Environmental Grants Program

Provides financial assistance to eligible community organisations to deliver projects that support:

  • Biodiversity and habitat protection
  • Adapting to a changing climate and natural hazard management
  • Improving land management practices that influence water quality and waterway health
  • Energy efficiency and the addition of renewable energy

Funding Allocated

A total of $175,000 for 2021/2022. 

Grant categories

  • Environmental education and awareness
  • Environmental surveys, monitoring and research
  • Maintenance or improvements at existing revegetation sites on State Government and Council owned or managed properties including weed removal on Council owned or managed properties
  • New rehabilitation/revegetation works on State Government and Council owned or managed properties
  • Breeding and distribution of biological control agents
  • Food, supplies and services for community groups who rehabilitate native fauna
  • Small capital purchases used for surveys, monitoring, research or improvement of the natural environment (these items cannot be used for commercial activities that might be undertaken by the not-for-profit group)
  • Calibration or servicing of small capital items (these items cannot be used for commercial activities that might be undertaken by the not-for-profit group)

Grant Amounts

Maximum $20,000 grant per round.  

Applications can include eligible projects across one or more of the environment grant categories.  For example:

  • $10,000 for Environmental Education and Awareness
  • $2,000 for Food supplies for fauna
  • $8,000 for New rehabilitation/revegetation works on State Government and Council owned or managed properties

Small capital purchases used for surveys, monitoring, research or improvement of the natural environment – maximum value of $5,000 for purchases as part of grant request. 

Key Dates

Funding Round  Applications Open Applications Close Outcome Advised Project delivery timeframe
Round 1  Closed Closed Announced 20 October 2021 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022
Round 2  1 February  4 March 2022 30 April 2022* 1 May 2022 to 30 September 2022

*Outcome advise date may change depending on Council meeting dates.

How to apply

Apply here 

Reporting requirements

Grant recipients must submit an online Acquittal Report no more than four (4) weeks after the completion date of the project. Grant recipients must attach copies of tax invoices to demonstrate that the grant funds have been used in accordance with the funding agreement.   

Successful applications for Round 1 – 2021/2022

A list of the successful applicants can be found here.
6 projects received a total of $77,716 for Round 1.

Further information and support

Please contact Council on phone 1300 307 800 or email grantsadmin@gympie.qld.gov.au.

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