Sustainability Grants

An image of two mean trading toolsCommunity-driven sustainability projects are funded through the Sustainability Stream of the Yarra Annual Grants program.

The Sustainability Stream features two types of grant:

  • General Sustainability Grants: These grants support a range of smaller projects designed to deliver positive environmental outcomes (up to $4,000 per project).
  • Partnering for Sustainability Grants: This new category introduced in 2016 supports larger, more complex  projects that will leave a lasting legacy (up to $15,000 per project).

For information on the 2018 Yarra Annual Grants please visit the Community Grants page where you can also find a list of 2017 Annual Grants recipients. 

Investing in Community

Applications for Investing in Community are open from Monday 8 May to Friday 26 June. Yarra’s Investing in Community Grants will provide three years of funding for community projects that align with priorities drawn from Council’s key strategic plans, including the Yarra Environment Strategy. Applications open only once every three years. For more information see Investing in Community.

Small Project Grants

Funding of up to $1,000 is also available for small sustainability initiatives through the Small Project Grants program. These grants can be applied for throughout the year until the funding pool is exhausted. These will open again in July 2017. 

Success stories.

Looking for some ideas and inspiration for your grant application? The following stories highlight just a few of the fantastic community projects that were funded last year through the Sustainability Stream of the Annual Grants.

pdf format Case study - Partnering for Sustainability - Fareshare Kitchen Garden.pdf (790.51 KB)

pdf format Case study - General Sustainability Grants - 3CR Sustainable Breakfast Series.pdf (457.67 KB)

pdf format Case study - General Sustainability Grants - Energy Efficiency in the Chinese Community.pdf (339.31 KB)


Further information
Sally MacAdams
Sustainability Officer
9205 5769

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