Last year we asked the Moreland community how best MEFL could support the community action on climate change and one of the main responses was to make funding available to the community (both individuals and community groups) to seed ideas to help them grow into something bigger and support existing organisations.
We are responding to this with our pilot Moreland Zero Carbon grants, delivered by MEFL, to support and empower community organisations, groups and individuals to engage with those around them to reduce carbon emissions.
We have up to $10,000 available to individuals, community groups or social enterprises to deliver projects within the Moreland area that will contribute to one of the key areas in our Zero Carbon Evolution strategy:
- Generating local renewable energy
- Using energy efficiently
- Low-emissions transport
- Minimising urban heat island effects
- Activating the community to reduce emissions
Projects could include seed funding of a new network (such as Transition Streets) or business model, equipment ( ie tools for repair cafe, plants for community gardens), research, events, training, engagement materials etc.
The key objective is for projects to support Moreland’s transition to a zero carbon community.
Note that there is no need for community groups to be incorporated or auspiced for this fund.
The closing date for applications is 30 September 2018. For more details and to find out how to apply download this PDF.