Increasing Resilience to Climate Change

This partnership program between LGNSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) provides funding to address identified 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 $1,100,000 of funding in Round 1 for projects delivered within 2 years.
Individual projects
Grants between $30,000 to $120,000 are available to individual councils.   
Regional projects
Grant between $50,000 to $300,000 are available for regional projects to coordinate adaptation projects across a number of councils. 
Collaboration with one or more councils, regional organisations, private sector or government agencies, community groups and other organisations is encouraged.
Applications close Friday 1 March 2019.