design your project and review our SmartyGrants application form
  5. Submit your application online via SmartyGrants.

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

Congratulations to successful 2021-22 projects

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

  • Double Bay Public School
  • Splash without the Trash
  • Sydney Game Fishing Club
  • Goodstart Early Learning Double Bay
  • Vaucluse Public School
  • Glenmore Road Public School

Download an overview of successful 2021-22 projectsSplash without the Trash

Splash without the Trash, supporting beach clean-ups at Rose Bay Beach

Successful projects from previous years

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


For more information, please contact:

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