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Lord Mayor Charitable Foundation – Climate Resilient grants 2023

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation’s 2023 Climate Resilient Neighbourhoods Challenge supports communities and community organisations across Greater Melbourne to bring the possibilities of climate resilience to life.

Projects funded through this Challenge will nurture the capabilities, social capital, and community infrastructure of communities whose climate resilience is currently undermined by health inequities.

They will show how peoples’ lives are demonstrably improved when climate change adaptation and emissions reduction efforts are combined through a regenerative social justice lens.

Projects could enable community organisations to continue, re-energise, or catalyse partnerships, including those with government, researchers, or other not-for-profits. They could be on a single site, a street, a network of sites, or beyond. As there is no single way to enable climate resilience, the Challenge encourages fresh and innovative ideas, as well as those that build upon existing related efforts.

Grant types

A total funding pool of $300,000 is available for successful projects and initiatives, with a maximum of $100,000 for any project. The exact number of grants provided will depend on the total number and scale of the applications received.


The Climate Resilient Neighbourhoods Chalenge is open to eligible organisations that are:

  • endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997; and
  • Australian charities registered and operating in Victoria, particularly Greater Melbourne

How to apply

Please read the 2023 Climate Resilient Neighbourhoods Challenge Guidelines before submitting an enquiry.

Enquiries must be submitted via the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation Grant Enquiry Form by Thursday 13 April 2023 to be considered.



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