Community Environment Fund – funding rounds

The next round (Round 9) of the Community Environment Fund will open for applications on 21 August 2017. The application form and guidance are available on Funding and application process web page.

Key Dates for next funding round

Dates are indicative and subject to change. Any changes will be published here.

Round 9



Early July 2017

Application form available online

21 August 2017

Funding round open for applications

14 September 2017 (mid-day)

Funding round closes

October to November 2017

Assessment panel considers applications

December to January 2018

Minister makes final funding decisions and applicants are notified

February to July 2018

Successful applicants finalise project plans and sign deed of funding agreements

July 2018 (variable by project)

Projects begin

Update on round 8

The Community Environment Fund open contestable funding round 8 was open for applications from 18 April to 2 May 2016. We received 72 eligible applications. These were considered by an independent panel and recommendations made to the Minister. Successful applicants are in Stage 2 planning. Announcements regarding these will be made at the Minister’s discretion, and this webpage updated accordingly.

For further information see the Funding and application process web page.

Contact us

If you have questions about this funding round, or would like to be added to our email update list, please contact the Community Environment Fund team by: