Northern Territory community groups, organisations and individuals are invited to start their own tree-planting projects by applying for grants under round three of the Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme.
Up to $6 million is now available for grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 for tree-planting projects that will restore threatened bushland and support threatened species.
“This is a great opportunity for the many people in our community who are committed to looking after our local environment and improving our green spaces,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
“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.”
The Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020.
As a result of previous funding rounds, Landcare groups and community projects across Australia have planted three million trees. With 13.4 million trees already contracted for planting, this further investment will ensure the 20 million trees election commitment target is met.
Funding applications under round three of the programme close on 15 August 2017.
Further information is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees.