Environment Grant

The purpose of the Environment Grants program is to provide funding assistance for community-led projects that enhance the environment within the City of Onkaparinga.  Funding assistance will be provided for a wide range of innovative projects as an investment into the environment sustainability of the region.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.


Funding conditions

Funding available 

  • $1000 for up to 50% of total costs for demonstration sites or school projects conducted solely on school grounds.
  • $4000 (maximum) for up to 50% of total costs for any other projects (special conditions may apply).

Eligibility criteria

  • only one Environment Grant project will be considered for funding, per applicant, per year
  • project must commence after 1 July 2020 and be completed within 12 months of receiving funding
  • 50% matching contribution be met in the form of cash, materials or in-kind support
  • business innovation projects - the project will trial new products, techniques or solutions to environmental issues
  • schools and child care centres -  to be considered there must be a clear, identified benefit to the wider community and/or the project can be accessed by the wider community.

 We will not fund:

  • ongoing operational and administration costs
  • fundraising or sponsorship
  • events/projects that commence or have taken place prior to 1 July 2020
  • projects that focus solely on beautification, amenity or general landscaping
  • business projects solely for the purpose of meeting legal or compliance requirements.

Examples of completed projects

Examples of completed projects

  • waste minimisation e.g. worm farms, composting, recycling equipment 
  • biodiversity e.g. revegetation, habitat creation, promotional materials, expert advice, equipment
  • food security e.g. edible gardens, for schools this must be created as part of a wider environmental curriculum or plan such as permaculture, composting, teaching students to grow their own food, sustainable irrigation practices
  • natural play space creation for children
  • water conservation e.g. rainwater tanks
  • equipment that enables groups to undertake the above projects. 


2019-20 Environment Grants Evaluation report(DOC, 416KB) (only to be used for 2019-20 grants received).


Environment Strategy(PDF, 4MB)