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Community Environment Alliance Grants Program

The Community Environment Alliance grants program supports local, non-profit organisations and groups to reduce their carbon emissions and preserve the Borough’s natural environment.

Successful grants will support, enhance and improve environmental sustainability in the local community. Projects may include environmental education, waste reduction and recycling initiatives, energy efficiency upgrades, revegetation and water conservation within the Borough of Queenscliffe municipality.

The period of grant applications for this year opens on Monday, 13 January 2020 and closes on Friday, 14 February 2020. All projects must be completed by Thursday, 31 December 2020.

What type of project will receive funding?

Grants will fund a range of activities including:

  • Educational workshops and volunteer training;
  • Energy efficiency upgrades to buildings;
  • Water conservation measures;
  • Native flora and fauna conservation;
  • Renewable energy installation;
  • Waste reduction infrastructure (bins and signage)
  • Sustainable gardening/community garden projects;
  • Minimising food waste (compost bins & worm farms).

Grant funding cannot be used to fund the applicant organisation’s normal day-to-day operation (including regular projects, administration activities and staff salaries) or catering costs.
Project applicants must contact Council’s Sustainability Officer to discuss their project idea before submitting an application.

How much can I apply for?

The maximum grant available in 2020 is $3,000. Applicants must match the grant amount on a $ for $ basis, either in cash and/or through in-kind contributions.

The program is fully funded by the Borough of Queenscliffe.

How do I apply?

Interested groups should read the grant guidelines below and discuss their project with Council’s Sustainability Officer to determine their eligibility.

Download the 2020 Community Environment Alliance Grant Guidelines here.

For more information, contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 03 5258 1377 or via email at info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

2019 CEA grants program recipients

Organisation  Grant Purpose
Queenscliff Uniting Church  $1,197.40 Beyond the water bottle
Point Lonsdale Primary School  $465.00 Reusable coffee mugs for community markets
Swan Bay Environment Association  $2,050.00 Gardens for Wildlife