Announcement of successful 20 Million Trees Round Two Grants Projects
The successful projects from the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme Competitive Grants Round Two 2015-2016 have now been announced. Grants totalling over $5 million have been approved for 64 projects across every Australian state and territory. This is helping Landcare and community groups, individuals and organisations to plant native trees and shrubs. 37 Green Army teams will help to deliver activities across 21 of these projects.
20 Million Trees projects funded by the Australian Government in this round will deliver up to 1.3 million native trees. These trees and other plants will contribute to re-establishing native vegetation, providing habitat to support our threatened species, and creating greener spaces to improve the liveability of our cities and towns.
More information, and the list of successful projects, is available at http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees/competitive-grants-round-two
The 20 Million Trees initiative is an important part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme which over the next four years will see more than $1 billion in managing our natural resources, enabling communities to take practical action to improve their local environment.
Green Army Round Four approved projects
On 17 December 2015 the Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt announced 397 new projects under Green Army Round Four. Of these projects, 37 Green Army teams will support the 20 Million Trees Programme.
Many of these new Green Army projects will undertake important revegetation, seed propagation, fencing, weeding, site monitoring and heritage conservation work. Projects will focus on protecting and conserving Australia’s National and World Heritage icons, including the Great Barrier Reef.
A full list of the approved Round Four projects is available at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy