Environmental Grants

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

Supporting a sustainable and connected community

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

Key Dates for 2023-24 Grants

  • Grants information session Tuesday 13 June 10am-11.30am (in person)
  • Grants information session Wednesday 14 June 6-7.30pm (online via Zoom)
  • Applications open 28 June
  • Applications close 30 July
  • Successful projects announced mid-late September
  • Successful grants presentation event late September
  • Acquittal reporting due 31 May 2024

Register for Grants information Sessions: Registrations are now open for our grants information sessions.

Expression of Interest: If you are interested in applying for a grant in 2023, please fill out the Grants Expression of Interest form so we can update you when our Grant Guidelines for 2023-24 are available.

Your Say Grants Review: The maximum funding for our Environmental Grants is currently under review and is proposed to include Small Grants of up to $3,000 and Large Grants of between $3,001 and $7,500. The details of this change and our draft Grants Policy and Guidelines for 2023 are available on our  Grants 2023 Your Say page. Submissions have now closed.

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.

Full guidelines on eligibility, grant funding and selection criteria will be available soon.

More information

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

Successful 2022-23 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 these successful 2022-23 projects.

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

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