Eligible groups and organisations in Cairns and Far North Queensland are invited to apply for an Australian Government grant to plant trees in honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her seven decades of service to Australia and the Commonwealth.
The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the Australian Government to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee year.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed the opportunity for local community groups to play a part in the celebrations.
“Grants from $2500 to $20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations with each federal electorate eligible to receive up to $100,000 for up to 10 projects,” Mr Entsch said.
“Projects that are suitable must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally‑appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.”
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.
The Queen is said to have planted more than 1500 trees throughout Her reign.
It is important to note the process for interested applicants.
Firstly, an Expression of Interest (EOI) form must be completed and returned to Mr Entsch’s office before Monday, 4 April 2022.
To request a copy of the EOI form and program guidelines, applicants should contact Mr Entsch’s office on 07 4051 2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The shortlisted projects will then be invited by the Department to complete a formal online application.
For further information please visit: www.business.gov.au/ptqj