Community Sustainability Grants Round Two

Council considered the applications to the Community Sustainability Grants Round Two at the April Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday night.

The Sustainability Grants are designed to support the development and implementation of sustainable projects and events in line with the Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Grants were available for up to $2,000 per application.

The intention of the funding is to facilitate projects which achieve some or all of the following objectives:

  • Encourage and support businesses, industry and the general community to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increase the energy efficiency of existing and new residential and commercial buildings across the municipality
  • Raise community awareness of the relevance of climate change, the impacts it will have on our environment and way of life, and the opportunities it will present
  • Encourage participation in sustainability activities and events
  • Enable community members to acquire or develop new skills in relation to Sustainability
  • Increase recycling at public events or community spaces
  • Divert waste from landfill
  • Increase community awareness on waste minimisation and correct waste disposal
  • Enable community members to acquire or develop new skills in relation to sustainability.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, was pleased to offer these funding opportunities.

“These projects will be a worthy investment into the community and assist in raising awareness about sustainability and climate change,” she said.

“Council thanks the organisations who applied for funding and congratulates the worthy recipients.”

Organisation Event/ProjectAllocation (Including GST)
Transition Tatura

Communities Shaping The Future: The Power of Youth

Transition Tatura will focus their 2019 program on the visions and goals that children and young people have for the future. This year’s activities will culminate in the annual film festival, which will focus on The Power of Youth.

South Shepparton Community Centre

Save Money and the Environment

This four-week project has been developed to increase local residents’ knowledge of ways they can actively participate in reducing their impact on the changing environment and save money at the same time

Filipino-Australian Friends Association

Sustainable Green Garden

The Filipino Australian Friends Association will use the funding to install a rainwater tank for the garden at the Philippine House Community Hub

Kiwanis Club of Shepparton Sunrisers

Healthy Lifestyle Garden

Kiwanis Club of Shepparton Sunrisers will transform a community garden KidsTown into a sustainable and interactive ‘Healthy Lifestyle Garden’. They aim to promote environmental awareness, physical activity, plant propagation and the benefits of a healthy diet.


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