Environmental Grants & Partnerships

A clean and green city

Townsville City Environmental Grants and Partnerships provide funding and in-kind support to help build a vibrant, liveable city for everyone.

Environmental Grants and Partnerships Priorities

To apply for a grant or partnership, your initiative will need to align to one of the following five priorities:

  • Ecological Landscape Restoration.
  • Improving Residential Home and Home-Office Energy Efficiency.
  • Implementing Energy Efficiency for Small Organisations including Demand Reduction, Water Management, Waste Reduction, Smart Technology and Resilience Building.
  • Building Capacity in Local Sustainability Activities.

We ecourage any application for funding that clearly supports any of these priorities.

These priorities are part of the Townsville City Council’s Corporate Plan 2014-2019. Priorities will change at Council’s discretion to ensure they support future community needs. For more information about these priorities please read the fact sheet to help gain a better understanding.

Purpose

To create a sustainable future for Townsville through the protection, maintenance and enhancement of our unique, natural and built environment.

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Eligibility

An applicant must be a properly constituted not-for-profit organisation, or be auspiced by such an organisation.

You must reside and/or primarily provide services within the Townsville Local Government Area (LGA), or be able to demonstrate that the initiative is in the public interest of residents of the Townsville LGA.

You must be free of debt to Townsville City Council.

You must have successfully acquitted any previous grants from Townsville City Council.

You must hold current Public Liability Insurance to the value of $20,000,000 per claim.

In-Kind Support

In-kind support refers to the waiver of hire fees for Council owned facilities.  If you are seeking any such support, it is important to check venue availability and to obtain a quote before proceeding with the application as this information will be required in the application form. To obtain your fee waiver quote contact the Venues Team directly via email - venues@townsville.qld.gov.au or call 13 48 10. The fee waiver amount must then be included in your total initiative cost in the budget.

How to Apply

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Submit your application online.

The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out your application before you submit it.

For more information please phone Council Grants and Partnerships Team on 13 48 10 or email communitygrants@townsville.qld.gov.au.

Assessment Timeframes

Applications will be checked for eligibility then assessed by Subject Matter Experts from within council. For applications seeking over $5,000, recommendations for funding will be presented to Full Council for approval.

Grants $5,000 and under:

  • Apply at any time.
  • Once an application is lodged and is deemed eligible and complete by Council, the assessment time period of 4 weeks will commence.
  • Please note that the initiative you are seeking support for must not commence sooner than 2 weeks after the stated assessment timeframe.

Grants $5,001 - $25,000:

  • Apply at any time.
  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on 1 August 2019, 14 October 2019, 30 January 2020 and 30 April 2020.
    (Please note:  These dates may change at Councils discretion.)
  • Your application will be assessed within 8 weeks of the closing dates listed above.
  • Please note that the initiative you are seeking support for must not commence sooner than 2 weeks after the stated assessment timeframe.

Partnerships Greater than $25,000:

  • Apply at any time
  • Once an application is lodged and is deemed eligible and complete by Council, the assessment time period of 8 weeks will commence.
  • Please note that the initiative you are seeking support for must not commence sooner than 2 weeks after the stated assessment timeframe.

Environmental Grants and Partnerships Awarded in 2018/19

Environmental Category
Organisation NameProject TitleTotal Allocated
Woodstock State School Parents and Citizens AssociationWoodstock Country Fair and Sustainable Living Expo$21,495