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Sustainability Community Grant

Embrace Sustainability with the City of Salisbury

The Sustainability Community Grant is a fantastic opportunity for community groups, non-profits, and local businesses to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. This grant supports projects that reduce waste, conserve resources, and increase the climate resilience of our community.

What We Fund:

  • Energy efficiency upgrades and audits
  • Waste reduction and recycling programs
  • Climate resilience initiatives like rainwater tanks and green infrastructure

Why Apply? If you have a project that can make City of Salisbury more sustainable, we want to hear from you! This grant can help you implement innovative solutions that benefit both the environment and the community. From energy audits to waste minimisation, your project could lead the way in creating a sustainable future for Salisbury.

How to Apply: Download the guidelines document and the application form. Be sure to submit your application via email to by the 15th of each month to be considered for the following month. We are excited to see your ideas for making our city a more environmentally sustainable place!

Application Deadline: Submit your form before the 15th of each month.

Download Guidelines | Download Application Form

If you have any questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us:

T: 8406 8340

Sustainability Grant Frequently Asked Questions

If the proposed activity includes work on the building you are leasing, such as installation of a solar photovoltaic system, you will need landlord approval.

You will need to provide written evidence of landlord approval of the proposed works (such as a letter) as part of the grant application.

If you lease a council owned property and propose work on the council owned building there is a different grant you will need to apply for, the Minor Capital Works Grant Program.

Yes, for activities that do not include works on the building.

If works on the building are proposed, there is a different grant you will need to apply for; the Minor Capital Works Grant Program.

An energy audit is an assessment completed by a qualified energy auditor that identifies what uses the most energy in your organisation and suggests ways to reduce your energy use and save money. There is further information about energy audits here: Audit your business energy use (

Supporting documentation will need to include an itemised quote for the supply and installation of the solar photovoltaic system or energy battery storage system from a Solar Accreditation Australia Accredited designer and installer.

If your organisation is a tenant, you will need to provide written evidence of landlord approval of the proposed works (such as a letter) as part of the grant application.

Development approval may be required for activities that involve building work, a change in the use of land, cutting, damaging or felling of regulated and significant trees, excavating or filling land and land division.

Of the activities that could be funded by a Sustainability Grant, there are a few that may require development approval.

A Development Approval will be required for:

  1. Any solar photovoltaic (PV) system, hot water system, or rainwater tank on a State Heritage listed place.
  2. Any solar PV system, hot water system, or rainwater tank on a Local Heritage listed place and/or in a Historic Area Overlay of the Planning and Design Code where the system can be seen by a person standing at ground level on a public street.
  3. Installation of a solar PV system with a total weight exceeding 100kg on the roof of a building, unless all the below are met:
    1. The weight load does not exceed 100kg at any one point of attachment to the roof
    2. The panels (and associated components) are not overhanging any part of the roof
    3. The underside of the panels is no more than 100 mm above the surface of the roof at any one point.
  4. Any solar PV system installed by an installer not recognised by the Minister (i.e. not a Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) Accredited Designer and Installer of solar PV systems).
  5. Any water storage tank that is on the roof or at roof height.
  6. Installation of a rainwater tank (and other supporting structure) with:
    1. Total floor area exceeding 10 square meters
    2. Not located wholly above the ground
    3. With any part higher than four meters above the natural surface of the ground.

If you have further questions, please contact Council’s Development Services on 8406 8222.

If your grant application is successful and development approval is required, you must obtain approval prior to grant monies being provided.

It is important your solar and energy storage system installer has a valid Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) Accreditation. This is a regulatory requirement.

Check your installer has valid SAA Accreditation here:

Contact us

For any questions or queries about the Community Grants Program, contact City of Salisbury:

T: 8406 8340