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

    Communities that dig gardening encouraged to apply for grants

    18/08/2021 10:15 AM
    • Applications are now open for the 2021-22 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 Wednesday, October 13 

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


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


    Grants provided through this program support the establishment and development of sustainable and edible community gardens in Western Australian, enabling community members to:

    • participate more actively in community life;
    • 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, develop new skills and share in the physical, social and mutual benefits of growing edible produce.


    Applications for the 2021-22 Community Gardens Grants Program, led by the Department of Communities, close at 4pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.


    For more information on the grants program and its eligibility and assessment criteria, visit the grants page on the Communities website.


    Comments attributed to Community Services Minister Simone McGurk:


    "Community gardening provides a fantastic opportunity for communities to engage collaboratively for a common purpose.


    "The grants are available for projects across Western Australia and can be used to fund a range of costs related to planning, design and implementation of community garden projects.


    "The projects funded in previous years have been incredibly diverse, with a sensory garden, workshops that combine horticultural pursuits with mental wellbeing activities and the completion of a new garden with fruit trees, native plants, reticulation and seating among the 13 successful projects in the 2020-21 grant round.


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


    Minister's office - 6552 6600