Hon Sabine Winton BA BPS MLA

Hon Sabine Winton BA BPS MLA

Minister for Early Childhood Education; Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    Community Gardens Grants Program in full bloom

    19/05/2023 11:00 AM
    •  Applications now open for the 2023 Community Gardens Grants Program
    • Grants of up to $10,000 available for community garden projects
    • Grant applications close on Friday, 14 July 2023

    Garden lovers across community organisations and local government authorities are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000 as part of the McGowan Government's Community Garden Grants Program.


    Grants provided through the program support the establishment and development of sustainable and edible community gardens in Western Australia.


    Importantly, the gardens supported by the program also provide an opportunity for people to actively participate in the community, build relationships between neighbours and community members, and connect with nature and the environment.


    Community organisations and local government authorities are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 per project, which can be used on a wide range of garden-related items and services; from plants, seedlings, and fertiliser  to planning, design, and training services.


    Successful applicants will demonstrate that their project encourages participation of the wider community and is a feasible and sustainable project.


    Applications for the Community Garden Grants Program close at 2:30pm on Friday, 14 July 2023.


    Projects funded in the most recent round include:

    • $6,630 for the Shire of Mundaring for raised garden beds, a water tank, tool shed, gardening tools, consumable garden items, signage and an educational workshop for the Wooroloo Connect Garden for the Community;
    • $9,500 for the Beverley Community Resource Centre to hold four garden related workshops with guest speakers and garden consumables;
    • $4,707 for the Baldivis Community Garden Inc to design and build an accessible shade-house and install irrigation;
    • $9,977 for the Lakelands Community Garden Inc to purchase raised garden beds, shade tunnels, wheelchair gardening tables, soils and mulches; and
    • $9,989 for the Wongan Hills Community Garden Inc to further develop an existing community garden with raised garden beds, picnic and bench seating, lighting and resurfacing and levelling of pathways to improve accessibility.

    For more information on the grants program and its eligibility and assessment criteria, visit WA.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Community Services Minister Sabine Winton:


    "Getting outdoors, connecting with nature, and participating in the community is a great mood booster and good for our wellbeing.


    "Community gardens provide a great opportunity for community members to work together to utilise communal space, while connecting with others, developing new skills and appreciating the outdoors. 


    "I encourage any community organisation or local government with a green thumb or love of the outdoors to apply and start thinking about how they can spruce up their community space."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100