One of the objectives of Open Gardens Canberra is to support charities. Individual charities are chosen by each garden owner. Since 2016 the following charities have benefitted from the proceeds of open gardens:
Open Gardens Canberra – Funding Support Program
Open Gardens Canberra currently has funding available from our operating surplus to assist not-for-profit community organisations with the establishment of a garden project.
This program is part of our commitment to supporting local charities and encouraging gardening related initiatives. If any member knows of a local organisation, school or charity that is interested in establishing a garden or needs financial support for a gardening related project (such as establishment of a compost facility, or a worm farm, garden seating, etc), please let us know as we are compiling a list of potential candidates for funding in the ACT and surrounding areas of NSW. Inquiries or proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upper limit of funding is $2,000 per project. There is no limit on the number of project proposals per member. Please note, this offer includes financial support only and does not include any provision of labour.
CIT Horticulture Scholarship
Open gardens Canberra also sponsors an annual Horticulture scholarship. The Open Gardens Canberra Scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for a CIT student in any horticulture stream to receive financial assistance with their studies. Eligible students are in their first year of a CIT qualification in horticulture or landscaping, within the CIT Department of Horticulture and Floristry. The Open Gardens Canberra Scholarship provides $2,000 over two years towards CIT tuition fees, textbooks and equipment.