Environment grants encourage sustainability ideas

There is still time to turn your great ideas into an achievable project and have it realised through a grant.

The application process for the 2021 tranche of IEU sponsored Environment Grants is currently in place and we invite submissions for workplace sustainability projects until Friday 17 September 2021.

The IEU has a proud history of funding and supporting education projects across our membership that bring sustainability projects to life.

Last year we received impressive some submissions from early childhood education centres, primary schools and high schools. Members embraced the grants with enthusiasm and developed creative concepts.

There is no definitive list of possible activities, but typical projects include habitat conservation, biodiversity, outdoor learning areas, vegetable gardens and organic produce, water and energy saving initiatives, recycling and composting projects and Aboriginal cultural projects.

We ask successful grant recipients to provide a brief audiovisual presentation of their project outlining how it proceeded to completion, and highlighting how it has benefited their school or workplace. Presentations can also include photographic essays, interviews, podcasts or other written forms of presentation.

Eligibility criteria include the project’s long-term viability, links to a broader environmental education strategy, and effective project management.

Use your imagination and get planning to have your concept supported by a grant. There is still time to turn your great ideas into an achievable concept or project and have your work realised through a grant to support it.

Our special online session is a great opportunity to explore where your school or centre is at on its journey to sustainability and to map out the next steps. Those who missed it can watch on demand: theieuzone.org.au/

For more details about the IEU’s Environment Grant, see below.

Get involved – you’re limited only by your imagination and creativity.