Environment & Climate Change Grants

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Noosa Council's Environment and Climate Change grants are intended to help organisations and individuals to meet environmental and climate change needs, build community skills and resilience and develop and maintain community infrastructure.

The Environment and Climate Change grants are open to not-for-profit incorporated organisations who can establish their need for a funding contribution to projects which would benefit the Noosa community or environment. 

These grants typically contribute to projects and events which align with the Noosa Social Strategy or the Noosa Environment Strategy. Other strategies and plans to reference are found in the Grant Guidelines.

  • Community Project Grant  Grant Round 17 Next round TBC
    Accepting applications 9am 30 Sept 2022- 12 noon 31 Oct 2022 TBC
    Results announced Late Dec 2022 TBC
    Project delivery period 1 Jan  2023 -31 Dec 2023 TBC
    Acquittal will be due Within 30 days of project completion Within 30 days of project completion
  • Before applying for an Environment and Climate Change grant, read the Grant Guidelines.

  • Once you have read the Grant Guidelines and ensured you are eligible to apply for this grant, you can apply online via Council's grant management system.

  • Noosa Council recognises that solving the big issues confronting our local environment needs constructive partnerships over an extended period of time. The Multi-year Environment Collaborative (MEC) Grants have been established to support the implementation of the Noosa Environment Strategy and the other strategies and plans that sit under it.

    The MEC grants are designed to encourage collaboration between different community groups, as well as with Council. Projects will typically have multiple community stakeholders, working together towards a common goal, and delivering clear, measurable, environmental outcomes.

    The ability to run grants over several years allows support of larger-scale, strategic initiatives, that provide for significant, long-term positive impacts on the Noosa environment. Grants can be available for up to 3 years.

    MEC Grants were advertised in late 2019 and the five successful projects began in early 2020.

  • Expressions of Interest are invited from eligible not for profit community organisations whose services provide significant benefit to the Noosa community (beyond their membership); demonstrate value for money; and closely align with Council’s strategic goals and identified key initiatives. 

    Here are the Community Alliance Agreement Guidelines and a sample of the Expression of Interest form.

    Council will establish funding amounts for the individual Three-Year Community Alliance Agreements as part of its annual budget process. Recipients will be required to provide an annual acquittal (including audited financial statements) and a progress report demonstrating delivery of agreed outcomes.

  • If a grant application is successful, the recipient is required to acknowledge Noosa Council's contribution to the activity that is being funded.

    The relevant Deed of Funding Agreement clause says: 'To acknowledge assistance from Noosa Council in media releases and promotional material, using Council's logo and the words 'Our project has been supported by Noosa Council'. The Council's logos and instructions are here. The logos are to be used in any promotional material, media advertising and signage relating to the proposal during the funding period except for infrastructure projects which should be acknowledged for the life of the funded infrastructure.

  • All grant recipients are obligated to acquit grants on time. The due date for the acquittal is on the front page of the funding agreement however it is within 30 days of the completion of the project, event or end of funding/project delivery period, whichever happens first.

    At the appropriate time you will be asked to complete the acquittal online (SmartyGrants). For any questions call the Grants Officer on (07) 5329 6437 or via email.

  • Grant Account Creation-Change Form [212KB] - Successful grant applicants will need a Grant Account set up in Noosa Council's financie system before they can receive a grant payment. If you have not received a Noosa Council grant before or your organisation’s bank details have changed then you will need lodge a Grant Account Creation-Change Form. To verify the bank account details you must also provide a bank statement showing the relevant section identifying BSB, Account Number & Name or a stamped and signed certified letter from your bank detailing your BSB & Account Number. These are compulsory fraud prevention measures.

    Valid Invoice Check List - Noosa Council cannot pay invalid invoices. Please use this check list to ensure your invoice for your grant is valied.

    Doing building works on Council owned or controlled land? Find out more here. To proceed complete the form Checklist for New Works - Community Organisations

    Council recommends your organisation completes a Risk Management Plan.  An example of a simple Risk Management Plan can be found Sample Risk Management Plan.

  • Contact Annie Nolan, Carbon Reduction Project Officer 5326500 or via email.