Greening our City

The Greening our City grant program supports councils and their partners to enhance urban tree canopy and green cover by co-funding tree planting and demonstration projects across Greater Sydney.

Up to $12.5 million is available to fund new projects under the following two grant streams:  

  • Stream 1 Cooler suburbs: up to $10 million available to councils for tree planting projects in streets, parks and other areas where there is low canopy coverage.
  • Stream 2 Green innovations: up to $2.5 million available to councils and partners for demonstration projects that further enhance, protect and/or showcase trees and urban greening within Greater Sydney.  

LGNSW is working with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in the administration of this grant round.

How to apply

Applications are now open.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020.


Grant funding is only open to local government organisations or council-led teams in Greater Sydney. In particular, Stream 2 Green innovations encourages collaboration between councils and other partners.