About The Small Project Funds
In the past, each year, the Australian Plants Society Tasmania Inc. (APST Inc.) has offered a grant for one or more small projects involving Australian plants. However, the Annual Grant for Small Projects has been suspended until further notice.
The project must contribute to as many of the Objectives of the Society as possible. It must be carried out in Tasmania and the applicant must be attached to an educational institution or be a volunteer with a recognised non-commercial organisation. Large capital items such as computers will not be funded.
Applications will be assessed on the quality of the proposed project, the applicant and their ability to provide ongoing maintenance if required and, the project’s contribution to the Objectives of the Society.
|2006||Bridgewater High School||to improve the school nursery|
|2007||Understorey Network||to set up seed collecting kits|
|2008||Volunteers at the Tamar Islands Wetlands Reserve.||for revegetation with indigenous plants around the carpark|
Tasmanian Arboretum Inc.
|to build a propagation house
for interpretive panels about people honoured in Tasmanian plant names
|2010||Hillcrest Primary School||to establish a bird attracting garden|
|2011||South George Town Primary School||to establish a bush tucker garden|
|2012||Somerset Primary School||
to revegetate remnant bushland on school grounds
|2013||Margate Primary School||Eucalyptus Walk tree replacement, guards, mulch and interpretation board|
The Objectives of APST Inc. (based on the Constitution)
- To encourage the cultivation and study of Australian plants.
- To encourage the establishment of gardens in all types of soil and climate for the preservation of the flora of Australia.
- To support efforts to strengthen the laws and regulations of all bodies given authority by legislation of the Commonwealth and States of Australia for the conservation of Australian flora.
- To encourage obedience to and enforcement of laws and regulations with regard to the preservation of the flora.
- To publish any information that may further the aims and objectives of the Society.
- To cooperate with other societies, associations or bodies with similar or substantially similar aims and objectives.
- To purchase, take, lease, exchange, hire or otherwise use any real or personal property necessary or suitable for the purpose of the Society.
- To do all such things as are incidental to or conducive, necessary or convenient to the rights and privileges of the Society or to the attainment of the above objectives.
- To promote the knowledge, appreciation and preservation of Australian plants, both in their natural settings and in cultivation, with special emphasis on species indigenous to Tasmania.
- To promote recognition of the Society as a resource group for educationalists and the government.
Requirements of the Successful Applicant
- Provide a summary of the project for the journal of the Society, Eucryphia, within 12 months of the Grant being issued.
- Provide a statement to Australian Plants Society Tasmania Inc. Treasurer as to how money was spent, within 12 months of the Grant being issued.