Grow your school’s sustainability in 2018!

Momentum Energy and Junior Landcare are partnering again in 2018 to fund 200 sustainability or environmental projects in Victorian schools, childcare centres and youth groups.

Applications are now open! Grants of up to $1,000 will be available for sustainable or environmental projects such as:

Veggie gardens


Bush tucker gardens


Composting or recycling projects


Other sustainable ideas


We’d love to hear your ideas!

How to apply!


1. Check the guidelines and criteria to see if your project idea fits.
2. Log into the Landcare Australia Communities portal (or register if you haven’t applied for a grant before).
3. Click on Powerful Youth Projects Grants 2018 and ‘create application’. You can save it along the way and log back in to finish it later.
4. Clearly explain your project idea and the educational and environmental outcomes you expect to see.
5. Tell us how students will be involved and include a detailed and realistic budget.
6. Include pictures, maps, drawings or anything else that’ll help bring your application to life.

Applications close at 5pm (EST) on 22 March.

Do you have a question? Check out our FAQs here. If these don’t answer your questions, please email our grants team at

Case studies

Some great examples of Junior Landcare projects are below. Click here to read even more

Kyneton kindie students see nature through a new lens

Positioned within a beautiful, natural outdoor environment in Kyneton, Lady Brooks Kindergarten is a two room kindergarten for pre-kindergarten and 4-5 year-old children with a play-based curriculum. A Powerful Youth Projects grant was secured to help the kindergarten...

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Merri Creek inspires Newland Primary’s native garden

Melbourne’s Merri Creek is a great educational site for the schools close by. It’s an important cultural site, a site protected and restored by the local community, and home to lots of native flora and fauna. So when Newlands Primary School, located close to Merri and...

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From dustbowl to dry creek bed – a transformation

With a growing focus on increasing awareness and commitment to the natural environment, Ashburton school, St Michael’s Parish Primary, has undertaken an exciting project to transform a previously eroded area into a dry creek bed. A big project in scale and...

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A sanctuary for birdlife in an urban jungle

With a school on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD and the majority of students living in built-up, urban areas, students and teachers were looking at ways of increasing biodiversity within the school grounds. To kick off a long-term regeneration project, they decided to...

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Ballarat kindie students find their green fingers!

Forty students from Fidelity Kindergarten in Ballarat have already kick-started a lifetime of sustainability skills by getting involved in a great project to help reduce food waste, save water and improve soil quality. Working with local community initiative, Food Is...

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