Lake Macquarie City Council is encouraging not-for-profit community organisations to apply for funding of up to $3000 through the Lake Macquarie Environmental Sustainability Grants Program.

Council’s Manager Sustainability, Alice Howe, said the program supports community-initiated projects that improve our local environment and inspires environmentally sustainable behaviour within Lake Macquarie City.

“This program has already seen funding awarded to a wide variety of sustainably-focused projects in Lake Macquarie City, including rehabilitation and stabilisation of a local creek system, creation of an outdoor learning space incorporating Aboriginal cultural heritage and resource management, and the establishment of various community and school gardens across the City,” Dr Howe said.

“We’re encouraging community groups, clubs and schools located, or operating, within Lake Macquarie City to come up with innovative ways that they can reduce resource consumption, improve biodiversity and local ecosystems, lower waste generation, help communities be prepared for natural disasters, and encourage sustainable behaviour-change in the community.”

Applications close Monday, March 12 at 5pm. Interested persons are invited to attend the information session at 5.30pm on Wednesday, February 21 to learn tips and tricks on submitting a successful application.

For more information, or to apply, click here.