Environment Grants

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Council encourages community groups to submit ideas for projects that contribute towards environmental sustainability. Click here to find out other community grants and funding opportunities.

Check out this video to get inspired and find out about the sorts of projects that the Environment Grants can support:

2020 Community Environmental Grants

Congratulations to the 10 organizations and community groups who have been successful in receiving a 2020 Community Environment Grant of up to $2,000 each. We can't wait to see the ways in which these organization's projects address climate change, increase water security and sustainable water management, protect and enhance biodiversity, reduce waste, promote composting, increase recycling, reduce litter and increase the use of active transport as they are implemented throughout the year.
The community groups that have been awarded funding through this round of the Environment Grants are:




Guitars Gathering Dust

Upcycling guitars for music education programs in Hobsons Bay  

Hobsons Bay Toy Library

Diverting broken toys for recycling and expanding the library collection with pre-loved toys

Laverton Community Children's Centre  

A bee-keeping and education program

Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre 

A two week biodiversity-focussed exhibition

Newport Gardens Primary School 

Gardening for Life program

Newport Kids Climate Action Team

‘To High School and Beyond’ sustainability project

Seabrook Primary School 

Sustainable and water wise gardening program

South Kingsville Community Centre  

‘Fresh Thinking for Forgotten Food’ community workshops

The Range Children's Centre 

Excursions to learn new skills to help care for the environment 


Transition Hobsons Bay

Climate Change Conversations project 

2021 Community Environment Grants – Applications opening soon

If your organisation or community group has an idea for a project that could be funded through the Council's Community Environment Grants, you'll have an opportunity to apply when the next round opens in August 2020.  Keep an eye on this website for guidelines and information about how to apply. You can also contact Council's Environment Engagement Officer on 1300 179 944 or at sustainability@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au to discuss your project ideas.