Apply now for community tree planting projects

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Applications are open now for community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 are available for tree planting projects that will put back threatened bushland and support threatened species.

“This is a great opportunity for the many people in our community who are committed to looking after our local environment and improving our green spaces,” he said.

“Green spaces connect communities to the environment and improve the liveability of our towns and cities. I encourage interested parties to apply for projects that will provide valuable benefits to the environment and for our local community.”

Under previous 20 Million Trees funding rounds, Landcare groups and community projects across Australia have planted three million trees.

With 13.4 million trees already contracted for planting, today’s announcement will ensure that the 20 million trees election commitment target is met by 2020.

The 20 Million Trees Grant Guidelines: Round Three are also now available and applications close on 15 August 2017.

More information is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees.