Environmental levy grants

environmental levy grants 2022

Applications for the 2022/23 grants have now closed and will reopen in April 2023.

We offer a total of $50,000 to carry out environmental projects that create a more sustainable future for the Ku-ring-gai community. We are looking for creative ideas that will:

  • Increase community understanding and inspire action to benefit our natural environment.
  • Improve the condition of bushland or the conservation of native flora and fauna.
  • Engage the community in improved waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
  • Encourage the reduction of waste, energy and transport emissions.

The program is open to community groups, schools, universities, not-for-profits and individuals within Ku-ring-gai. Expand an existing project or suggest a new idea.  

Contact us

Please give us a call with any questions or to discuss your application. Contact Lindy Williams on 9424 0179 or email lwilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au

2021 grant highlights

Get some ideas from last years successful projects:

  • Conservation: 6 grants were awarded to address invasive weeds and to protect our Endangered Ecological Communities such as Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and Upland Swamp at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.
  • Native bee hives: A wonderful education tool, recipients included Pre-school to High School looking to integrate outdoor learning into the curriculum.
  • Urban pest management– Researchers from the University of NSW are engaging with both professionals and the community about the need for more beneficial insects and less chemicals in the environment.
  • Streamwatch: This citizen science project complements Councils water monitoring program and is all about educating and engaging the community to collect useful data for the health of our creeks. 

2021 Environmental Levy Grant recipients





Lindfield Learning Village

The Atrium Rehabilitation Project

Rehabilitate bushland and provide habitat within School, increasing students’ knowledge of native flora/fauna.


Pymble Playgroup

Children’s Garden

Increase children's awareness of the natural environment, growing edible plants and flowers for pollinators.


Hampshire Ave Bushcare

Bush Regeneration

Improve bushland condition and conserve the native flora/fauna.


Warrawee Public School

Edible Garden

Increasing school communities understanding of sustainability by growing and consuming organically grown fruit and vegetables, reducing waste and increasing recycling.


St Ives Preschool Kindergarten

Native Garden

Plantings to enhance preschool communities awareness of native flora/fauna and learning about native stingless bees and ringtail possums.


Ku-ring-gai Bushcare Association

Streamwatch Program

Introducing the citizen science initiative to current and new volunteers. Promoting community involvement and local action to improve environment.


Bicentennial Park Bushcare

Bush Regeneration

Weed removal along Quarry Creek to improve, conserve and regenerate native flora in Bicentennial Park.


Killara Public School

Waste Busters Environment Club

Promoting behavioural change and environmental awareness by reducing food waste – composting, worm farming and vegetable gardening.


Kimo St Bushcare

Post burn recovery

Weeding and plant identification at Bushcare site. Promoting community involvement, increased biodiversity, and conservation of native flora.


Killara Park Bushcare

Bush Regeneration

Remove weed infestation at Killara Park. Includes natural regeneration, conservation of native flora and increased biodiversity.


Paddy Pallin Bushcare

Removal of Camphor Laurel tree

Part of a long-term term restoration strategy to improve condition of remnant Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest (STIF).


Masada College

Native Bee and Pollinator garden

Students will gain understanding and appreciation for the natural environment by studying native bees and relationship with plants.


Dr Lizzie Lowe & Dr Nathan Butterworth

The future of sustainable urban pest management: knowledge sharing conference

Sustainably managing damaging pests while encouraging beneficial species.


Fox Valley Bushcare Group

Bush regeneration

Supporting bush containing threatened species, Darwinia biflora. Promoting community action that benefits the natural environment.


KWG Bushcare Group

Bush Regeneration

Improving condition of upland swamp an Endangered Ecological Community (EEC). Promoting community action that benefits the natural environment.


Little Amigos Childcare Lindfield

Native garden for children

Promoting a greater understanding of the value of the natural environment, including the role of native bees.

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