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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO5378

Planting Trees for The Queen's Jubilee

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Close Date & Time:
16-May-2022 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211006 - Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection
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Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


In 2022, community-based tree planting events will be held across Australia to mark the Jubilee (70 years of service) of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Planting Trees for The Queen's Jubilee (the program) will run over 3 years across 2021-22 to 2023-24. The program will provide up to $15.1 million of grant funding to eligible groups and organisations for community-based tree planting events.

The objective of the program is to mark the significant occasion of Her Majesty's Jubilee through community tree planting events across Australia. The program also intends to:

  • increase community awareness and celebration of Her Majesty's Jubilee
  • create a legacy of tree plantings across the nation
  • increase and/or enhance the area of tree canopy.

The program complements other initiatives occurring across the Commonwealth to mark The Queen's Jubilee, such as the tree planting initiative in the United Kingdom which is inviting people to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee".

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $100,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 10 projects will be funded in each electorate ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be invited to apply by your local MP
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

You must also be one of the following not-for-profit entities:

  • a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • a Queensland Parents and Citizens’ Association
  • a State/Territory Government school in the ACT, QLD, NT or VIC
  • a State department of education (or its State Minister) in NSW, SA, TAS or WA acting as a project sponsor for one of its State Government schools
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995- external site.

Incorporated not-for-profit organisations can include:

  • incorporated associations
  • a co-operative
  • an incorporated Australian Public or Private Company
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006- external site
  • Indigenous land councils
  • religious organisations incorporated under legislation
  • strata-title.

The following Australian State/Territory Government body or statutory authority (or the Commonwealth Minister(s) representing such a body or authority) may also apply:

  • a Regional Land Partnerships service provider applying on behalf of a community group
  • a Western Australian Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC) or a legal entity applying on behalf of a LCDC
  • a Committee of Management.

We consider the following organisations to be local governing bodies:

  • Anangu Pitjantjatjara, Maralinga, Gerard, Nepabunna and Yalata local governing bodies in SA
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council
  • Lord Howe Island Board
  • Norfolk Island Regional Council
  • The Outback Communities Authority
  • The Shire of Christmas Island
  • The Silverton and Tibooburra villages in NSW
  • The Trust Account in the NT
  • ACT Government.

For further information, see section 4 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $2,500.00 to $20,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

This grant opens 11 March 2022. To apply, go to

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