Urban Forest Fund Grant VIC

This program provides funding for organisations that invest in greening projects for public benefit within the City of Melbourne.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Matched funding of between $10,000 and $500,000.

Who is this for?

Organisations and individuals undertaking greening projects within the City of Melbourne municipality.


Funding is available under 2 streams:

  • Stream 1 – high-impact greening: Grants of $50,000 to $500,000 to support high impact greening projects with public benefits.
  • Stream 2 – laneway greening: Grants of $10,000 to $25,000 to support community-led, laneway greening outcomes.

Examples of projects, include:

  • new green open spaces
  • tree planting
  • biodiversity planting
  • green roofs
  • green walls or facades
  • water sensitive urban design projects
  • laneway greening.

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To be eligible, greening projects must:

  • be located within the City of Melbourne
  • be primarily focused on creating a new greening project
  • demonstrate community and environmental benefits
  • be visible from public spaces or regularly accessed by a large number of people
  • have a clear plan for long-term maintenance
  • be completed by 31 May 2025
  • apply for a planning permit if required
  • be located on land owned by the applicant or, where private property is not owned by the applicant, a secured lease is required for at least 5 years, with written consent from the building owner.

Further eligibility requirements are required for applications under stream 2.

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