Final round of climate change grants open

By intouch posted 12 days ago

  

Applications for the third round of the NSW Climate Change Fund’s Increasing Resilience to Climate Change grants are now open.

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Individual councils and regional groups of councils in NSW can apply for grants of between $30,000 and $120,000 from a pool of $605,000.

Collaboration with one or more councils, regional organisations, private sector or government agencies, community groups and other organisations is encouraged. Projects can last for a maximum of 12 months.

A partnership between LGNSW and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), the IRCC program provides funding to address climate change risks and vulnerabilities facing NSW councils.

So far, 23 councils have accessed $2,255,000 in funding under the scheme. Among the projects to receive funding are a UV-smart and cool playground trial put forward by Cumberland Council, and an upgrade to the climate resilience of Bega Valley Shire community halls to allow them to act as heat refuges in summer heatwaves.

Apply via the LGNSW portal. Applications close at midnight on October 15, 2020.

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