The Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme Grant Round One, which is part of the National Landcare Program, is now open.
Project funding: applications are being sought for grant funding between $20,000 and $100,000.
Project timeframe: projects need to be from between 1 and 3 years, and all projects must commence in 2014-15. See page 2 of the grant guidelines for details on project timeframes.
Who can apply: a wide range of groups, organisations and individuals in the community are encouraged to apply. This may include community groups, schools, landholders and other land managers. See page 6 of the grant guidelines for details on applicant eligibility.
Project locations: can be on both public and private land in urban, peri-urban and regional areas.
Project objectives: projects that enhance local biodiversity by improving the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation. Projects must involve the establishment of trees that will grow to more than 2 metres in height (when mature), as well as other species including understorey, which will result in a locally appropriate and biodiverse vegetation structure to deliver environmental conservation benefits.
Eligible project activities:
- planting seedlings;
- direct seeding;
and the following activities are eligible where they directly support eligible revegetation activities
- plant propagation;
- weed control;
- project site preparation;
- project site maintenance.
Application form, guidelines & FAQs: go to http://www.nrm.gov.au/
Applications close: 2pm Thursday 30 October 2014
More information: phone 1800 552 008 or email: 20milliontrees@