Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

Community Environment Grants

The Liberal Government has recently announced an investment more than $22 million in 2019-2020 for local community groups to deliver on-ground projects that conserve, protect and sustainably manage our environment.

Under the Communities Environment Program, each federal electorate can receive up to $150,000 in grant funding for small community – led projects nominated by the local member of Parliament in consultation with the community. Projects will focus on environmental priorities such as:

  • Waste and litter reduction
  • Protecting native animals, including our threatened species
  • addressing weeds and pest animals
  • restoring and improving coasts, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways
  • Greening parks and urban areas.

Eligible organisations for funding

A broad range of organisations will be eligible to put forward projects to their Federal Member of Parliament.

This includes:

  • community clubs (including Lions clubs, rotary clubs, sports clubs),
  • not-for-profit organisations such as Indigenous organisations, Landcare groups (including bushcare, coastcare, ‘friends of’ groups),
  • schools, and other community and conservation groups.
  • Local governing bodies as defined by the Local

Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 will also be eligible to receive funding. Individuals and state or territory government departments will not be eligible for funding.

You can find the program factsheet by clicking here.

My expression of interest form can be found by clicking here.

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