Eligible groups and organisations in the Parkes electorate are being invited to put forward their project ideas for a NSW Nationals in the federal government grant to plant trees in honour of the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.
Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the government to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee year.
“Over the last 70 years, The Queen has visited Australia on 16 occasions, and on many of these visits has planted trees at community events and ceremonies – leaving a long-lasting reminder of the special occasion for the people in those communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“In fact, The Queen is said to have planted 1500 trees throughout Her reign.
“This program is a wonderful opportunity for community groups in the Parkes electorate to play a part in the Jubilee celebrations, while also benefitting the local environment.”
Grants from $2,500 to $20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations. A total of $100,000 is available for up to 10 projects in the Parkes electorate.
Projects that are suitable must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally appropriate tree species, and the installation of commemorative signage or plaques.
Mr Coulton will play a key role in identifying the projects to be supported in his electorate, with the assistance of a committee that represents the local community.
Organisations shortlisted by the committee will then be invited to complete a formal online application, which must be submitted by March 25, 2022.
Guidelines and additional information is available at: https://business.gov.au/ptqj