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Climate Change & Environment Grants

Every year City of Darwin allocates $50,000 towards assisting local community groups to implement actions, events and projects to improve the Darwin environment.

Grants will vary in amounts up to $10,000 to ensure support to the greatest number of programs and organisations.

The Climate Change & Environment Grants are now open. Applications close 3 April 2018.

Community organisations are encouraged to consider the following key areas when applying.


Including but not limited to:


Energy efficiency, power saving, solar (not grid connected PV panels)


Water savings and efficiency, reuse and recycling


Waste reuse, reduction and recycling; waste avoidance


Habitat protection and conservation, tree planting and weed removal; protection of fauna


Sustainable transport biking and walking, public transport, car pooling

Built Environment

Sustainable houses, improved practices in the house, urban cooling, shade and amenity, sustainable land use

Examples of projects that have been funded in the past include:

  • Community gardens
  • Education campaigns
  • Tree planting and weed removal
  • Production of a guide or book
  • Production of a television commercial
  • Community surveys
  • Composting campaigns
  • Car pooling initiatives
  • Development of an app

How to Apply

Before applying, please read the guidelines.

Apply for a climate change & environment grant

Previous Grant Recipients

The furst round Community Grants for the 2018/2019 financial year were announced in June:

  • Darwin Wildlife SanctuarySustainable Living Film Festival
  • Paws DarwinRecycling Trailer
  • Waste Free NTWash Against Waste Community Hub
  • Lakeside Drive Community GardenLittle Gardeners of Lakeside Drive
  • Friends of East Point Breezeway Landcare GroupFriends of East Point Tree Planting Day
  • Growing and Using Local ProduceConnecting Community Cooks
  • COOLmob a Project Environment Centre NTCOOLmob Sustainable House Day 2018


Last modified 
06 Jul 2018

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