Green Army Projects fact sheet

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GREEN ARMY
PROJECTS
WHAT IS THE GREEN ARMY?
The Green Army is a six-month programme for
17-24 year olds to train and work in the environment.
Green Army projects include restoring native vegetation,
heritage restoration, protecting animal habitats and
regenerating wetlands in urban, rural and remote areas.
WHO AND WHAT IS ELIGIBLE?
Community organisations, Landcare groups, natural resource
management organisations, environment groups, Indigenous
organisations, local councils and others can apply to host a
Green Army project.
Each year the Australian Government will call for project
ideas that have a clear environment or heritage conservation
focus through project selection rounds.
Projects can take place across urban, regional or remote
Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private
land where there is a clear environmental benefit for
the community.
99 comprehensively and appropriately address risk and
consider the work health and safety of all involved in
the project.
PROJECT HOSTS
Once your idea is successful you will become a Green Army
Project Host. The first step is that a Service Provider will
be allocated to your project and together you will agree on
a project plan that will detail roles and responsibilities. The
Service Provider will then deliver the project on the ground.
The Green Army Programme is looking for projects that:
There are many positives to your organisation getting
involved in the Green Army including:
99 have a clear environment or heritage conservation
focus and contribute to a relevant national priority
or international obligation
99 You can nominate projects that benefit the environment
as well as your local community. This may supplement
volunteer work already underway.
99 have a clear public benefit and the support of the
local community
99 offer participants a valuable and practical experience
99 have clearly defined and practical activities that
represent value for money and can be delivered by
Green Army teams
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99 A team of up to nine participants and a qualified team
supervisor will support your project for up to 30 hours
each week for 20-26 weeks.
99 The Green Army Programme covers costs associated
with the team including:
99 participant allowances
99 supervisor wages
GREEN ARMY
PROJECTS
99 safety clothing and basic equipment
PARTICIPANTS
99 participant training
The Green Army is for young Australians aged 17-24 years
who want to participate in environmental projects in their local
communities. It is open to school leavers, gap year students,
graduates and job seekers.
99 local transport costs
99 participant insurances
99 items such as seeds, chemicals, fencing materials and
equipment (with an average value of $10,000 per project).
The Green Army programme covers costs associated with the
team through the Service Providers and cash funding is not
provided to project hosts.
SERVICE PROVIDERS
The Australian Government has engaged five Service Providers
to deliver the programme. They are responsible for recruiting
participants and team supervisors, managing work health and
safety, providing training, paying allowances and overseeing
project management.
The Service Providers are Campbell Page Limited together
with Skillset Limited; CoAct; Conservation Volunteers Australia;
Manpower together with Landcare Australia Limited; and
Workskil Australia Incorporated.
Project Hosts work closely with their allocated Service Provider
to ensure the project is consistent with community environmental
plans and needs.
To find out your state or territory’s Service Providers, go to
www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy.
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HOW DO I APPLY?
99 Visit www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy
99 Read the relevant Guidelines
99 Download and complete the online application form
addressing each of the selection criteria
99 Submit your application by the closing date.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with
one or more of the Service Providers before they complete
their application form. Service Provider contact details are
available at the Green Army website.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy
1800 780 730
[email protected]
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