The City of Newcastle is seeking applications for its Sustainability Grant Program to reduce the carbon footprint of the Newcastle community and to increase community capacity and capability to address local needs and opportunities in sustainability.
This includes renewable energy efficiency measures, water-saving, and water storage, capture and reuse initiatives, green walls, use of low emission construction products, and nature-based solutions.
- To reduce the carbon footprint of the Newcastle community.
- To increase community capacity and capability to address local needs and opportunities in sustainability.
- Annual Priority: Activities involving Solar PV, battery storage, EV charging, and energy efficiency initiatives.
- Amount: $1,000 – $5,000 (ex GST)
- Annual allocation: $50,000
- Legally constituted not-for-profit organisations
- Small businesses (20 employees or less)
- Note: preference will be given to not-for-profit and community organisations.
- All applications must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for funding. Ineligible applications will not progress to assessment.
- The eligibility criteria common to all of CN’s Grants . In addition to this, each Grant Program has Program specific eligibility criteria, and these are detailed later in these Guidelines.
- Common eligibility criteria require that:
- Applicants must operate within the Newcastle Local Government Area and/or be able to demonstrate that the Activity will directly benefit residents of Newcastle;
- Applications must be received on or before the advertised due date and completed with the required level of detail and supporting documentation as specified in these Guidelines;
- Applicant’s Activity must begin after the Grant funding commencement date;
- Funding for retrospective, recurrent or ongoing funding will not be considered;
- The Activity must be consistent with the CSP and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- Applicants must have the appropriate level of insurance for the Activities that are the subject of the funding request. CN has a minimum requirement for $20m Public Liability Insurance. It is the Applicants responsibility to ensure that CN is supplied updated certification throughout the Activity’s timeline;
- Applicants must be capable of obtaining all regulatory approvals for the Activity, including those required from CN for the proposed Activity;
- Where an Activity will involve adults working with children, successful applicants must undertake the necessary ‘Working with Children’ checks. The applicant must provide CN with a letter advising of the successful completion and clearance of these checks prior to commencement of Activity. The letter must be signed by an office-bearer of the organisation receiving the Grant.
For more information, visit https://newcastle.nsw.gov.au/community/grants-and-sponsorships/grants/sustainability-grant#eligible-entities