Have you got a project idea that encourages Aucklanders to adopt sustainable lifestyles?
The Regional Environment and Natural Heritage grant is now open, and individuals, mana whenua, iwi, organisations and community groups are all encouraged to apply.
Community Climate action is getting a boost with an extra $3 million dedicated to climate action projects over the next 10 years. This year the extra funding is available under the Sustainable Living section of the grant.
“We know often the best ideas come directly from our community,” says Councillor Richard Hills, Chair of the Environment & Climate Change Committee.
“The recent $152 million climate package in our 10-year-budget included this additional funding to support community action on climate change, and we’re looking forward to seeing the exciting and innovative ideas that come forward”
The grant supports environmental & sustainability projects across Auckland with $5,000 to $40,000 available for each project. Sustainable Living projects need to focus on behaviour change, education or adoption of practices that enable sustainable living.
“Year after year we receive more worthy applications than we can accept, so it’s fantastic there is now extra funding specifically targeted at climate action to help these deserving climate-conscious proposals to get off the ground,” says Councillor Pippa Coom, Deputy Chair of the Environment & Climate Change Committee.
Funding will be decided in December 2021 for projects to start in January 2022. Time is running out as the application window is closing 27 August 2021.