Nominations are now open to community groups across Eden-Monaro for tree-planting funds as part of the commemorative recognition of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee.
This national program aims to mark the significant occasion of the Queen’s Jubilee through community tree planting events and improve the nation’s environment by increasing the tree canopy.
Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 are available for tree planting projects. Funding is available for up to 100 per cent of your project costs.
What you need to know:
Purpose: The intended outcomes of the program are to:
- Increase community awareness and provide an opportunity to celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee
- Create a legacy of tree plantings across the nation for Australians to enjoy that also honours the memory of The Queen and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth
- Increase and/or enhance the area of the tree canopy.
Eligibility: The range of eligible entities is broad and includes (but is not limited to):
- incorporated not-for-profit community and environmental groups
- schools and P&Cs, and
- local government.
Check Section 4 of the guidelines to determine your entity’s eligibility. Joint applications are encouraged, which will require a lead organisation to be appointed and letters of support provided from each of the project partners (please see 6.2 in the guidelines and/or contact the Queanbeyan office on 02 6284 2442 for more details).
Grant amounts ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 are available for projects that meet the following requirements:
- Plant regionally appropriate trees with an eventual mature height of two metres or more in a long-term position
- Conduct a formal commemorative event in association with the plantings
- Include recognition that the plantings are commemorating the Queen’s Jubilee through a plaque/signage
- Meet the tree planting requirements including species, establishment, and support of plantings
- Full eligibility requirements and expenditure guidelines are covered in Section 5 of the guidelines.
Projects will need to be completed by November 2023, with a formal commemorative event to be held before the end of 2022.
How to Apply: Read the grant opportunity guidelines, and make sure that your organisation and project are eligible, then complete the expression of interest form by Sunday, 27 March 2022.
If your EOI is approved you will be invited to complete a detailed formal application through an online portal which will be processed by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
More information on the guidelines can be found HERE
Expression of Interest Form can be found HERE
Amount: Up to $20,000
EOI Open Date: 7 March 2022 5pm
EOI Close Date: 27 March 2022 5pm
More information about the program can be found HERE.
You can also contact my office via [email protected] or phone my Queanbeyan office on