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Bayside Climate Emergency Grants

We invite local not-for-profit groups that contribute to making Bayside a better place to live to apply for a Bayside Climate Emergency Grant.

The Bayside City Council Climate Emergency Grants provide funding of up to $5,000 for activities, events, projects, and programs which support and enable action to address the Climate Emergency in Bayside and the reduction of greenhouse gas emission levels.

Council's Bayside Climate Emergency Grant program aims to:

  • To support community action on the Climate Emergency, in alignment with the themes of the Climate Emergency Action Plan 2020-2025
  • To assist community organisations to establish, extend and improve programs and services that address local needs.
  • To encourage voluntary activity, community participation and the contribution of local groups and organisations to community life.
  • To promote community development and partnership opportunities to address community needs.

Grants of up to $5,000 each are considered for initiatives by eligible community groups that meet the objectives of Council's Grants Policy and the Bayside Climate Emergency Grant guidelines (below). 


 

Important dates

Applications open Monday 4 April 2022 9am

  • Information sessions:
    • Monday 4 April, 6:30 – 7:00pm Bayside City Council, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham.
    • Wednesday 13 April, 11 – 11:30am Bayside City Council, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham.

There will be information sessions regarding the Annual Community Grants Program immediately before these information sessions. Applicants are welcome to attend both. 

More information on Annual Community Grants

  • Computer support session – for those applicants without access to a computer:
    • Tuesday 3 May, 1:00 – 2:00pm Brighton Library, 14 Wilson St, Brighton.

Applications close Wednesday 18 May 2022 5pm

  • Assessment of applications May – June 2022.
  • Successful grant applications awarded June 2022.
  • Grant recipient acquittal report due 30 June 2023.

How to apply

  1. Determine whether your organisation and project idea are eligible for a Bayside Annual Community Grant by reading the 
  2. Read Council's Climate Emergency Action Plan.  Your grant application will be assessed based on how well it relates to the goals and objectives of this plan.
  3. Attend an information session or contact a Council Officer to discuss your project idea.
  4. Prepare your application content, budget and supporting documents.
  5. Create a Smartygrants account (if you do not already have one).  Please refrain from using personal email addresses where possible.  It will assist your organisation to keep track of your application and reporting requirements (if successful) if the application is submitted using an organisation email address.
  6. Submit an application from 9:00am Monday 4 April 2022.  Applications close at 5:00pm Wednesday 18 May 2022.

Submit an application


More Information

For enquiries regarding the Bayside Climate Emergency Grants contact Council's Sustainability and Transport Engagement Officer Claire Brace on 9599 4495 or email brighter@bayside.vic.gov.au.