The City of Darwin has announced its Environment and Climate Change Grants program is now open, aiming to support local projects that aim to deliver positive environmental outcomes, with grants providing between $5000 and $50,000 to researchers, amateur scientists, businesses, and community groups who are working on sustainability projects. 

City of Darwin Mayor, Kon Vatskalis, said the Environment and Climate Change Grants aim to support local projects that deliver positive environmental outcomes for Darwin.

“Whether your initiative will green our suburbs, improve recycling rates, increase biodiversity in our parks and reserves, or reduce emissions, we want to support projects that share our goal for a cool, green and clean city,” Mayor Vatskalis said.

“City of Darwin declared a climate emergency in 2018, and we are committed to reducing the climate impacts in our city.

“We have ambitious targets for Darwin’s environmental performance, including achieving net-zero emissions and reducing the amount of waste going into landfill by 50 per cent by 2023.”

Applications for grants must identify which actions under City of Darwin’s 2030 Climate Emergency Strategy, Greening Darwin Strategy and/or Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy will be addressed.

Applications close 31 May 2023. 

1 Comment
  1. Paul Crane 8 months ago

    This is an amazing step off the back of declaring a climate emergency. While the council is putting up the cash, it is fantastic that the changes required are in the hands of the people. We must mix democracy and sustainability if we are going to move forward in this space.

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