Environment & Sustainability

Reducing urban impacts on the natural environment.

About

Environment & Sustainability was an Impact Area under the Foundation's Strategic Plans between 2016-2022.

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation continues to grant in this space under the current Strategic Plan within the Homelessness & Affordable Housing; Inclusive, Sustainable Economy & Jobs; and Healthy & Climate Resilient Communities Impact Areas.


Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation is focused on reducing adverse urban impacts on the natural environment.

The changing climate, an increasing population, competing land uses and pollution are some of the environmental challenges confronting our community.

In response, we are developing and incubating solutions that ensure an equitable transition to a more sustainable future.

The Foundation's work in Environment & Sustainability spans across the Impact Areas, specifically the following Outcomes:

While 'protected and rehabilitated aquatic eco-systems' is no longer a strategic outcome within the current strategy, the Foundation is supporting the Water Trust as on ongoing commitment. Watertrust Australia’s mission is to improve how water and catchment policy decisions are made in Australia. The Foundation’s interest is in healthy and resilient urban waterways.

 

Our work in the Environment & Sustainability space aligns with these United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals:

1. No Poverty 2. Zero Hunger 6. Clean Water and Sanitation 7. Affordable and clean energy 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action 15. Life on Land

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Recent grants

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Social And Green Benefit Calculator - Extension
Community Housing Industry Association Limited
Status
Active grant
Grant Amount
$35,000
Grant Type
Proactive
Year
2021/2022
 
1. Increased energy efficiency and climate resilience of vulnerable households.
 
 


Sustainable development goals
7. Affordable and clean energy 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 13. Climate Action
Victorian Food Resilience Planning Project
University of Melbourne
Status
Active grant
Initiative
Grant Amount
$299,995
Grant Type
Initiative
Year
2021/2022
 
3. Secure, healthy and sustainable food systems.


Sustainable development goals
2. Zero Hunger 13. Climate Action
Financing Sustainability Retrofits For Vulnerable Melbourne Households: Phase 1, Pilot Design
University of Technology Sydney
Status
Active grant
Grant Amount
$50,000
Grant Type
Seed Innovation
Year
2021/2022
 
1. Increased energy efficiency and climate resilience of vulnerable households.
 
 


Sustainable development goals
7. Affordable and clean energy 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 13. Climate Action
Agriculture Leading The Way To A Low Emissions Future
Farmers for Climate Action Limited
Status
Active grant
Grant Amount
$10,000
Grant Type
Proactive
Year
2021/2022
 
3. Secure, healthy and sustainable food systems.


Sustainable development goals
2. Zero Hunger
Food With Dignity Through Community Food Enterprises (CFEs)
Open Food Web Foundation Limited
Status
Active grant
Grant Amount
$50,000
Grant Type
Proactive
Year
2021/2022
 
3. Secure, healthy and sustainable food systems.


Sustainable development goals
2. Zero Hunger

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Alex Balsillie
Program Coordinator