Congratulations to the 2018 Powerful Youth Project Grants recipients

 

Congratulations to the 219 schools and youth groups across Victoria that have been awarded a Powerful Youth Project grant of up to $1000, for projects involving children caring for and learning about our natural environment.

Following a successful first year in 2017, which saw more than 24,000 Victorian students engaging in projects, the Powerful Youth Projects program, funded by Momentum Energy through its partnership with Junior Landcare started rolling out again earlier this year.

In 2018, we received a high number of applications showing that there is a passion in the community for teaching the next generation about caring for our natural environment.

To encourage the enthusiasm shown by so many schools, Momentum Energy generously increased their funding to ensure that instead of 200 schools, 219 schools across Victoria were awarded grants.

Click here for a listing of schools and other organisations who received 2018 Powerful Youth Projects Junior Landcare grants
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact our grants team on grants@landcareaustralia.com.au

Veggie gardens

 

Bush tucker gardens

 

Composting or recycling projects

 

Other sustainable ideas

 

Case studies

Some great examples of 2017 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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