Council provides a range of grants to further sustainability throughout the Cairns region.
To ensure your application is eligible and assessed, please discuss your project ideas with the Sustainability team by emailing us at: email@example.com before submitting your application.
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 education for sustainability.
- Next grant round: 1 August - 31 August 2020
- Community Sustainability Grant Application Form ( PDF, 0.81 MB )
Nature-based Learning Grant
Schools can apply for 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.
- Grant round open: 1 August - 31 August 2020
- Nature Based Learning Grant Application Form ( PDF, 0.77 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: