Responsible Wood Small Grants Coordinator Megan Graham has been encouraged by the response of community groups connected to Responsible Wood certified forests. Launched in August 2020 the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program is aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. Source: Timberbiz
According to Ms Graham, an experienced forester and external relations manager, community groups will need to apply before 15 November 2020 with applications assessed by an independent panel of judges thereafter.
“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,” Ms Graham said.
Following the application process an announcement of successful applicants is expected to be made in late November 2020 with projects to be completed by the end of May 2021.
Applications will only be accepted from local community groups, not-for-profit organisations, registered charities or schools or education institutions.
For more information, including a copy of the application form, please visit the Responsible Wood Small Grants webpage at https://www.responsiblewood.org.au/community-grants-program/ and direct all enquiries to [email protected]