Australian Greens Unveil 2024 Community Garden Grants, Urge Local Climate Action

Australian Greens

Today the ACT Government has launched another round of the successful Community Garden Grants program, so that local communities can take climate action into their own hands.

Minister for the Environment, Parks and Land Management Rebecca Vassarotti said people who grow their own food are happier, healthier, and more knowledgeable about issues like food waste and the climate impacts of food production.

"Community gardens are a fantastic way to get involved in the community, and take meaningful climate action at a local level," said Minister Vassarotti.

"They help reduce flood risk and make our city cooler. This makes our patch of the world much more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

"Even better, food production in community gardens, and our own gardens at home, can contribute massively to protecting our community from the rising costs in supermarkets.

"Funding of $100,000 is available across two streams to support eligible groups to build new or upgrade existing community gardens in the ACT.

"Funding of $40,000 is available through stream one to improve and expand existing gardens or build small low impact gardens, and funding of $60,000 is available through stream two to establish large-scale food production community gardens or for significant infrastructure to increase food production in existing gardens.

Applications for Community Garden Grants Round 10 are now open and close on 11 July 2024

Apply through the Everyday Climate Choices website.

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