Eligible groups and organisations in Grey have a great opportunity to nominate potential projects for an Australian Government grant to plant trees to commemorate the Queen’s 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.
During this time, the Queen has visited Australia on 16 occasions, and on many of these visits has planted trees at community events and ceremonies leaving a long-lasting reminder of the special occasion for the people in those communities and she is said to have planted 1500 trees throughout her reign.
The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the Australian Government to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee year.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the opportunity for local community groups to play a part in the celebrations.
“We have some great environmental groups in Grey, including councils, Landcare and community groups,” he said.
“Project proposals need to come through my office and as soon as someone contacts us, we will be able to supply an expression of interest form.
“While the website lists a closure date in April, I strongly suggest people follow up with my office promptly as the ability to process applications will cease once the election has been called.
“There are real environmental benefits in planting trees, such as regulating water cycles, halting soil erosion, restoring wildlife habitat and sequestering CO2.”
Grants from $2,500 to $20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations with each federal electorate eligible to receive up to $100,000 for up to 10 projects.
Projects that are successful must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally‑appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.
The program opens on March 11 and applicants are encouraged to get their nominations in promptly.
For more information and for how to get involved visit: https://business.gov.au/ptqj
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 02 6277 4967 Feb 9 2022