Final funding tranche for 20 Million Trees program announced
December 12, 2017
The Federal Government has announced $18 million in funding under the third and final round of the 20 Million Trees Program for 64 new revegetation projects. Round Three will deliver 1,220,851 million native trees towards the 20 million trees target.
More than $14 million has been allocated to 12 large scale tree-planting and revegetation projects that will be delivered by C02 Australia, Greening Australia and Landcare. Fifty-two grant projects, worth over $4 million, have been awarded to various community groups, volunteers, environmental organisations and local governments across Australia.
The 20 Million Trees Program is part of the national stream of the National Landcare Program, and has four strategic objectives:
20 million trees – 20 million trees and associated understorey planted by 2020;
Environmental conservation – support local environmental outcomes by improving the extent, connectivity and condition of native vegetation that supports native species;
Community engagement – work cooperatively with the community;
Carbon reduction – contribute to Australia reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
Projects were sought that demonstrated a direct benefit to a threatened species or a threatened ecological community listed under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (Cth).
Applications were accepted from eligible individuals, landholders, community groups, non-government organisations and state, territory and local government agencies.