What is the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee?
The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee is a program which gives recipients funding for community-based tree planting events.
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 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.
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.
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.
You must complete your project by 30 November 2023.
Your project must:
- be located in an eligible location (see section 5.4 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- be aimed at the program objectives and outcomes outlined at section 2 of the grant opportunity guidelines
- include at least one formal commemorative event in 2022 to mark the Jubilee commemorations
- include recognition that the plantings are part of the Queen’s Jubilee commemorations through signage or a plaque(s) (see section 11.8 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- be consistent with the project, and requested grant funding (not exceeding the grant amount), that your MP nominated
- include eligible activities and have a plan for how you will carry out the project
- be undertaken for a public purpose and not be directed towards making a profit as its primary objective
- not only propose purchase of goods or assets (such as materials, tools, infrastructure, or equipment)
- commit to providing the photographic evidence and the commemorative event information in section 11.2.1 and 11.2.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines
- seek at least a $2,500 grant (see section 3.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- represent value for money.
You can use this grant funding for the:
- costs of project related administration, planning, consultation, coordination, monitoring and reporting
- costs of suppliers, consultants, specialists/experts and contracted labour undertaking eligible project activities
- purchase of materials and products required to deliver eligible project activities (e.g., herbicides, seed, tubestock, mulch/compost, soil ameliorants, tree guards, weed matting, planting hardware, fencing materials, bollards, etc.)
- costs of obtaining required permissions, licences, permits, and/or planning, environmental, heritage or other regulatory approvals
- purchase, lease or hire of equipment and its operational cost where required to deliver eligible project activities (e.g., knapsacks/weed sprayers, buckets, spades, weeding tools)
- installation of equipment and infrastructure as part of eligible project activities (e.g., tree guards, signage/plaques, fencing)
- project related mapping, surveys, monitoring and analysis activities
- design and production of project and commemorative event communications (e.g., project/event promotion, website material, signage/plaques)
- venue/facility hire required to deliver eligible project activities
- commemorative event related costs, such as hire of microphone/public announcement equipment, marquee, security and toilets
- provision of light refreshments/morning tea/drinks/tea/coffee (excluding alcohol) to maintain hydration and support safe community participation at community events
- first aid and personal protective equipment required to deliver eligible project activities (e.g., gloves, masks, earmuffs, sunscreen, safety glasses)
- project related insurance costs required to deliver eligible project activities.
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
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
- Indigenous land councils
- religious organisations incorporated under legislation
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 (see section 4.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- a Western Australian Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC) or a legal entity applying on behalf of a LCDC (see section 4.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- a Committee of Management.
For the purpose of this program, the program also 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 on the eligibility criteria, please see section 4 of the grant opportunity guidelines.
Applications close 02 May 2022.