Federation funds an annual grants scheme called the Tree Levy that aims to offset the environmental impact of the union’s activities via a notional levy on the paper used by the Federation. This funds the purchase of native trees and native shrubs for planting in public school grounds. The Tree Levy helps the environment, improves our public schools and positively promotes the union in the local community. Schools are invited each year to submit an application for a grant of up to $400 to purchase native trees and shrubs. Applications open in Term 2, with information emailed to Fed Reps at that time.