Moreland Zero Carbon Grants

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.

To apply for a Moreland Zero Carbon grant download and complete this application form and email to helen@mefl.com.au

6 thoughts on “Moreland Zero Carbon Grants

  1. I am a member of Climate Action Moreland. They have one possible project I am aware of. If the applications are due by 30 September, and activities are to finish by 31 March 2019, that leaves two other dates which might be useful for applicants to plan around:
    a) The “time window” in October when applicants will learn of their success or not, and
    b) any deadlines or indicative dates for reports/debriefs/outcomes to be submitted to MEFL after March 31st 2019

    Michael | @voltscommissar | 0423 970 195

    • Hi Michael. Thanks for the question. We’re aiming to let applicants know if their project is successful by the end of October. In terms of reports/debriefs we’ll be holding a community forum in June for all successful applicants to share the outcomes of their projects with each other and the wider community, so we would need reports/debriefs/outcomes to be completed by the end of May 2019.

    • Hi Em. At the moment we only have this one scheduled. Most of the information we’ll be covering is in the pdf you can download from this site. If you have questions please contact us by emailing helen@mefl.com.au

  2. I look forward to attending tonight. Will be great to see how MEFL multiply these pilot programs in to rollout programs.

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