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Small grants from Responsible Wood announced

Responsible Wood has announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. The successful projects include the construction of a 21st century wood hut, mountain biking in South Australia and Tumbarumba, cultural burning and education projects in South Australia and Queensland, and Birdlife Australia surveys. Source: Timberbiz

The grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests.

The 2020 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests, by contributing to projects that have been designed by the community in their local area.

In announcing the successful recipients, Small Grants Coordinator Megan Graham reflected on the quality of applications.

“This being the first year that we have run the grant, we have overwhelmed by the number, quality, and creativity of applications from across Australia,” she said.

Applications were assessed by an expert panel including Dr Hans Drielsma, Chair of Responsible Wood, David Rowlinson, ‘Make It Wood’ Campaign Manager for Planet Ark and Lou Cotts, External Relations Manager for HVP Plantations.

Successful Grant Recipients:

  • Ballarat Region Treegrowers – 21st century drop slab hut project (Ballarat, Victoria),
  • Gravity Enduro SA – Intermediate mountain bike tail at Bennetts forest reserve (Athelstone, South Australia)
  • Birdlife Australia – Field days for bird count survey (Kangaroo Island, South Australia)
  • Nature Glenelg Trust – Connecting to Country through Boandik Cultural and Biodiversity Education in the Limestone Coast project(Mt Burr swamp, South Australia)
  • Butchulla Indigenous Industries Group – Mabi Project – Cultural burning and coastal rejuvenation (Poona, Queensland)
  • Cycle Tumbarumba – Trailhead facilities for Mason’s Hill Mountain Bike Trailhead (Tumbarumba, New South Wales).