20 June 2017

Turnbull Government grants open for community tree planting projects

The Turnbull Government invites 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. 

“The Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020,” the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, said. 

“Up to $6 million is now available for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 for tree planting projects that will put back threatened bushland and support threatened species” Mr Frydenberg said. 

Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson believes it’s a great opportunity for the many people in Corangamite who are committed to looking after our local environment and improving our green spaces. 

“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,” Ms Henderson said. 

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. 

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

The 20 Million Trees initiative is an important part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. 

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

20 June 2017