Council provides a range of grants for school excursions and community groups to further sustainability in the Cairns region. To ensure your application is eligible and assessed, please discuss your project ideas with the Sustainability team before making an application by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Sustainability Grant
Not-for-profit groups can apply for up to $5,000 for projects that deliver renewable energy, waste reduction, low carbon travel, sustainable food production, biodiversity improvements or community education.
Applications are open each year between 1 June and 31 July. For more information, refer to the Community Sustainability Grant guidelines and application form. ( PDF, 0.83 MB )
Nature-based Learning Grant
Council’s Nature-based Learning Grant provides up to $2,000 for school excursions that connect children with nature in a way that results in a greater awareness and appreciation of sustainable living and the natural world.
Applications are open each year between 1 June and 31 July. For more information, refer to the Nature-based Learning Grant Application. ( PDF, 0.97 MB )
Ideas from past grant recipients
Please refer to the documents below for an overview of the activities and projects funded in the past by Council's Sustainability Grants: