Environmental Levy Community Fund Grants

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Bellingen Shire Council applied to the Minister for Local Government in May 2005 for a special variation to General Income for environmental projects. An increase of 4% was approved for an Environmental Levy.

As identified in the Bellingen Shire Community Vision 2035, the Environment Levy supports the implementation of projects to achieve the strategic directions, outcomes and aspirations for the future for our local community. The key focus areas are as follows:

  • Invasive plant management;
  • Biodiversity management;
  • Coastline, estuary and river management;
  • Sustainable food production; and
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation.

A portion of Environmental Levy income has been allocated to the delivery of Council’s Environmental Levy Community Fund grant program.

Applications are to be made using Good Grants, Council's new grant management system.

ELCF-Guidelines-2024-25.pdf(PDF, 17MB) 

The 2024/25 round opens on 16 April 2024 and closes on 14 May 2024.

For any questions regarding the Environmental Levy Community Fund 2024/25, please contact the Sustainable Environment and Waste Unit via email at jelder@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

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