2018-19 Environment Grants Launched By Minister

2018-19 Environment Grants Launched By Minister

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler

2018-19 Environment Grants Open

Victor P Taffa

Environment Minister Eva Lawler today launched this year’s Environment Grants, calling for applications from organisations wanting to make a positive contribution to their communities.

“Northern Territory’s natural environment is one of our greatest assets and a big part of what makes living here so special. It supports our great lifestyle, drives our tourism industry, and supports opportunities for economic development and jobs.” Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler said.

“That’s why the Territory Government is investing more than $1 Million in 2018-19 environment grants.”

This year’s program is designed to engage the community to help mitigate environmental harm and raise awareness to safeguard the Territory’s unique environment.

Projects that have received funding previously include:

  • Better waste management and recycling
  • Invasive species management
  • Water conservation
  • Combating climate change

Applications are sought under the following 3 categories:

Small Environmental Project Grants

Small Environmental Project Grants that support communities to pursue initiatives that contribute to improved reduction, reuse and recycling of waste, and/or raise environmental awareness, closes 1 October 2018.

Environmental Project Grants 

Environmental Project Grants for projects up to one year that reduce environmental harm and raise environmental awareness:

  • Expression of Interest phase, closes 3 September 2018,
  • Final applications, closes 29 October 2018.

Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants

Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure Grants to provide Northern Territory organisations the opportunity to acquire infrastructure for the purpose of collecting approved containers for redemption at a Container Deposit Depot, closes 12 November 2018.

As part of annual allocations a large chunk of this grants funding has been provided to key stakeholder groups, including:

  • Environment Centre of the NT ($100k),
  • Arid Lands Environment Centre ($100k),
  • Environmental Defenders Office ($50k),
  • LGANT ($150k).

 

Abbreviations:

LGANT          Local Government in The Northern Territory

NT                 Northern Territory