Environmental Levy Community Grants

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 Levey.

As identified in the Bellingen Shire Community Vision 2027, the environment levy supports the implementation of projects to achieve the strategic directions, outcomes and aspirations for the future from our local community. The key focus areas are as follows;

  • Invasive plant management
  • Biodiversity management;
  • Coastline, estuary and river management;
  • Sustainable food production; &
  • 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

Read the guidelines(PDF, 305KB)

The 2021/22 round is now open

For any questions regarding the Environmental Levy Community Fund 2020/21, please contact the Sustainable Environment and Waste Unit via email at jelder@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

Apply now