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Greening our City Grants

2022

The Greening our City 2022 grant round is now closed.

The round included:

  • Up to $10 million is available through a competitive grant process
  • Minimum grant funding amount of $50,000 (ex-GST) per application
  • No requirement for matched funding from councils
  • Matched funding (cash and/or in-kind) encouraged to improve value for money
  • Funding can include green cover as part of tree planting projects
  • Two years to complete project.

The Greening Our City grant program is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW.

VIEW THE GRANT GUIDELINES

See the Department of Planning and Environment for more information. 


2021

Following previous funding rounds, the 2021 Greening our City grant program supported 23 Greater Sydney councils to enhance urban tree canopy and green cover.

The 2021 program funded an additional 28 tree planting projects, with a total value of over $9.9 million.

Examples of projects funded in the 2021 grant program:

  • Street tree planting (City of Canterbury Bankstown, Waverley Council, Strathfield Council, City of Canada Bay, Hornsby Shire Council, Cumberland City Council)
  • Plantings increasing shade along the Great West Walk in Jordan Springs (Penrith City Council)
  • The greening of rail corridors (Blacktown City Council)

Full list of projects


2020

The 2020 Greening our City program funded projects within Greater Sydney under two grant streams:

  • Stream 1 - Cooler Suburbs: up to $10 million was available to councils for tree planting projects in streets, parks and other areas with low canopy coverage
  • Stream 2 - Green Innovations: up to $2.5 million was available to councils and partners for demonstration projects that enhance, protect and showcase urban greening

Thirty-one councils and organisations were awarded grants across 50 projects:

  • Stream 1 - 38 projects received a total of $8,074,305
  • Stream 2 - 12 projects received a total of $2,126,445

Examples of projects funded in the 2020 Greening our City grant program:

Stream 1

  • Mature trees planted as part of large town centre upgrades in Windsor, South Windsor and Richmond (Hawkesbury City Council)
  • Greening the Cooks to Cove Greenway pedestrian and cycle path (Inner West Council)
  • Tree planting to bring much needed shade to a new Box Hill park (The Hills Shire Council)

Stream 2

  • Connecting vulnerable populations of White Gums (Camden Council)
  • Exploring heat tolerance of native and exotic plant species (Hawkesbury City Council in conjunction with Western Sydney University)
  • A living hoarding to reduce the impacts of construction during the upgrade of Soper Place (Penrith City Council in conjunction with University of Technology Sydney and Western Sydney University)

Full list of projects

 
The Greening Our City grant program is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW.