Community Garden Grants

The Community Gardens Grants Program provides funding to support the development and expansion of community gardens across Canberra, meeting one or more of the following priorities:

  • benefit to the wider community
  • encourage social inclusion
  • promote healthy living
  • have a high level of community support, including volunteers and sponsorship.

Applications for Round Five now closed

Round Five of the Community Gardens Grants Program was launched on 25 June 2019 with applications closing on 28 July 2019. $40,000 of funding was available for eligible community groups and owners corporations of multi-unit developments.

Future Rounds

The next round of the Community Garden Grants Program is scheduled to launch in mid-2020. Further information will be made available closer to the date, however the Grant Guidelines from Round Five provided below for reference.

Guidelines for Applicants.

Round Four – Successful Projects

Nine projects were successful in Round Four, receiving a total of $40,000 in funding, announced on 29 August 2018. The following projects received funding:

  • Wybelena Grove Owners Corporation received $5,419 to establish a new community garden within the townhouse complex.
  • Canberra Organic Growers Society Inc. (Betty Cornhill Garden) received $5,000 to extend the water reticulation system.
  • Hudson Square Owners Corporation received $2,491 to establish a new community garden within the apartment complex.
  • Canberra Organic Growers Society Inc. (Mitchell Community Garden) received $8,300 to replace the fencing and gate within the existing community garden.
  • Lyneham Commons (Northside Community Service) received $2,800 to enhance the soil supporting the development of the Lyneham Commons Food Forest.
  • Canberra City Farm received $9,314 to expand the community garden and irrigation.
  • Evoque Residents Owners Corporation received $2,250 to establish a new community garden within the Apartment complex.
  • Nutrition Australia ACT Incorporated received $3,500 to renovate a kitchen garden to support a healthy cooking program.
  • ELAN Apartments Owners Corporation received $1,000 to establish a community garden in a unit complex.