Grants available for local tree planting projects


Community groups and individuals keen to start their own tree planting projects in the North are being encouraged to apply for a grant under Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program.

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program will see 20 million trees planted across the country by 2020.

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

“We’ve no shortage of suitable spaces in communities across the North that could be enhanced by a local tree planting project,” Senator Macdonald said.

“This is a great opportunity for all those who are committed to looking after our local environment and improving our green spaces.”

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

Applications for Round Three of the program close on 15 August, 2017. More information, including guidelines is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees.

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

 

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