Environmental Levy Grants

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Are you looking to make a difference to your local environment?

The Environmental Levy Grants program supports groups, schools and individuals delivering environmental projects which enhance our local environment, engage our community, or solve an environmental problem. It might be a new idea you want to launch or an opportunity to take an existing program to the next level.

Annual grants of up to $5,000 are available. These are funded through the Environmental Levy with a total of $47,000 to be awarded.

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Project criteria

Your project must deliver one of the following:

  • Increase community understanding of the value of the natural environment and local environmental issues and impacts
  • Increase community action that benefits the natural environment
  • Improve the condition of bushland or the conservation of native flora and fauna
  • Effectively engage the community in improved waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate how their project:

  • Provides a measurable benefit to the Ku-ring-gai environment or community
  • Partners with local groups/people to achieve its’ goals
  • Can effectively meet its objectives


Complete an application

Applications for 2018 are now closed. The next round of applications will open mid-2019.

Applications evaluated by an assessment panel

All applications will be assessed by a panel of 5 members. There will be 3 panelists from Council and 2 from the community. Applications will be assessed against the criteria.

Recipients announced at Council Meeting

Following the assessment of each application, the successful applicants will be announced at a Council Meeting to be determined.

Project time frame

Projects are required to be completed within 12 months of being awarded, however some projects may be delivered over a longer time frame and this should be outlined clearly in the application form.

Completion report

All successful applicants are required to complete a project review. This template is a short, easy to complete document to capture the successes, identify learning opportunities and promote the outcomes of the projects to the broader community. 

Case study example

Small Grant case study Cudgee_Street_community_project.pdf (pdf. 3MB)


For any queries regarding the grants please phone 02 9424 0000 or email Lindy Williams Lwilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au

2017 recipients

Normac Street

Turramurra Park Bushcare

Bicentennial Park Bushcare

Quarry Creek Bushcare

Paddy Pallin Foundation

Wildthings NSW

Turramurra North Primary School

Roseville Kids Care

Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc

Wildlife Assistance and Information Foundation

1st East Roseville Scout Group


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