Sustainable Homes
Community Forum Leaders

Community Groups

The Sustainable Homes & Communities Program works with community groups in Darebin and Banyule Council areas. Find out how the program can support your community group.

How we work with community groups?

We can work together to deliver sustainable living and environmentally themed workshops. In this case, the workshops are co-branded and co-funded by the program and participating community group.

We can offer advice and resources related to household energy efficiency, saving water at home, sustainable food and gardening, sustainable transport, and avoiding waste (including food waste). These resources may assist community groups in providing information and/or workshops to their members.

Funding for Community Groups

Darebin and Banyule Council both have an annual community grants program where you can apply for funds for your environmental project.

For more information about the Darebin Community Support Grants visit

To find out about the Banyule Environmental Sustainability Grants go to

We cannot offer

  • Plots of land
  • Financial aid for building projects
  • High cost items - for example, solar PV panels
  • Staff support
  • Grant application writing service

Groups we have worked with

Since the Program has relaunched in 2011, we have been working with many community groups or organisations in various capacities. Including:

- Jika Jika Community House
- North Eastern Chinese Community
- Somali Womens Group (West Heidelberg)
- Arabic Baptist Church (Preston)
- Green Renters
- The Sharehood (now Streetbank)
- Transition Darebin
- Transition 3081
- Transition Banyule
- Montmorency Community Group
- Environment Victoria
- Planet Savers

And the list goes on and on...

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