Schools, pre-schools and childcare centres in the Coffs Harbour area are invited to apply for grants to fund environmental awareness projects under the 2017/18 Green Schools Grants Program.
The Green Schools Sustainability program aims to raise environmental awareness among students and teachers. This year there is a renewed focus on delivering projects across six sustainability areas; waste management, water conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, local food production, revegetation and biodiversity and sustainable transport.
Funding of up to $2000 per school, provided through Council’s Environmental Levy Fund, is available for projects that improve the sustainability of the school or preschool, or the environment close to the school.
“Council has been supporting sustainability initiatives in local schools for fifteen years now, during that time over 150 projects have been delivered by educators, students and parents to local children. These projects have inspired positive behaviour change in schools and also the broader community,” said Coffs Harbour City Council’s Section Leader – Community Programs, Enzo Accadia.
Last year, 12 schools received grants totalling over $20,000. The projects they undertook included creating native bush tucker gardens, school wide recycling programs and plastics pollution education, establishing native bee hives and creating habitat for native wildlife.
Applications for the Green Schools Sustainability Programme close at 5pm on Friday, November 24, 2017
Application forms and guidelines can be found on Council’s website at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/greenschools
For further information on making an application, contact Council on 6648 4643.