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 announced on Tuesday 17 March 2020 by Minster for the Environment and Heritage, Minister Gentleman.
Funding of $285,000 is available for community projects.
There are maximum limits per application:
- ACT Environment Grants - $35,000 per grant application
- Nature in the City - $20,000 per grant application
The assessment criteria for the Grants are detailed in the application information pack.
To apply for a grant:
- Read the 2020-2021 ACT Environment and Nature in the City Application Information Pack (PDF 377KB) carefully
- Complete the online Application Form
Applications close AEST at 11:59pm on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
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.