Increasing Resilience to Climate Change

This partnership program between LGNSW and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) 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 $2.8m of funding over 3 rounds. A total of $605,000 is available for Round 3.

Grants between $30,000 and $120,000 are available to individual councils and groups of councils. Collaboration with one or more councils, regional organisations, private sector or government agencies, community groups and other organisations is encouraged.

Applications for Round 3 will open in July 2020 and close in September 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: The LGNSW Weekly of 3 July incorrectly advised that applications would open on 6 July. The application opening date has not yet been determined. Please check back for updated information soon.

To download copies of the guidelines for applicants to the Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Grants Program (Round 3) see the links on this page. These guidelines include instructions for completing the online application form. 



Round 1 grants

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

Successful Round 1 applications (PDF, 123KB)

Successful applicants can access reporting templates here.

Round 2 grants

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

Successful Round 2 applications (PDF, 372KB) 

Successful applicants can access reporting templates here.