Sustainable Schools Grants program are opening shortly for 2021, supporting students to develop innovative sustainability projects at their schools

Schools in Tweed 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 Tweed Geoff Provest advised that he was thrilled to see the second round of applications open, assisting in developing students with hands-on projects. 

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

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. 

Last year we saw 194 school projects receiving the sustainability grant, these included a variety of kitchen gardens, water storage strategies, and even bee highways to improve biodiversity.

The second round of grant applications can be submitted until 5 pm, 11th December, and the successful applicants will be notified Term 1 2021.