Applications Open Soon For Sustainability Grants

Applications Open Soon For Sustainability Grants

NSW Department of Education owned preschools, primary schools, high schools, environmental education centres and schools for specific purposes will be eligible to apply for the first round of Sustainable Schools Grants from Friday 1st November 2019.

Program guidelines, a simple online application form, project examples and case studies will be available soon through the School Infrastructure NSW Website.

The Sustainable Schools Grants is a four year $10 million dollar program. Schools will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to empower students and school communities to develop innovative hands-on projects to make their school environments more sustainable.

Project examples include, but are not limited to, initiatives to save energy or water, plant more trees, establish food gardens and encourage recycling.

To be eligible projects need to demonstrate:

  • Hands-on activities for students to learn about sustainability.
  • Links to the NSW curriculum.
  • Improvement to the sustainability in the school environment.

Applications will be assessed for compliance with the eligibility criteria and projects which meet the criteria will be randomly drawn until grant funding for this year is exhausted.

Applicants must get a commitment from their Principal or Pre-school Director and adhere to all Department Policies when implementing projects.

Applications for the first year of the SSG program will open on Friday 1st November and close at 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019.

Successful grant recipients will be announced in late February 2020.

More Information

Refer to the attached SSG Guidelines (In SchoolBiz)