Green Thumb Grant


The Westside Green Thumb Grants have now all been allocated for 2017 and 2018

16 deserving tenants from all over Adelaide each received a grant for them to undertake front yard and neighborhood projects, which included:

  • plant a shared vege patch in a unit complex
  • plant verge fruit trees
  • more native trees to attract bird-life
  • a front yard tree to block traffic lights and shade a bedroom.

Green Thumb Grant Review

In 2017 Westside started the Green Thumb Grant, providing 15 x $200 Bunnings Gift Voucher to households who wanted to undertake a front yard project. Working in the front yard would lead to outcomes that included spending more time outdoors, developing and improving relationships with neighbours and others in the community, improving a sense of pride in the home and utilising grown produce. After completing an initial review with some grant recipients, we found out that (as a result of their front garden activity): 

  • 100% enjoy the changes in their garden 
  • 100% have met new people and developed better relationships with those in their neighbourhood 
  • 100% have pride in their garden
  • 80% spend more time outdoors 
  • 80% would not have been able to afford this work otherwise 
  • 100% have received positive feedback about their garden work  
  • 2 recipients eat more fresh produce from their garden and 3 recipients feel safer. 

Green Thumb Grants in the future  

Westside is considering offering the Grants again. Anyone who wishes to can be placed on a waitlist.

You can contact Alex on 08 8155 6082 or email community@wha.org.au with the front yard project you want to do, or with any questions or feedback about the Green Thumb Grants.

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Pictures of some of the projects so far!