The Trust is not currently funding this program. The program was last offered in 2019 for projects commencing term one in 2020.
The Eco Schools program funded schools to provide hands-on environmental education with strong student participation.
The program funded projects that featured:
- environmental benefits – more efficient resource use and/or improvements to the local environment
- student participation – the development of knowledge, values and behaviour that support environmental sustainability
- teacher engagement – access to professional development and help with integrating environmental management with other aspects of the curriculum
- partnership with the community – schools and the community exploring opportunities to work together to promote sustainability.
Up to 80 individual grants of $3500 were awarded each year.
Who could apply?
All registered schools in NSW were eligible to apply. Schools were particularly encouraged to seek funding for projects for students with special needs.