Environmental Levy Grants


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.

Grant applications are opened in August each year with to $5,000 per program 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

2018 recipients


Bob Failes

Normac Streetcare, Roseville

Neil Inall

Larkin Streetcare, behind Roseville cinema  

Nancy Pallin

Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society

Jenny McMurray

West Pymble Community Garden, West Pymble Shops 

Chris Smallbone

WildThings NSW

Anne Matheson

Terrum-bine Reserve Bushcare , Killara

Kim and Kath

The Possibility Project

Derek Spielman

Wildlife Assistance & Information Foundation Inc

Andrew Little

Moores Creek Bushcare, Armana Parade Roseville

Roy Hall

Rofe Park Bushcare , Warragal Rd Turramurra

Sara Eisner and students

Pymble Ladies College, Pymble

Cate Turner

WIRES North Shore Branch

Oded Prior

Junkyard Beats

Josephine Abbott

Pymble Turramurra Preschool

Case Studies

Pymble / Turramurra Preschool

Frog Palace

Making the most of their Grant this year, teachers and families have installed a successful frog pond, building the structure and planting a range of plants for all to enjoy. Within days there were frog’s eggs appearing on top of the water! The ‘Pink Palace’ as it has been named, is certainly a highly sought after location for local frogs. The pond has a security screen that sits on top when it is not being used/supervised. Thanks to Josephine Abbott and Melanie Leevers. 


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