Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Grants


Stefanie Garland
Climate Change Grants Manager 

Phone: 02 9242 4019
Fax: 02 9242 4111

Denise Anderson
Senior Policy Officer - Environment 

Phone: 02 9242 4056

This partnership program between LGNSW and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) provides funding to address climate change risks and vulnerabilities facing NSW councils.


The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change program has been established to encourage:

  • Implementation of actions to address identified climate risks
  • Regional consideration of climate change impacts in decision making 
  • Implementation of climate change adaptation actions beyond business as usual projects and programs
  • Enhanced adaptive capacity.

How much is available?

The Climate Change Fund is providing $2.8 million of funding over three rounds.

Round 1 Successful applications
Round 1 received 29 applications totalling $3.8 million. There were 10 successful applications totalling $1,011,300.

Successful applicants can access reporting templates here.

Round 2 Successful applications
Round 2 received 35 applications totalling $4.8 million. There are 13 successful Round 2 projects, totalling $1,244,230. 

Successful applicants can access reporting templates here.

Round 3 grants have closed

A total of $605,000 is available for Round 3. Grants between $30,000 and $120,000 are available to individual councils and regional groups of councils. Projects can last for a maximum of 12 months.

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