Environmental Grants

Our Marine Parks Grant (GO3351)

This grant seeks to protect and conserve the biodiversity of marine parks in Australia.  The Department of Energy & Environment is looking for ten-year innovative projects that help sustain the enjoyment of natural resources within marine parks and deepen our understanding of them.  Projects could include education programs, tourism experiences, indigenous engagement activities and marine science management.

The minimum grant is $30, 000 and the maximum is $500, 000.

Closes 28 February 2020.

For a list of examples of projects and eligible expenditure, please read the Grant Guidelines which are available by emailing

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants

This program provides funding for local communities in NSW to address climate change impacts. It provides grants between $10,000 to $30,000 to community organisations, with a total of $600,000 available for the program. The grants program is funded through the NSW Government’s Climate Change Fund.

Incorporated non-government and not-for-profit organisations, land councils and aboriginal corporations are eligible to apply to manage and/or administer the grants. Unincorporated community groups can apply to lead a grant application in partnership with one of the above eligible administrative applicants or a local council.

The program will fund two categories of projects:

1) Building Adaptive Capacity

Projects that build the capacity of communities to better plan for future climate change impacts.  This could include (but is not limited to) projects that:

  • Strengthen climate change knowledge and leadership among individuals and communities.
  • Create a network of stakeholders to share climate change adaptation knowledge and lessons learned.
  • Build knowledge of climate hazards, help community assess potential impacts on households, business and local communities, and identify actions that individuals and communities can take.
  • Promote and share knowledge on community resilience to climate change impacts.

2) Delivering Adaptation Action

Projects that implement practical actions that will support communities in adapting to current or future climate change impacts.  This could include (but is not limited to) projects that:

  • Prevent, mitigate or reduce exposure to identified climate impacts in your local area.
  • Increase resilience to changing climate conditions (e.g. more resilient revegetation techniques or improved community management of heatwave or extreme weather events).
  • Demonstrate adaptation such as green wall/roofing, shading or green canopy.

Closes 28 February 2020.

For more information, please click or email.


Clean Energy Seed Fund

This fund will focus on unearthing and financing emerging innovations and startups in clean energy. It has been designed to appeal to corporate, institutional, high net worth individuals and impact investors looking to gain diversified exposure to Australian clean energy startups. 

A total funding pool of $26 million is available which includes a $10 million cornerstone commitment from the new $1 billion CEFC Innovation Fund which mobilises capital investment in renewable energy, low-emission technology and energy efficiency in Australia.

For more information, please click here.