Noosa launches grant to help reach net-zero emissions

The Climate Change Response Grant is a new addition to Noosa Council’s Community Grants Program and it is envisaged that the grant will accelerate community-led climate action at the local level.

Carbon Reduction Project Officer Anne Nolan said Council developed the new grant to fund community projects that contribute to achieving net-zero emissions for Noosa Shire by 2026. 

“These grants are intended to mobilise the community, support vulnerable people, provide initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and create a more sustainable Noosa.”

The new grant is provided as part of Council’s recently adopted Climate Change Response Plan.

Ms Nolan said eligible projects and programs must address one or more of the themes identified in the Noosa Climate Change Response Plan.

“This is a brand-new category of grants available from Council and it is envisaged that a variety of projects and programs will be put forward for consideration that could include, but not limited to, education programs, pilot programs, studies, events and sector-specific programs to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.”

Community Development Manager, Alison Hamblin explained that the new grant was being added to Council’s already robust Community Grants Program, which included Environment Projects Grant, Community Projects Grant and Regional Arts Development Fund grants.

“Our Grants are intended to help meet community and environmental needs, build community skills and resilience and develop and maintain community infrastructure. We encourage anyone who meets these requirements to submit an application,” Ms Hamblin said.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Noosa Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Grant applications for this round can be submitted from until 12 noon, October 6, 2021.

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