Eco Schools grants
2013 call for applications
The Trust is calling for applications to the Eco Schools program. Applications open pm 16 March 2013 and close on 17 May 2013.
This program provides grants to schools to give them the opportunity to involve their students and community in developing and implementing environmental management projects.
The overall objective of the Eco Schools program is to support schools to develop best practice in environmental education and innovative solutions to environmental issues. The program will fund school environmental management projects aimed at one or more of the following objectives.
to promote the development of students’ knowledge, values and behaviour that supports environmental sustainability
to promote participation and learning of students in improving the quality of the school and local environment
to assist teachers to integrate environmental management principles and practices into school programs and maximise student learning
to ensure project related professional learning for teachers to gain practical and educational skills and knowledge about the environment.
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The ultimate goal of the Eco Schools Grant Program is the development of environmentally sustainable schools.
Best practice examples, tips and resources
A collection of examples, tips and resources based on previous Eco Schools grant successes are available to help you develop your project idea. Link to relevant pages can be found on the best practice page.
Indicative costs are also available to provide an idea of how much your project may cost.
Phone a friend
Advice is available to help you to design, develop and plan your Eco Schools project. Contact the Trust on (02) 8837 6093 to make an appointment.
Please refer to the program guidelines to ensure you are eligible to apply. Schools must also be registered on the Sustainable Schools NSW website. Please note that preschools are not eligible to apply.
Grants awarded in 2012
A total of $150,000 was available for the Eco Schools program in 2012. Due to the popularity of the Food Gardens in Schools program this year, fewer than usual numbers of applications were submitted to the Eco Schools program. The Trust approved 47 grants of $2,500 each totalling $117,500. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2012 Eco Schools grant summaries page.
2013 guidelines and application forms
Applicants are advised to read the 2013 Guidelines for Applicants. The Eco Schools guidelines can be read in either PDF or Word format.
All grantees should use the Eco Schools reporting template for their final report. It is recommended that all schools read the template prior to completing their application. Further detail and template are available on the Eco Schools program reporting page under Grantee Reporting Process.
For further information please contact the Environmental Trust on (02) 8837 6093.
NSW Environmental Trust
PO Box 644, PARRAMATTA 2124
Phone: (02) 8837 6093
Page last updated: 12 April 2013