Five community groups have been awarded grants
On 8th of December 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2021/22 Community Grants Program.
Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests.
The 2021/22 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests, by contributing to projects that have been designed by the community in their local area.
Following the success of the 2020/21 program, applicants were received by community groups connected to Responsible Wood-certified forests across Australia.
In announcing the successful recipients, Community Grants Project Manager Megan Graham reflected on the quality of applications.
“In total we received 18 applications with every state represented. This represents a 50% increase both in total and value of applicants from last year.”
“We are really pleased by the number, quality, and creativity of applications from across Australia.”
Applications were assessed by an expert panel including Dr Hans Drielsma, Chair of Responsible Wood, David Rowlinson, ‘Make It Wood’ Campaign Manager for Planet Ark and Lou Coutts, External Relations Manager for HVP Plantations.
We are proud to announce that the successful projects supported by Responsible Wood include; the installation of nesting boxes in New South Wales schools, the restoration of a heritage hut located on a scenic hiking trail, a forest career pathway program in Gippsland, Victoria, mountain biking in the Adelaide Hills and a farm forestry and wetland rehabilitation project in Denmark, Western Australia.
- Community Group: Planting Seeds, Project: Installation of nesting boxes in New South Wales primary schools as part of the B&B Highway – Bed & Breakfasts for Birds, Bees and Biodiversity program, Region: Cumberland, New South Wales
- Community Group: Friends of the Heysen Trail, Project: The restoration of the popular Rossiter’s Hut, a 19th century shepherd’s hut located along the 1,200 km hiking Heysen Trail, Region: Pewsey Vale, South Australia
- Community Gippsland Forestry Hub:
Installation of nesting boxes in New South Wales primary schools as part of the B&B Highway – Bed & Breakfasts for Birds, Bees and Biodiversity program.
Cumberland, New South Wales
Friends of the Heysen Trail
Friends of the Heysen Trail The restoration of the popular Rossiter’s Hut, a 19th century shepherd’s hut located along the 1,200 km hiking Heysen Trail.
Pewsey Vale, South Australia
Gippsland Forestry Hub
A forestry career pathway program, working with the local education sector and employment agencies to train, up-skill and promote opportunities for employment.
Human Projectile MTB Club Inc
Installation of bespoke timber furniture in the popular Fox Creek Bike Park located in the Adelaide Hills.
Adelaide Hills, Adelaide
Improvements to the farm forestry and wetland site at Denmark.
Denmark, Western Australia
Responsible Wood will feature all successful projects in the coming months and we intend to run the program again next year, with the application period opening on 1 Sept 2022 and closing on 31st Oct 2022.
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