Six community groups have been awarded grants

On 21 January 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small 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 2020 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.

In announcing the successful recipients, Small Grants Coordinator Megan Graham reflected on the quality of applications.

“This being the first year that we have run the grant, we have overwhelmed 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 Cotts, External Relations Manager for HVP Plantations.

We are proud to announce that the successful projects supported by Responsible Wood include; building a 21st century wood hut, mountain biking in South Australia and Tumbarumba, cultural burning and education projects in South Australia and Queensland and Birdlife Australia surveys.

Successful Grant Recipients Details

Community GroupProjectRegion
Ballarat Region Treegrowers21st century drop slab hut projectBallarat, Victoria
Gravity Enduro SAIntermediate mountain bike (MTB) tail at Bennetts forest reserveAthelstone, South Australia
Birdlife AustraliaField days for bird count surveyKangaroo Island, South Australia
Nature Glenelg TrustConnecting to Country through Boandik Cultural and Biodiversity Education in the Limestone Coast projectMt Burr swamp, South Australia
Butchulla Indigenous Industries GroupMabi Project – Cultural burning and coastal rejuvenationPoona, Queensland
Cycle TumbarumbaTrailhead facilities for Mason’s Hill Mountain Bike TrailheadTumbarumba, New South Wales

Responsible Wood will feature all successful projects in the coming months.

For media inquiries, please contact: Jason Ross, Marketing and Communications Officer, Responsible Wood, tel: +61 7 3359 1758, jross@responsiblewood.org.au