Project Ideas for the New Victorian Climate Grants

As you may have heard, a new climate change grant program has been announced for Victorian councils, with a total of $1.15 million available in the first round. Grants are provided by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and applications for the first round close on December 29, 2015.

The grants will provide $20,000 to $80,000 to councils for climate projects such as: 

  • community education/engagement;
  • action plans; 
  • audits of buildings and lighting, with suggestions for reducing emissions; 
  • planting trees; 
  • landscape planning to reduce temperature.

Grants of up to $10,000 are also available to resource-constrained councils in a non-competitive process.


The grants are available through the following two streams:

1.  Supporting the most vulnerable to respond to climate change.(This includes built and natural council   assets, infrastructure and services, as well as the community itself).

2.  Promoting innovation and opportunities in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Potential Project Ideas: Download our Information Sheet

Ironbark has prepared a list of potential projects that could fit within the grant budget.

These include:

  •  Climate Proofing Vulnerable Buildings
  •  Sustainable Council Buildings Benchmarking
  •  Building Systems Optimisation Program
  • Climate Resilient Building Policy
  •  Solar Feasibility Study

Full project details can be found in our project information sheet.

If you'd like help writing or reviewing your application, or would just like more information, please get in touch

Ironbark's detailed summary of the grants can be downloaded here, or you can visit the DELWP webite for more information.

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