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Sustainability Small Grants Program


Under the Sustainability Small Grants Program, local community organisations can apply for grants of up to $5000 for community sustainability projects. There are two funding rounds per year under the Sustainability Small Grants Program.

The Sustainability Small Grants Program will fund projects that:

1. Increase the environmental sustainability of Lane Cove through projects that have direct and measurable positive environmental outcomes in relation to:

  • Energy consumption;

  • Water consumption;

  • Waste avoidance, recycling and reuse;

  • Biodiversity and bushland; or

  • Sustainable transport.

2. Encourage the Lane Cove community to adopt more environmentally sustainable attitudes and behaviours.

Project ideas for community organisations:

Sustainable design projectsDevelopment of food or native gardensRaised garden beds
Installation of water tanksInstallation of Pulpmaster for food waste/ compost and worm farmingWeed awareness programs
Installation of solar PV or solar hot waterRecycling  and waste minimisation projects –including the 'take 3' education campaignEnhancing wildlife corridors
Energy efficiency projectsSustainability education programs for targeted audiencesErosion stabilisation/ bush regeneration projects
Bike racks for school studentsSustainability camps/forumsNative bees

Round 13 - Successful Small Grants

The following projects have been selected to receive funding under Round 13 of the Sustainability Small Grants Program.

OrganisationFunding awarded
 The Lane Cove 12 Foot Sailing Skiff Club$5,000
Birrahlee Preschool$2,500
The Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group$243
The Scouts NSW (Tambourine Bay Sea Scouts / Cubs)$900

More information on the Round 13 selected projects can be found here.

Subject to no objections being received, the financial assistance will be provided.

You can have your say by making a submission to Craig Wrightson, General Manager, Lane Cove Council, 48 Longueville Rd, LANE COVE NSW 2066 or fax: 9911 3600 or email: Send your submission in by Thursday 5 January, 2017.

Grants are adverstised twice a year in March and September.

Previous Successful Grants 

Information about previous grant recipients can be found below.

Downloads For Grant Recipients

For enquiries, please contact Council's Sustainability Coordinator on 9911 3507 or email