Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    Thyme to apply for Community Gardens Grants Program

    14/10/2020 10:00 AM
     
    • Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Community Gardens Grants Program
    • Grants of up to $10,000 available for community garden projects led by Western Australian community organisations and local governments
    • Grant applications close on December 3, 2020 

    Green thumb community organisations and local governments are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000 through the State Government's Community Gardens Grants Program.

     

    Community gardening provides an opportunity for Western Australians to come together and develop a greater understanding between neighbours and community members.

     

    The Community Gardens Grants Program, facilitated by the Department of Communities, supports the establishment and further development of community gardens throughout Western Australia.

     

    Community Services Minister Simone McGurk said the funding provided through the Community Gardens Grants Program would encourage people to actively participate in community life, and support the development of sustainable and edible community gardens across WA.

     

    The grants also enable community members to:

    • connect with the environment and others in the community;
    • develop and implement skills; and
    • give back to the community. 

    Getting involved in local community garden projects can help people to improve community connections and share in the physical and social benefits of growing edible produce.

     

    The grants also enable community members to develop new skills, and use their skills to give back to the local community.

     

    Applications for the 2020-21 Community Gardens Grants Program close at 4pm on December 3, 2020.

     

    For further details on eligibility and assessment criteria for the program, visit the grants page on the Department of Communities' website.

     

    Comments attributed to Community Services Minister Simone McGurk:

     

    "Community gardening is a unique experience that brings community members together to engage collaboratively for a common purpose.

     

    "Communities thrive when activities are shared, and projects funded through the Community Gardens Grants Program are a great way for people to give back to their local community.

     

    "The grants are available across Western Australia and can be used to fund the planning, design and implementation of community garden projects.

     

    "Applicants are encouraged to consider how their project supports the State Government's COVID-19 recovery efforts."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6600