Inspiring Environmental Solutions – EPA Community Funding Program
Funding for the Inspiring Environmental Solutions program is sourced through a legislative scheme where the 'polluter pays'. Under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (Section 67AC), or through other remedy and sanctioning tools, a company or individual found guilty of environmental pollution may be directed by a Court to fund a community environmental project instead of, or in addition to, paying a fine. This is how funding for the IES program is sourced. The total pool of funding on offer will vary each year, as funding is contingent upon the successful prosecution of pollution incidents, and at the discretion of the Court. Check out the EPA website for examples of funded projects.
Caring for our Country Community Action Grants 2011-12
Community Action Grants are a small grants component of the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative that aims to help local community groups take action to conserve and protect their natural environment. The grants are targeted towards established local community-based organisations that are successfully delivering projects to support sustainable farming and/or protect and enhance the natural environment. Visit the Caring for our Country website for further details.
The Victorian Government has made available $600,000 for grants to enable Landcare groups and networks across the state to mark this milestone and to look forward to the next 25 years alongside future generations of Landcarers. Each of Victoria’s ten Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions will be provided with $60,000 for groups to undertake small projects. Grants will be allocated on a competitive basis where proposals meet the objectives and guidelines outlined below. Assessment will prioritise proposals that address local priorities for improving our land, water and biodiversity, are forward looking, and demonstrate links to new communities. Visit the Landcare website for further details.
Communities for Nature Grant
The Communities for Nature Grants is a new $20 million program over 4 years, funded by the Victorian State Government. The program, managed by Department of Sustainability and Environment aims to support practical community action in the environment; create visible and lasting improvement; foster greater enjoyment of the natural environment; and strengthen partnerships and participation by equipping communities with the ability, skills and knowledge to take action safely and with the capacity to optimise resources. Visit the Dept of Sustainability & Environment website for further details.
Wyndham City Community Grants
The Community Grants Scheme allows not-for-profit community groups to apply for funding for community events, run short-term programs, or purchase equipment that will benefit the Wyndham community. Under the program eligible groups can apply for grants of up to $10,000.
Brought to you by the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives, and get assistance in times of hardship. Visit the Grantlink website for further details.