New small grants program offers up to $20,000
Today, 20 August 2020, Responsible Wood launched its new Small Grants Program aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia.
The program provides access to local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests, supporting community groups in developing positive projects in their local area.
Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests.
Community groups will need to apply before 15 November 2020 and, if successful, complete their projects by the end of May 2021. The funding available per project is between $2,000 and $20,000.
Applications will be assessed by an independent panel of judges with an announcement by the end of November. Experienced forester and external relations manager Megan Graham will administer the successful grants.
“The Responsible Wood Small Grants Program is a good opportunity for community groups to obtain support to undertake small-scale projects,” said Megan.
“We are excited to see what ideas will be proposed, which could include an application from a Men’s Shed to build a picnic area or from a bush walking or bike club to build or restore walking or bike tracks. Local Landcare groups could also apply for a grant to improve forest connectivity,” she said.
Applications will only be accepted from local community groups, not-for-profit organisations, registered charities or schools or education institutions.