Applications for our Environmental and Sustainability Grant are open!
The Counties Energy Environmental and Sustainability Grant aims to support not-for-profit community organisations or educational providers with projects that protect or enhance the environment in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato regions.
We’re currently calling for applications for $15,000 worth of environmental grants for the local community. There are three $5,000 grants across three different categories, which include an educational project, an environmental project, and a cultural project. Applications considered across these categories will have a focus on waste reduction, habitat improvement, and emissions reduction.
The recipients of last year’s grants were YMCA Camp Adair, Franklin Active Trails Whakaupoko Landcare, and Trees for Survival Mauku School.
YMCA Camp Adair used their grant to improve pest control, restore biodiversity, and plant native trees. The project involved local schools helping with the planting and establishing an eco-sourced nursery.
Trees for Survival Mauku School installed greenhouses to raise native seedlings and planted trees along Mauku Stream.
Franklin Active Trails Whakaupoko Landcare focused on weed control, planting native trees, and completing trails to create pathways for walking and cycling.
The 2023 applications are now open and will close 10 November 2023. Please note projects must be within the Counties Energy network area. For more information and to apply, click here.