Carbon Neutral Catalyst Grants

About the grant

Carbon Neutral Catalyst Grants aim to support action and business engagement on climate change amongst local community and businesses.

The City of Adelaide is offering eligible applicants grants of up to $5,000 to contribute to our shared vision of making Adelaide one of the world's first carbon neutral cities.

Grants are available to initiatives that:

  • increase the capacity of multiple parties to deliver rapid greenhouse gas reductions
  • deliver mutual benefit to the city through projects, activities or events
  • foster new application, innovation or add knowledge
  • reflect the aims of Council’s Carbon Neutral Strategy 2015 – 2025.

Priority areas

Carbon Neutral Catalyst Grants are funded across five priority areas.

Green business prosperity - Create and foster opportunities for partnerships and businesses to grow and prosper from the low-carbon economy.

Early adoption - Create a supportive environment for early adoption of great ideas and technologies that enable greenhouse gas emission reduction.

Knowledge sharing - Facilitate knowledge sharing and network development to enhance community awareness and adoption of opportunities and outcomes for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Adelaide.

Celebrate excellence - Recognise excellence and celebrate all areas of community leadership towards a carbon neutral Adelaide.

New opportunities - Identify and promote new business and investment opportunities arising from the city advancing its carbon neutral reputation.

Who can apply

To be eligible applicants must be a Carbon Neutral Adelaide partner or in collaboration with a Carbon Neutral Adelaide partner.

Becoming a Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner is free, and open to organisations with a strong commitment to the city’s shared visions.

Applicants can be:

  • Commercial organisations or social enterprises wanting to deliver activities outside their usual core business
  • Not-for-profit organisations and groups including:
    • Incorporated associations and companies limited by guarantee
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2006)
    • Unincorporated groups supported by an incorporated association that will take legal and financial responsibility for the administration of funds.
  • Strata corporations or community corporations formed according to the Strata Titles Act 1988 or Community Titles Act 1996.

How to apply

Before submitting an application we encourage you to speak with the City of Adelaide Low Carbon and Circular Economy Partnerships and Engagement Advisor to develop your proposal. Contact us on 8203 7203 to start developing your proposal.

You can preview the application form and apply on our SmartyGrants portal. Applications can be saved at any time until they are submitted.

Grant applications close 31 May 2024.


    Guidelines and terms and conditions

    To make sure you are eligible and find out more about the grants, please read the Carbon Neutral Catalyst Grants guidelines and terms and conditions before applying.

    Need more information?

    For more information about Carbon Neutral Catalyst Grants please contact the City of Adelaide Low Carbon and Circular Economy Partnerships and Engagement Advisor: