Everyone's Environment grants program
Everyone has a part to play in finding ways to clean, repair and restore the local environment, use natural resources more wisely, and live more sustainably.
The Everyone’s Environment grants program works with Queensland community groups and like-minded organisations to tackle environmental degradation and improve their local environment.
Initiatives under this program will reflect local and regional priorities and applicants are encouraged to partner with local schools and councils.
- What activities are funded?
- Who can apply?
- How much funding is available?
- When can I apply?
- Am I eligible?
- How do I apply?
- Round One Successful Projects
What activities are funded?
The grants provide funding for activities that improve the local environment, including:
- Community clean up activities (litter and illegal dumping)
- Restoration of wetlands, coastal dunes and river or stream banks, including cleanup, reinstatement of natural hydrology, fencing of riparian areas, revegetation and halting degrading processes.
- Water quality improvement in rural and urban areas through erosion control, sediment trapping and runoff reduction.
- Pest control and eradication
- Significant capital works/expenditure subject to clear demonstration of environmental benefits and written technical advice
- Threatened and priority species habitat restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation (building connectivity and improving resilience)
- Tree planting (native endemic species)
- Weeds eradication (Weeds of National Significance and Class I, II and III weeds only – emerging threats may be considered on a case by case basis in consultation with Biosecurity Queensland)
- Water quality monitoring (projects must be a minimum of three years in duration)
Who can apply?
Everyone’s Environment grants are targeted at established local community groups that support or protect the natural environment, including:
- parents’ and citizens’ groups on behalf of public and private schools
- Landcare, Coastcare, Bushcare, Rivercare groups
- established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups
- local scout groups and Girl Guides
- Rotary and Lions groups
- catchment groups
- environmental and conservation organisations
- natural resource management (NRM) and other like-minded volunteer groups.
Local governments have the opportunity to become valuable project partners by contributing matching funds, including in-kind contributions.
How much funding is available?
The program aims to improve the local environment though a wide range of environmental initiatives. The $12 million grant program provides grants between $2,000 and $100,000 over three years for a wide range of environment initiatives.
This is the second of three rounds of funding for the program which concludes in 2014–15.
This round offers $4 million.
When can I apply?
The first round of Everyone’s Environment grants are now open, with submissions closing 31 May 2013.
Successful projects will be announced in late August / early September 2013.
Am I eligible?
The best thing to do is to carefully read the grant guidelines which provides a range of information on eligibility, how to apply for a grant, how much you can apply for and what activities may be considered for funding.
Below are a few things to keep in mind when considering your project for funding:
- How much do the activities contribute to improving the local environment?
- How will you manage the project and set clear accountabilities?
- Is it good value for money?
- Have you considered partnering with community groups, local schools or businesses to bolster your project?
- Is this a priority for your local area?
- How can you encourage volunteering or become involved in local environmental programs?
- How will your project be maintained long-term?
- What are your goals, program of activities, milestones and potential risks?
Some additional information will also be required, including letters of support and permissions, or proof of ownership of the land where work will take place.
How do I apply?
You can apply by filling in an application form.
- Read the Everybody’s Environment Grants Guidelines
- Access the application form
- Further information can be obtained by telephoning the Everyone’s Environment Grants coordinator on 07 3330 6360.
Round One Successful Projects
Seventy-four projects totaling $3 million were funded under Round One of the program.
These included projects to create community and school gardens, protect wildlife habitat for threatened, protected and iconic species, clean-up creeks, waterways and other local areas, control pests and weeds, and restore degraded landscapes.
View the list of Round One recipients.
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