GRANTS of up to $1,000 are now up for grabs for schools, childcare centres and youth groups in Victoria looking to work on a sustainability or environmental project this year.
Following a successful first year, which saw more than 24,000 students engaged in 245 projects, the Powerful Youth Projects program is again rolling out across Victoria.
Momentum Energy is funding the program through its partnership with Junior Landcare.
The 200 grants are available for a variety of projects, such as veggie gardens, bush tucker gardens, composting or recycling projects, frog ponds, sensory gardens or other sustainable or environmental ideas.
Landcare Australia chief executive officer Tessa Matykiewicz is delighted to partner with the gas and electricity company to deliver the Powerful Youth Projects for the second year running.
“Junior Landcare schools will always welcome funding for projects that help students learn about their natural environment in an outdoor classroom setting,” she said.
“These projects provide schools with an opportunity to link outdoor learning to curriculum subjects, as well as achieving environmental and social outcomes. We’re delighted to be running the Powerful Youth Projects again this year.”
Momentum Energy managing director Paul Geason has encouraged Victorian students to get involved.
“We’re passionate about engaging the next generation in hands-on learning about sustainability. From veggie patches to recycling projects, no idea is too simple, so we’re encouraging any educators who share our passion to apply for a grant before March 22,” he said.
All Victorian schools, childcare centres and youth groups are eligible to apply for a Powerful Youth Project grant.
Head to landcareaustralia.org.au/powerful-youth-projects.