May 22, 2018

Victorian Schools Invited to Apply for Sustainability Grants

200 grants of up to $1,000 are currently up for grabs for schools, childcare centres and youth groups in Victoria looking to work on a sustainability or environmental project in 2018.

Following a successful first year, which saw more than 24,000 students engaged in 245 projects, the Powerful Youth Projects program is rolling out across the state again. Momentum Energy is funding the program through its partnership with Junior Landcare, and applications are open until 22 March via the Junior Landcare website.

Funding is available for a variety of projects such as vegie gardens, bush tucker gardens, composting or recycling projects, frog ponds, sensory gardens or other sustainable or environmental ideas.

Paul Geason, Managing Director of Momentum Energy, has encouraged Victorian students to get involved. “We’re passionate about engaging the next generation in hands-on learning about sustainability. From vegie patches to recycling projects, no idea is too simple, so we’re encouraging any educators who share our passion to apply for a grant before 22 March 2018,” he said.

Tessa Matykiewicz, Landcare Australia CEO, is delighted to partner with Momentum Energy to deliver the Powerful Youth Projects for the second year running.

“Junior Landcare schools will always welcome funding for projects that help students learn about their natural environment in an outdoor classroom setting. These projects provide schools with an opportunity to link outdoor learning to curriculum subjects, as well as achieving environmental and social outcomes. We’re delighted to be running the Powerful Youth Projects again this year,” she said.

All schools, childcare centres and youth groups in Victoria are eligible to apply for a Powerful Youth Project grant.  Visit Powerful Youth Projects for more info and to lodge your application.

Good luck and happy gardening, Erica

 

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