The City's Environmental Grants program is designed to assist and encourage schools and community groups in carrying out environmental projects within Vincent.
Applications for the next round of funding are now open and close 5pm Friday 24 March 2017.
Environmental Grants - Schools
Schools located within the City of Vincent can apply for an Environmental Grant to assist in developing and implementing projects or initiatives that raise awareness of environmental issues.
Schools are eligible for grants up to $2,000 for projects that target current environmental issues.
View the application form for schools here
Environmental Grants - Community Groups
Community Groups or Not-for-Profit Organisations can apply for an Environmental Grant to assist in developing and implementing projects or initiatives which involve the local community to raise awareness in matters relating to the environment.
The Environmental Grants are a way to promote environmental issues, create environmental awareness and environmentally-friendly practices.
Grants up to $2,000 are available for projects that target current environmental issues and benefit the Vincent community.
View the application form for community groups here
Environmental Grants Assessment Criteria
For your school or organisation to be considered for a grant, your proposed project must have a demonstrated outcome for at least one of the objectives of the City’s Sustainable Environment Strategy 2011-2016, that is:
- Encourage, empower and support the City’s community to live in an environmentally sustainable manner, including but not limited to environmental education programs and youth-based environmental activities.
- Contribute to a cleaner local and regional air environment by using and promoting alternative modes of transport to car use
- Reduce and offset the use of non-renewable energy, and promote the same to the community
- Use and promote the use of renewable energy sources
- Ensure effective and efficient management of water
- Protect and promote the quality of surface and groundwater resources within the City
- Re-establish, conserve and enhance floral and faunal biodiversity, native vegetation, green spaces and green linkages within the City
- Reduce the use of resources and production of waste within the City, including through the re-use and recycling of materials or
- Reduce the use of toxic and hazardous materials within the City and facilitate the proper disposal of such materials.
For further information please refer to the City's Environmental Grants and Awards Policy or contact the City's Project Officer - Parks & Environment, Sarah Hill on 6557 7110 or by email at email@example.com.