Eco Schools grants
Call for applications
The next round of Eco Schools grants program is expected to open for applications in March 2014.
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.
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 2013
The Trust initially awarded 60 Eco Schools grants in November 2013. However, due to the high volume of applications received, an additional 20 Eco School grants were approved for funding.
In total, the Trust approved $200,000 across 80 Eco Schools grants. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2013 Eco Schools grant summaries page.
Guidelines and application forms
The documentation will be available at the next call for applications.
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open for applications
Example guidelines and application forms
All applications for funding must be submitted on the relevant application form for that program and that year. The relevant application form and program guidelines will be available on this webpage while the program is open for applications each year.
However, for the information of potential applicants, examples of application forms and program guidelines from previous years are available below:
All grantees should use the Eco Schools reporting template for their final report. It is recommended that all schools read the template before 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: 17 February 2014