Small Environmental Grant Scheme

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The Small Environmental Grant Scheme will provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

  • monitoring, recording and sharing data
  • delivering community education
  • providing community capacity building (e.g. skills training, organisation)
  • research and science
  • landscape restoration and education (Victoria only)

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation board of Trustees will score applications with a set of criteria in mind. These are the things that they will look for in a project:

  • clear aims (SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound)
  • partnerships and collaboration – you need to have partners as work done in isolation often has less of an impact on the environment
  • significance – How is the project needed? What difference will it make?
  • innovation – describe how you think your project is innovative or interesting
  • methodology – what methodologies will be used, describe clearly what you will do
  • outcomes – what are the expected results and how will they benefit the natural living environment?
  • evaluation – how will you measure the results of your project?
  • budget – is your budget realistic and appropriate?

Have a look at the Can you Apply page to see more details on eligibility. Please don’t waste your time filling in the EOI – see if you are eligible first.

I also recommend you read the section on Frequently Asked Questions.

There are four grant rounds each year – see Dates for applying for a list of opening and closing dates.

The Small Environmental Grants Scheme is proudly supported by private donors, and the RE Ross Trust, The William Buckland Foundation, The Yulgilbar Foundation, and sub-funds at the Australian Communities Foundation.