Community Climate Change Adaption grants now open in Ballarat

A further $1 million is being invested by the Andrews Government to help regional communities prepare for the real impacts of climate change.

The Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said the new Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program will fund local projects that build the adaptive capacity and resilience of regional communities in the face of a changing climate.

Ms Addison said grants of between $25,000 and $75,000 will be available for climate change adaptation projects across the Ballarat region.

Eligible projects must either be led by, or implemented in partnership with a local council, traditional owner corporation, community group, or not-for-profit organisation.

Ms Addison said the 3CA grants program is designed to support a range of project types with a spread of investment across the state.

“The Community Climate Change Adaptation Grants program is about backing local ideas and supporting resilient communities like Ballarat as we combat climate change,” Ms Addison said.

“There is great work being done across the Ballarat region to prepare for the impacts of climate change and this grants program will ensure the good work continues into the future,” she said.

Funding is available for two project categories:

  • Projects that build the adaptive capacity for communities and stakeholders to respond or adapt to climate change impacts in their region
  • Projects that deliver tangible actions that help our communities adapt to climate change impacts they are already facing.

The grants are being delivered under the State Government’s Supporting our Regions to Adapt program and close on March 31st, 2019.

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