Greening our City grants

Greening our City grants support local councils and their partners to enhance urban tree canopy and green cover by co-funding tree planting and demonstration projects across Greater Sydney.

The first round of grant funding was awarded in early 2019 with thirty-two projects being approved for over $5.3 million across 20 councils in Greater Sydney.

2020 Greening our City grant program

The 2020 Greening our City grant program applications closed on Wednesday 19 August 2020.

Guidelines and supporting materials

The Greening our City Grant Program Guidelines and frequently asked questions provided assistance for the application process.

Online spatial tool

We have developed an online spatial tool and user guide to assist in the submission and assessment of grant applications for stream 1. Whilst essential for stream 1 grant applications, it is also available to all users to provide access to data about urban canopy cover, urban heat islands and heat vulnerability indices.

Watch our online tutorial about the Online Spatial Tool to assist grant applicants applying for stream 1.

Water efficiency report

A water efficiency study was commissioned to provide guidance for councils and their partners to support responsible tree planting. Applicants are encouraged to draw on this study as part of their application.

Canopy cover range

The allocation of funding for this stream will prioritise suburbs with lower canopy levels. Outcomes of this assessment will be compared with projects in similar canopy ranges to determine the recommended funding allocation.

Thirty-three councils across the Greater Sydney Region were eligible to apply.

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Burwood
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown
  • Canterbury-Bankstown
  • Canada Bay
  • City of Sydney
  • Cumberland
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury
  • Hornsby
  • Hunter’s Hill
  • Inner West
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Lane Cove
  • Liverpool
  • Mosman
  • Northern Beaches
  • North Sydney
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Randwick
  • Ryde
  • Strathfield
  • Sutherland
  • The Hills
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby
  • Woollahra
  • Wollondilly.

More information

For grant enquiries contact Local Government NSW:

Register your tree
Register your tree

Join your community in greening your local area and register any trees, big or small, that you plant.

Previous grant round
Previous grant round

See the first round of successful grant funding awarded in early 2019.