Communities Environment Program

Are you part of a community group in Warringah looking for help with your environmental project?

Applications are now open for the first round of the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program.

The program provides $150,000 to every electorate, offering groups and organisations the opportunity to source grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 for projects that aim to conserve, protect and manage Warringah’s pristine nature.

Additional cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project costs are encouraged but not required.

For more information about the Communities Environment Program, including eligibility criteria and guidelines, please click here.

A few examples of eligible activities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring local flora, fauna, water quality or marine debris
  • Supporting the recovery of threatened species and/or threatened ecological communities
  • Seed collection, propagation and planting of trees and understorey to control erosion and/or rehabilitate degraded natural habitats, riverbanks, wetlands and/or coasts
  • Managing erosion (e.g. to reduce impacts on environmentally sensitive areas/waterways and/or to directly improve the ecological condition of a site)

Communities Environment Program


I encourage local groups to take a look at the program and complete and submit an expression of interest below if you feel your project would qualify.

The deadline to submit your expression of interest is 12PM, Thursday 19th of September, 2019.

I will be establishing an independent committee of local community representatives to assess the expressions of interest and to then shortlist up to 20 projects for consideration.

Successful applications will be announced by the Government through my office, later in the year.

To be eligible please complete and submit an expression of interest form below.