Community Zero Emissions Grants

The Community Zero Emissions Grants Program will provide funding to eligible community groups and sponsored individuals to lead initiatives which support the ACT’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050. The grants will be delivered through annual targeted rounds with $550,000 of funding available over four years. Up to $25,000 (excluding GST) will be available to eligible applicants.

Round Two – Applications Now Open

Minister Rattenbury has announced that applications for Round Two of the Community Zero Emissions Grants Program are now open. There is a total of $150,000 funding available for community led projects which support the ACT community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The program priority areas for Round Two are:

  • Energy (transition away from gas)
  • Building
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Mechanisms for social engagement

To find out more about the eligibility requirements for Round Two of the Community Zero Emissions Grants Program see Program Guidelines here.

Start an application for Round Two of the Community Zero Emissions Grants Program here.

View a sample Deed of Grant that successful applicants will sign prior to receiving funding here.

Applications Close at midnight Sunday 17 June 2018

Information Sessions for Round Two

Two community information sessions will be held to provide an overview of the Community Zero Emissions Grants Program to interested members of the community.

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018

Time: 6pm

Location: Ground Floor North Building, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street Dickson, ACT.

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Time: 12:30pm

Location: Ground Floor North Building, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street Dickson, ACT.

Register your interest in attending an information session here.

Round One – Successful Projects

Round One of the Program in 2017/18 targeted innovative projects across the energy, transport, building, land use and waste sectors that focus on improved sustainability and environmental outcomes, along with effective engagement with the community. On 1 November Minister Rattenbury announced funding for the following six successful projects.

  • The Neighbourhood Effect received $25,000 to develop a free, interactive smartphone app and website to encourage the use of sustainable lifestyle habits, products and initiatives.
  • Canberra Environment Centre received $24,200 to purchase a solar powered composter to service the Acton community’s composting needs.
  • Woden Community Service received $23,000 to train young people to fix and build bicycles which will then be donated to disadvantaged members of the community.
  • SEE Change received $22,160 to engage project home builders and developers to build more sustainably and promote living with a smaller environmental footprint.
  • Australian Dance Party received $21,550 to change perceptions and behaviours through a dance, short film and community awareness campaign.
  • Oz Harvest limited received $25,000 to purchase equipment for redistributing salvaged food, reducing waste to landfill and supporting vulnerable members of the community