Private: Programs

Wettenhall Environmental Trust – Small Environmental Grant Scheme

Since 2008, the Trust has partnered with the Wettenhall Environmental Trust to distribute environmental grants to small Victorian communities.

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation is an environmental organisation supporting projects that enhance or maintain the vitality and diversity of Australia’s natural living environment. Through this partnership, we are able to utilise the knowledge, expertise and networks of the Wettenhall Environmental Trust to receive and research applications, therefore increasing the capacity and reach of the Trust’s existing environmental grants programs.

A partnership between Wettenhall and the R E Ross Trust ensures there is a focus within the program on flora and fauna conservation in Victoria. 2017-18 was the 10th year of the partnership, seeing Wettenhall Environment Trust receive, research and approve small grants of under $10,000.

Wherever possible, the Trust chooses projects that are innovative, serve as models for future projects, demonstrate collaboration with other groups (particularly community groups), disseminate project outcomes broadly and result in long-term improvement of the natural environment.