Grants and funding
Energy efficiency training program
Up to $960,000 is now available to develop energy efficiency education projects
for accountants and business managers. Applications close 4 April 2011. An information session and webinar will be held on 8 March 2011. More details and to register.
The NSW Government has committed over $1.9 billion dollars for the environment in the NSW Budget 2010-11 (10314budgethighlights2010.pdf, 228KB)
OEH administers a number of funding programs and initiatives as well as being the recipient of funding for specific projects.
The Climate Change Fund was established by the NSW Government and incorporates the expanded Water and Energy Savings Funds, the Climate Action Grant Program and some funding from the Environmental Trust. The Climate Change Fund supports the NSW Energy Efficiency Strategy and the NSW Home Saver Rebates to help people make their homes, businesses and communities more water and energy efficient.
The City & Country Environment Restoration Program is a suite of environmental initiatives that provides grants for projects such as urban sustainability and waste minimisation (through the Environmental Trust), in addition to grants provided for farmer exit assistance, sustainable farming and offset actions under the Native Vegetation Assistance Package.
The Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body that was established by the NSW government to support exceptional environmental projects that do not receive funds from the usual government sources.
Assistance with conserving nature for landholders includes voluntary conservation agreements, wildlife refuges and the Land for Wildlife scheme.
The NSW Government has committed $38 million for NPWS to invest in the Revitalising Sydney's National Parks Program -- a four-year program which aims to revitalise key visitor destinations in the Blue Mountains, Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase, Royal, Lane Cove and Georges River national parks.
The NSW Government's coastal, estuary and floodplain management programs support councils in their management of coastal areas and floodplains. These programs include grants to councils for coastal and estuary management and floodplain management.
Page last updated: 03 April 2012