Local community groups, organisations and individuals are being encouraged to apply for funding under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program to start their own tree planting projects.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz urged local green thumbs to apply for funding through the 20 Million Trees Program which will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020.
“Up to $6 million is now available for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 for tree planting projects that will revive threatened bushland and support threatened species,” Mr Buchholz said.
“This is a great opportunity for the many people in our community who are committed to looking after our local environment and improving local our green spaces.”
“Green spaces connect communities to the environment and improve the livability of our local areas.”
Under previous 20 Million Trees funding rounds, Landcare groups and community projects across Australia planted three million trees. With 13.4 million trees already contracted for planting, today’s announcement will ensure that the Coalition Government’s 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.
“I encourage locals to apply for projects that will provide valuable benefits to the environment and for our local community,” Mr Buchholz said.
More information is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees.