Environment Grant

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Environment Grants supports activities that improve Newcastle's environment or inspires environmentally sustainable behaviour in the city.

Our Grants are highly competitive. The Grant Funding Round is open in May each year with the exception of Quick Response Grants which are open year round.

Supporting Documentation:

Not sure which funding is right for you?

If you require assistance please email grants@ncc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4974 2000 and you will be put in contact with a staff member who can help with your enquiry.

The 2023 Environmental Grants Program is closed for application.

Environment Grant summarised

  • To support Activities that improve Newcastle's environment.
  • To support Activities that inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour in the city.
  • ANNUAL PRIORITY: Activities that increase knowledge / understanding, rehabilitate, conserve and protect Newcastle's natural habitats, and the species they support while making our city more liveable.  Activities that increase knowledge / understanding and encourage clean technology and promote a low carbon circular economy. 

Round opens: 31 May 2023 at 9am (AEST) 

Round Closes: 30 June 2023 at 5pm (AEST) 

$4,000 - $20,000 (ex GST) 

$240,000 (ex GST)

*For all streams of Community Support Grants excluding Quick Response Grants (ie Arts, Culture and History; Social Inclusion; and Environment)

  • Legally constituted not-for-profit organisations  
  • Businesses   

Bush regeneration, education, native garden planting.

  1. View the 'Grant and Sponsorship Programs - Which should I apply for? Flowchart' (PDF) to determine which Grant Program is best for you. 
  2. Read the Community Grants Policy (PDF) and the Community Grants Guidelines (PDF). 
  3. Apply through CN’s online funding portal.  

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