NSW public schools will be able to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to assist in developing innovative hands-on projects to make their school environment more sustainable. Last year 194 school projects received the sustainability grant, these included a variety of kitchen gardens, outdoor farming projects, water storage and conservation strategies, and even bee highways to improve biodiversity.
Urban Green Farms has already partnered with a number of schools across Australia, bringing sustainable farming and gardens to schools. If you're looking to get in touch for you next school project fill out our online form and one of our team members will gladly help you get the best out of your school grant!
NSW Department of Education Sustainable Schools Grants:
NSW public schools and preschools can apply for funding of up to $15,000, to deliver hands-on, sustainability-focused projects that link to the NSW curriculum. Delivered through the DoE School Infrastructure NSW, the grants are part of a four-year, $10 million dollar program that gives schools the opportunity to develop innovative hands-on projects that help students learn about environmentally sustainable practices and take real steps to enhance the sustainability of their school environment. This round of grant entries end in February 2022.
If you're looking for some ideas to plan a quality sustainability education program, the Sustainable Schools NSW recommends adopting a whole-school approach to sustainability: Update your school environment management plan, provide professional development opportunities for teachers, and support student leadership.
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