Government grants available to increase resilience to climate change
Published on 16 January 2020
The NSW Government recently announced ‘Increasing Resilience to Climate Change’ grants for community groups. These grants will fund community-led adaption projects that deliver positive social, environmental and economic outcomes, while supporting community participation, preparation and resilience to climate change impacts.
Community groups can apply for between $10,000 and $30,000 for individual projects, with a total grant pool of $600,000 available.
Applications close on 28 February 2020.
The program will fund two categories of projects:
- Building Adaptive Capacity
Projects that build the capacity of communities to better plan for, coordinate and deliver actions that support communities to adapt to current or future climate change impacts, eg projects that promote and share information about community resilience to climate change impacts.
- Delivering Adaption Action
Projects with practical applications that will support communities to adapt to climate change impacts. For example, projects that increase resilience to changing climate conditions, eg more resilient revegetation techniques or improved community management of heatwave or extreme weather events.
The project needs to be led by a not-for-profit organisation or community group, or implemented in partnership with either a local council, land council or traditional owner corporation.
For more information including application guidelines please visit the AdaptNSW website.