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.

Round Five – Applications Now Open

Minister Rattenbury has announced that applications for Round Five of the Community Gardens Grants Program are now open. There is a total of $40,000 funding available for eligible community groups and owners corporations of multi-unit developments.

To find out more about the eligibility requirements for Round Five of the Community Gardens Grants Program see the Guidelines for Applicants.

How to apply

Applications are submitted online through the SmartyGrants grants administration system. Start an application for Round Five of the Community Gardens Grants Program.

Sample Deed of Grant

View a sample Deed of Grant that successful applicants will sign prior to receiving funding.

Applications Close at midnight Sunday 28 July 2019.

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.