Sustainability Grants (A Better Tomorrow)

The Sustainability Grants Program provides funding for projects relating to six sustainability themes. Small businesses, schools, not-for profits and collective households can apply. Successful applicants can apply for up to $4,000 towards the project. Contact the Sustainability Officer to discuss your application.

About the Sustainability Grants Program

The A Better Tomorrow Sustainability Grants program provides funding for projects in Cockburn.

Who is Eligible to Apply for a Sustainability Grant?

The following groups can apply:

  • Collective households (>2)
  • Small businesses (<20 employees)
  • Schools and community groups
  • Not-for-profit organisations

Successful Applicants:

  • Must be based in the City of Cockburn and/or provide services primarily within the area
  • May only apply for one project each grant year
  • May seek a maximum of $4,000 of funding for the proposed initiative
  • May not seek funding for infrastructure projects such as:
    • Renewable energy systems
    • Rainwater tanks
    • Grey water systems
    • Hot water systems
  • May not seek funding for labour costs
  • Must address at least one of the sustainability grant themes
  • That demonstrate in-kind and/or financial contribution will be considered favourably.

Funds cannot be sought or used to comply with planning approvals.

What Sustainability Projects are Funded?

Sustainability grants are arranged into six themes, and applicants can apply for a range of possible projects under one of the themes below, which includes the following possible project ideas:

  • Giving Back aims to improve social equity and involvement across the City. Possible projects include volunteering, helping those in need, providing opportunities to participate.
  • Protecting our Future aims to build resilience to climate change and/or safeguarding biodiversity. Possible projects include native or productive food gardens, climate change education,  preservation of natural areas.
  • Strong Communities aims to build community capacity. Possible projects include community development, events and inclusive neighbourhoods.
  • Water, Energy and Waste aims to promote resource use efficiency. Possible projects include  increased recycling, composting, improved water and energy efficiency.
  • TravelSmart aims to support the uptake of alternative transport. Possible projects include end of trip facilities, TravelSmart events, education.
  • Healthy Lifestyles aims to promote opportunities for improved public health outcomes in the community. Possible projects include events, healthy lifestyle programs and education.

Selection criteria that need to be met are contained in the Sustainability Grants Guidelines and on the Application Form found in related documents below.  Successful applicants can receive up to $4,000 to go towards the project activities.

When can I Apply for a Sustainability Grant?

Funding rounds close on 31 March each year. All applicants will be notified within six weeks.

Conditions of Funding

If your application has been successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer and a Conditions of Funding form which we ask you to sign and we may stipulate some conditions. Once we have received your acceptance you will receive your funding, together with an acquittal form. Once your project is complete, you must return the acquittal form with copies of all receipts and a final project report. Any unused funds must be returned.

More information and contact

Please contact the City’s Sustainability Officer to discuss your application before you submit on 08 9411 3444 or at

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