Plant a tree for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | Blue Mountains Gazette
The queen’s longevity provides an unexpected opportunity for the Hawkesburys and Blue Mountains to plant trees.
Local groups and organizations are invited to apply for up to $20,000 in funding to organize commemorative events that will see the planting of locally appropriate trees to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Macquarie MP Susan Templeman said $100,000 in grants will be available across the electorate.
“It’s a great opportunity, but I know the $100,000 will quickly disappear. I’m allowed to select up to 10 projects with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 per project,” Ms. Templeman said.
“One issue is that the trees must be at least two meters tall when they mature, and there must be an official event with a commemorative sign or plaque.
“Each Federal MP has been tasked with identifying and naming suitable projects, so I call on groups and organizations to raise their hands to apply for funding.
“Eligible groups include non-profit organizations – such as Boy Scouts or Girl Guides – Landcare groups, government and non-government schools, P&Cs and other community groups, and local councils.
“I encourage those who may be interested in proposing a project to review the program guidelines at business.gov.au/ptqj.”
Interested groups and organizations should apply by March 10. Further information is available by contacting Ms Templeman’s office via email [email protected]