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Grants for gardeners

Last updated: 13/08/2018 9:29 PM
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Male youth and woman picking a cabbage in a community garden

​Community gardens offer people of all ages and backgrounds a place to come together to socialise, be active and share the enjoyable experience of growing edible produce.

Participants also benefit from developing new skills and forming stronger community connections.

The Department of Communities provides grants of up to $10,000 to support Western Australian community gardens projects and the latest round of grants have now opened.

Successful grant applications support the establishment and development of community gardens that encourage community participation, connecting with the environment, opportunities for people to develop skills and give back to their community.

Previous successful applicants have included Kwinana Community Share's Food Forest project which was funded to create a fruit forest of Indigenous trees and Indigenous and introduced food plants.

The Gnarojin Community Garden Dual-use Pathway Project was funded to provide better access for people living with disability.

Organisations can request up to $10,000 per project for a range of support, from garden planning and design to equipment and training and more.

Visit Communities' grants open page to find out more or email grants@communities.wa.gov.au.

Applications close at 4:00pm on Thursday 4 October 2018.