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 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 will receive $25,000 to develop a free, interactive smartphone app and website to encourage the use of sustainable lifestyle habits, products and initiatives.
  • Unions ACT will receive $24,785 to establish a deep-engagement program to recognise and promote positive changes to reduce carbon emissions in the workplace and home.
  • Canberra Environment Centre will receive $24,200 to purchase a solar powered composter to service the Acton community’s composting needs.
  • Woden Community Service will receive $23,000 to train young people to fix and build bicycles which will then be donated to disadvantaged members of the community.
  • SEE Change will receive $22,160 to engage project home builders and developers to build more sustainably and promote living with a smaller environmental footprint.
  • Australian Dance Party will receive $21,550 to change perceptions and behaviours through a dance, short film and community awareness campaign.

Future Grant Rounds

The next grant round will open in mid-2018 with further information to be released closer to the date.