Apply for funding for a grant from Planet Ark's Seedling Bank

By Jennifer McMillan 16 April 2024

Do you have a planting project you need support with? Apply for a grant from Planet Ark's Seedling Bank.

Planet Ark’s Seedling Bank empowers schools and community groups to undertake regeneration projects by providing financial support to buy native seedlings. Since launching in 2019, 251 groups have received funding to plant over 130,000 seedlings around Australia.  

This year, we are allocating funding for over 50,000 seedlings. Plantings do not need to take place on Schools Tree Day (26 July) or National Tree Day (28 July). Events supported by Planet Ark’s Seedling Bank take place all year round.  

Round 9 grants have been allocated and for round 10 we are supporting planting projects with grants up to $500. The funding must be allocated towards native seedlings and up to 20 percent may be used to cover equipment and aftercare costs. Preference will be given to projects with the greatest environmental impact and community focus.  

How to apply
  • Visit the National Tree Day website    

  • Log in to the Coordinator Hub or create an account   

  • Register your event and fill in the application form  

  • Follow the steps in this video 

Looking for inspiration? Read some of the stories from past beneficiaries in Tree Talk.  

Applications close Wednesday 1 May. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact seedlingbank@planetark.org.

Jennifer McMillan
Jen worked as a vet nurse while studying environmental science and completing her master's degree in Journalism. She loves bushwalking, storytelling, caring for baby animals, Australian birds and river red gums. Jen works on the National Tree Day campaign and Planet Ark's Seedling Bank.