Queen's Jubilee Planting Program – Expression of Interest open now

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 

Key aspects of the program:

The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee grant funds community-based tree planting events that will be held across Australia to mark the Jubilee (70 years of service) of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2022.

Grants are available to community organisations for funding between $2,500 and $20,000 GST exclusive. Read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines at business.gov.au to find out if your project is eligible and to understand what the Australian Government require of you if you are successful.

What is the process?

Step 1.  Complete the EOI form by clicking the link at the top of this page. Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 5pm, Monday, 28 March 2022.

Step 2.  If your organisation is nominated for funding, you will be notified by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources on behalf of my electorate office and be invited to formally apply to the program.

Step 3.  You will be required to register in the department’s grants portal and complete an online application form. Being invited to apply does not guarantee your application will be successful. All applications will be assessed by the department for eligibility and completeness.

Step 4.  If your grant application is approved you will be notified by my electorate office and/or the department and will be issued a grant agreement by the department. A sample agreement is available at business.gov.au.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for funding your organisation must

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be invited to apply by your MP (this occurs after the EOI submission stage)

And be one of the following not-for-profit incorporated entities:

  • a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in Australia. For example:
    • 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
    • strata-title
  • an incorporated Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • a Queensland Parents and Citizens’ Association (where the body is prevented from incorporation by its governing legislation but still considered a legal entity)
  • 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 (see section 4.2 and the Program Fact Sheet available on business.gov.au)
  • an Australian State/Territory Government body or statutory authority (or the Commonwealth Minister(s) representing such a body or authority) that is:
    • a Regional Land Partnerships service provider applying on behalf of a community group (see section 4.2)
    • a Western Australian Land Conservation District Committee (LCDC) or a legal entity applying on behalf of a LCDC (see section 4.2)
    • a Committee of Management.
  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 or one of the following considered 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, and
    • ACT Government.

What type of projects may be funded?

Community-based tree planting events held across Australia to mark the Jubilee (70 years of service) of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2022.

Your project must involve:

  • At least one formal commemorative event in 2022
  • Durable signage or a plaque(s) identifying the plantings are part of The Queen’s Jubilee commemorations
  • Planting regionally-appropriate tree species that when mature, have a height of 2 metres or more

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • increase community awareness and celebration of Her Majesty’s Jubilee.
  • create a legacy of tree plantings across the nation for Australians to enjoy that also serve to honour the memory of The Queen and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.
  • increase and/or enhance the area of tree canopy.

The eligibility criteria for entities and projects is outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines at business.gov.au. Read the guidelines and the supporting documents relating to funding recognition and event protocols before submitting this EOI.

If you wish to submit an EOI to my electorate office, please click the link at the top of this form.

If you have any questions, please send me an email Alex.Hawke.MP@aph.gov.au or call my office on (02) 9899 7211.