Environmental projects fund

The natural environment is one of the most important factors for community living in Port Stephens. We know our community value our local environment for its many benefits and wants to support the protection and enhancement of our area.

This program provides opportunity for community and schools to deliver environmentally focused projects that benefit our local environment. The focus of these projects or activities should be to improve biodiversity and sustainability, protect local ecosystems, encourage student participation and educate our community. The program will also help to strengthen partnerships between local community groups, schools and Port Stephens Council.

Examples of projects that would be eligible are:

  • Improving sustainability e.g. Worm farms/composting projects, waste and recycling projects
  • Improving biodiversity and local ecosystems
  • Control of priority pest animal and weed species
  • Environmental education for community
  • Reducing the communities carbon footprint
Key dates

Applications open 1 September 2023 and close 30 September 2023.

Funding available

A total of $20,000 is available. Applicants can apply for funding between $1,000 - $5,000 per application.

Who can apply?
  • Individuals that live in Port Stephens Council
  • Community and volunteer groups (including Town Teams)
  • Incorporated, not-for-profit organisations or charities
  • Schools
How to apply
  1. Read the Funding Guidelines for full details about the grant.
  2. Give our team a call to discuss your project on 02 4988 0255 or email pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

For more information and to apply online

Past recipients

Tilligerry Landcare/Community AssociationReducing Fox numbers on Tilligerry Peninsula
Hunter Region Botanic GardensGrowing the Rainforest Gardens at our Botanic GardensHRBG
Bobs Farm Public schoolGrowing Bobs Farm
Mambo Wanda Wetlands LandcareWanda Wetlands Fishbone Fern
Soldiers Point-Salamander Bay Landcare GroupSoldiers Point Leonard Everitt Park Enhancement Project