South32 Enhancing Habitat Junior Landcare Grants 2018

Ten grants of up to $5,000 each (ex GST) for native habitat restoration projects are currently available for primary and secondary schools located within the Collie and Boddington regions of Western Australia, and the Bell Bay region in Tasmania. Only schools invited by Landcare Australia are eligible to apply.

The 2018 South32 Enhancing Habitat Junior Landcare Grants are looking for projects that will help students learn about protecting and restoring our natural environment through hands-on outdoor learning. The projects can take place within schools grounds or the local community and should focus on improving biodiversity through the restoration of habitat for Australia’s native flora and fauna.

Applications can be made online from Monday 14, May 2018 through the Landcare Australia Communities Portal, and close on Monday 11, June at 12pm (EST).

Please read the Grant Guidelines & Criteria document before completing your application.

Applications can be submitted online by following a few easy steps:

Schools can apply for the South32 Enhancing Habitat Junior Landcare Grants 2018 on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal. To submit an application:

1. Login to the Landcare Australia Communities Portal. If you have applied for a grant on the portal in the past, your username will be your email address. If you have not applied for a grant before, you can register as a user here.
2. Click on ‘South32 Enhancing Habitat Junior Landcare Grants 2018.’
3. Click on ‘Create Application’.
4. If you wish to leave a partially completed application, click ‘Save’ and log out. You can log back in and continue to edit your application form until you are ready to submit.
5. To submit your application, select the ‘Is application complete?’ checkbox and press ‘Save’.
6. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk mail folder.

For questions about online submissions, please refer to the FAQs tab on the Landcare Australia Communities Portal or email grants@landcareaustralia.com.au.

Below are a couple examples of projects schools are undertaking with their South32 Junior Landcare Grants 2017

Unanderra Public School Outdoor Classroom

These NSW students planted gardens and plants supported by and purchased from the Wollongong Botanic Garden crew. They nurtured their “babies” and were thrilled to see them thrive despite a long dry spell. The children loved the physicality of scooping bucket loads of woodchip mulch/water each plant.

Fairview Primary School Arboretum Development

Students at this WA school have studied native plants and adaptations, some history of the area, meeting places in Aboriginal and other cultures, bush tucker and Aboriginal medicines. They’ve researched outdoor classrooms using recycled materials and in groups, used measurement skills to plan the Arboretum area. They wrote letters to local nurseries and have organised and carried out two planting days. Year 6 students looked at native plants and trees and labelling, as part of their camp.

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