Environment grants

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IEU members are invited to apply on behalf of their schools, colleges or Early Childhood Centres for one of three grants of $3000 each, sponsored by the union, to help with their environmental projects. The IEU has a proud history of funding and supporting education projects that bring sustainability projects to life.

There is no definitive list of possible activities, but typical projects include habitat conservation, biodiversity and tree-planting, outdoor learning areas, vegetables in kitchen gardens, organic produce, water and energy saving, waste, recycling and composting projects, and aboriginal cultural projects.

The eligibility criteria include long-term viability of the project, a link to a broader environmental education strategy, and effective management of the project.

Key dates

Applications open: Monday 12 July 2021

Applications close: Friday 17 September 2021

There is an expectation that successful recipients will provide a brief video presentation at completion of the project outlining how their project has proceeded and what the benefits to their school has been.

Winners will be announced Tuesday 5 October 2021, with a formal presentation proposed for the AGM.

For more information please contact richard@ieu.asn.au