Growing green thumbs in our public schools

Applications are currently open for the 2021 round of funding through the Sustainable Schools program, which supports students to develop innovative sustainability projects at their schools

Schools in the region 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. 

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said he is excited to see applications open, assisting in developing students with hands-on projects. 

“The Sustainable Schools Grants program is providing schools with the opportunity to learn about being sustainable with hands-on experience,” he said. 

“Earlier this year the Yawarra Community School received more than $5,400 in funding for its Dustbowl to Dinner Plate program, which allowed students to nurture seeds and soil, watch and help plants grow, and further develop their life skills by cooking meals from their harvest.”

The NSW Government is committed to $10 million over four years to support hands-on sustainability projects for our NSW public schools. 

The school projects funded by the grants must be interactive for students to assist in students learning about sustainability, linked to the curriculum, and improved the sustainability of the school environment.

These grants aim to inspire students and school communities to develop ideas and implement plans that will benefit the environment.  Applications can be submitted until 5pm, 11th December, and the successful applicants will be notified in Term 1 of 2021. 

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