Responsible Wood Announces Successful 2022/23 Community Grants Program Recipients, Supporting Local Forest Communities
In August 2020, Responsible Wood launched its Community Grants Program to support local communities connecting to Responsible Wood certified forests throughout Australia.
Now in its third year, the program is gaining momentum and is fostering strong forest owner and community relationships through the creation and completion of local forest-based projects with positive outcomes for both the community and the forests. The program provides a great opportunity for a wide range of communities to submit grant applications for creative ideas about accessing and enjoying forests.
This photo shows a wooden nesting box built by PlantingSeeds and funded through the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program 2021/22.
Responsible Wood received a fantastic response to this year’s program, with 17 innovative and compelling applications received, with a combined project value of over $165,000. A panel of judges awarded grants to six of the applicants, totaling $40,000.
The funds awarded to this year’s recipients will be used towards a variety of forest-based projects, including the construction and upgrades of innovative and interpretive forestry signage, timber furniture, picnic facilities, and a bike repair station.
2022/23 Successful Grant Recipients:
- Upper Murray Landcare, Victoria
- Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association, South Australia
- Hunter Mountain Bike Association, New South Wales
- Old Beechy Rail Trail Friends, Victoria
- Tasmanian Arboriculture Organisation, Tasmania
- Traralgon Men’s Shed, Victoria
Thanks to all applicants and congratulations to those who were successful in 2022/23.
Like to know more?
Stay tuned to Responsible Wood’s website and social media channels for the launch later this year of the 2023/24 Community Grants Program as well as to keep up-to-date on the completion of the grant projects throughout the year.
At Responsible Wood, we believe in the importance of connecting communities to their local forests, which is one of the core pillars of forest sustainability underpinning our standards.
More about applying for our Community Grants Program – click here.