Grants for ‘outside-the-box’ projects

NON-PROFIT organisations and individuals can apply to receive $25,000 funding for innovative projects supporting the ACT community’s transition to net zero emissions says Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury. 

Shane Rattenbury

The 2017-18 ACT Budget will invest $550,000 over four years for the new ACT Community Zero Emissions Grants Program. The program will deliver grants of up to $25,000 with a total pool of $150,000 available in 2017-18.  

“The ACT is leading the nation in putting in place ambitious clean energy and zero net emission targets. It is essential that we turn these targets into meaningful action,” Mr Rattenbury says.

“Through these community grants we will work alongside our community to reduce our emissions footprint and inspire changes in the way we think about the environmental impact of our city.”

The ACT Community Zero Emissions Grants Program will support more individuals and community groups to run engagement programs and undertake projects to help improve the sustainability of the wider community, and contribute towards achieving the ACT’s zero net emissions target.
“There are endless opportunities for the community to come up with ideas to grow our smart, sustainable city across the energy, transport, building, land use and waste sectors,” Mr Rattenbury says.

“We are looking for innovative, think-outside-the-box projects that engage our community, such as electric bike charging stations, innovative community waste solutions, energy efficiency programs or zero emissions buildings and precincts.”

Grants will be open until July 24 via actsmart.act.gov.au

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