The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants Program is offering funding of up to $1,000 to kindergartens, schools and youth groups to help create gardens in their grounds and communities. There are approximately 250 grants awarded per year across Australia.
Leaf, Root & Fruit are encouraging all primary schools, secondary schools, kindergartens, day care centres, and youth groups to apply for a Coles Junior Landcare Garden grant.
The Garden Grants can be used to fund projects that support students to learn about sustainability and caring for the environment in a hands-on manner.
Applications should demonstrate strong environmental education outcomes and links to school curriculum. Preference will be given to applications that involve the wider community and promote environmental stewardship.
Applications open: 2 February 2015
Applications close: 27 March 2015 (5:00pm)
Some projects that you could consider applying funding for are:
- Cypress Sleeper Vegetable Gardens
- Composting and worm farm systems
- Indigenous bush tucker gardens
- Self-Watering Wicking Beds
We can help you with project suggestions. We can assist you in putting together your grant application. To give you even more incentive to apply, we are offering a 20% discount off the regular price of Cypress Sleeper Vegetable Gardens and Wicking Beds that are funded through the Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants program. Give us a call today to discuss your grant application.