ACT Environment Grants

ACT Environment Grants (the Grants) fund community-based projects that support on-ground implementation of the ACT Nature Conservation Strategy 2013-23.

The Grants have been funded annually by the ACT Government since 1997.

This year an additional funding stream, Nature in the City, has been created to specifically target planting trees and supporting vegetation in the urban environment.

2020-2021 ACT Environment and Nature in the City Grants

The 2020-21 ACT Environment and Nature in the City Grants were awarded on Friday 24 July 2020 by Minster for the Environment and Heritage, Minister Gentleman.

A range of community groups will share over $300,000 in funding.

The grants will provide funding to community projects to help our urban landscapes and natural assets, woodlands, grasslands, vegetation and wildlife.

The recipients of this year's ACT Environment Grants are:

The recipients of this year's ACT Nature in the City Grants are:

Previous rounds

Review of the ACT Environment Grants

The ACT Government commissioned a review of the ACT Environment Grants in 2019.

Over the last 25 years the ACT Environment Grants have funded 262 projects valued at almost $4 million of funding. Overall, former grant recipients were appreciative of the funding offered by the ACT Government. Many of those surveyed emphasised the importance of the opportunities created by the Environment Grants.

The long-term benefits of the program, including unexpected non-financial benefits such as community building, are discussed in the Review of the ACT
Environmental Grants 1996-2019 report (PDF 4.3MB)

The report also includes four case studies highlighting successful projects supported by the program.