Kingsford Smith Communities Environment Program 2019/20

$150,000 of funding is now available in Kingsford Smith for small scale, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities.

The Communities Environment Program makes available grant funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small projects that give communities the resources, skills and knowledge to care for the environment.

How does it work?

Federal Members of Parliament will establish a community committee to undertake consultation in their electorate to identify eligible environmental projects and invite expressions of interest.

Projects that are approved by the committee will then be invited via email to submit further information directly to the Department.

For-profit organisations, individuals and unincorporated associations are not eligible to apply.

Grants of between $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000 are available.

For each project, the grant amount can cover all eligible project costs. However, additional cash and/or in-kind contributions towards the project costs are strongly encouraged.

Eligible projects should be scheduled for completion by 31 December 2020.

Who can apply for this funding?

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:

- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

and be one of the following entities:

- an incorporated not for profit organisation, including Parents and Citizens or Parents and Friends groups

- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community property

- a local government body 

- a not for profit organisation that is a legal entity (the program guidelines provide detail on how you must demonstrate your 'not for profit' status)

For further information on program eligibility refer to the program guidelines.

The following examples of not-for-profit organisations may be eligible for funding:

- Indigenous not for profit corporations

- Community clubs (e.g. Lions clubs, Rotary clubs, sports clubs)

- Landcare groups (including Bushcare, Coastcare, and ‘friends of’ groups)

- Government and non-government schools

- Parents and Citizens Associations

- Other community and conservation groups.

How to apply?

Fill out the expression of interest online at Kingsford Smith Communities Environment Program EOI by 5pm Friday, 6 September 2019.

All applications must include an ABN in order to qualify.

For additional information visit the Department's Communities Environment Program assistance webpage.

For further information please don't hesitate to contact my office on (02) 9349 6007 or email at



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