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Beautification Grant Program 2020/21 now open!

Published: 9 July 2020

Council’s Beautification Grant Program 2020/21 is now open for project submissions.

Cardinia Shire Council’s Beautification Grant Program 2020/21 is now open for project submissions. 

The program offers community groups and individuals the opportunity to apply for funding to support landscape enhancement projects on areas of public open space.  

Funding may be used to purchase plant and garden material such as plants, stakes, tree guards, mulch, and more. 

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield encouraged community groups and residents to submit their applications. 

“Council’s Beautification Grant Program is the perfect opportunity for community groups to get started on that project they've been wanting to tick off their list but may not have had the funds to do so,” Cr Springfield said.  

“The program assists our residents to enhance our open space areas for the community to enjoy and encourages the development of community input into delivering township strategies and landscape master plans." 

The program offers funding on a dollar-for-dollar basis and/or in-kind volunteer labor up to $2,000 Priority is given to projects that: 

  •       are driven and/or supported by local community groups 
  •       are located on Cardinia Shire Council owned or managed land 
  •       are in areas used frequently by the community, including town centers, Council buildings (halls, community centers etc.) parks and reserves. 
  •       will enhance and green public open space, improving the overall amenity of the area 
  •       can be completed within the allocated timeframe; and 
  •       align with priorities identified in township strategies, landscape master plans and other Council strategic documents. 

Projects must be located on Cardinia Shire Council owned and/or managed land and completed by 30 June 2021.  

Applications close for Cardinia Shire Council’s Beautification Grant Program 2020/21 at 5pm, Monday 7 September 2020. 

For more information about project eligibility, timelines and how to apply, visit: