Urban Forest Grants

Applications open: 9 October 2023

Applications closed: 15 March 2024

Total funding value: $25,000

Maximum application value: $10,000

Urban forest grants are available for community led initiatives that contribute to the implementation of the Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) and progress the actions from the UFS Implementation Action Plan.

The Urban Forest Grants enable community members, groups and organisation's to deliver their own project to contribute to the greening of the Town.  This is an opportunity to create a lasting legacy that will influence the Town for generations to come.

Individual grants are available up to a value of $10,000 with the total annual budget amount of $25,000 allocated for the grants.  Successful projects will need to be completed by the end of the coming planting season (June-September).

All applicants are advised to contact the Urban Forest Place Leader to discuss project prior to submitting an application (ufs@vicpark.wa.gov.au).

Grant applications will be assessed against the following criteria.

Project costs

Successful projects will represent good value for money in both their implementation and ongoing maintenance.

Community support

Projects should have community support and can directly involve members of the community.  Projects will have strong social outlcomes and communicte the value of the urban forest.

Place impact

The scale to which the project positively influences the experience of a place will be considered when determining the grant.

UFS targets

The project's contribution to the UFS overall objective for a 20% canopy coverage will be considered.

Environmental services

The ability for the project to provide environmental services will be considered, particularly for improvements in water management, soil health, biodiversity and ecology.

Health outcomes

Mental health, physical activity, air and water quality are positively affected by the urban forest.  Projects will be considered for the positive contribution they make to health outcomes.

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