South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company that lives by its values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence, is socially and environmentally responsible and supports a better future for our communities. South32’s purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.
Acting on this ethos, in 2017 the company partnered with Landcare Australia to launch the South32 Junior Landcare Enhancing Habitat Grants.
Since then, two rounds of grants in 2017 and 2018 were awarded to 23 schools in Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. Each year, schools close to South32 sites are selected to receive grants.
Each school received up to $5,000 to support projects that help students learn about protecting and restoring our natural environment through hands-on outdoor learning.
Schools that received South32 Junior Landcare Grants have focused on projects that improve biodiversity through the enhancement or restoration of habitat for native animals and plant life. Read about the outcomes of one of these projects
In late 2019, recipients of the third round of South32 Junior Landcare Grants will be announced.
According to South32, their partnership with Junior Landcare is part of the company’s Celebrate Green community investment program. The program encourages students to embrace and learn about ways they can protect and enhance the natural environment and ecosystem in their local areas.