Community Sustainability Grants

Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to offer funding for projects and events which will assist in promoting sustainability within the community.

About the grants

The Community Sustainability Grants support the development and implementation of sustainable projects and events in Greater Shepparton.

The grants will facilitate community projects which achieve some or all of the following objectives:

  • Encourage and support the community to address the climate emergency by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working towards a zero emissions future.
  • Raise community awareness of climate change and the impacts it will have on our environment and way of life.
  • Increase the energy efficiency of community buildings across the municipality.
  • Encourage participation in sustainability activities and events.
  • Enable community members to acquire or develop new skills in relation to sustainability.

Funding will be available for a range of projects including:

  • educational resources and programs including field days, workshops or volunteer training;
  • provision of essential equipment;
  • sustainable gardening/community garden projects;
  • energy efficiency programs;
  • alternative/renewable energy;
  • water efficiency programs; and
  • sustainable building design.

Grants are available up to $3,000 per project.

Leanne Button from Tatura Community House talks about how Council's Community Sustainability Grants evolve their successful Harvest Table program.

How to apply

This grant will close on Monday 29 August 2022 at 5.00pm.

To apply, visit Council's SmartyGrants portal.

For any questions about this grant, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.

Council staff are available to discuss your project ideas any time of year. It is important to start your project planning early. Grant Information sessions are conducted throughout the year.

Before applying:

  • Read all the guidelines on this page to ensure you are eligible for the grant and to assist you to complete all sections of the application process.
  • We strongly recommend you contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 5832 9862 prior to commencing your application, to ensure your project is eligible and will meet the assessment criteria.

Applying for the Sustainability Grant is an online process. Use the Online Grants Help Guide to get a better understanding of how to submit your online grant. Assistance can be requested to lodge your application.

We welcome your application to the next round of the Community Sustainability Grants.