Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Speaking at the Duncraig Edible Garden today, Community Services Minister Tony Simpson announced that the Community Gardens Grants program had been extended to 2019-20, which provides $100,000 per year in funding for community gardens.
Since its introduction in 2013, 37 projects totalling $464,853 have been funded across WA for the establishment and maintenance of community gardens.
"Community gardens are a fantastic way of bringing communities together and allowing people to connect with the environment," Mr Simpson said.
"They provide resounding benefits to those taking part, including getting people out and about and socialising while learning and sharing practical ideas about gardens, nutrition and the local environment.
"There has been an overwhelming uptake in the program from community organisations across WA and I congratulate all those involved who have seized the opportunity to improve their neighbourhoods."
The Minister said the program was part of the State Government's commitment to encourage social interaction and healthy living within local communities.
"The Duncraig Edible Garden is just one example of a group that has used funding through the program to purchase equipment and undertake improvements to help the organisation operate in an independent and sustainable way," he said.
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