School sustainability grants

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CLOSE 23 APRIL - **Deadline extended**


Randwick City's Environmental Schools Grants Program supports local school communities with grant funding up to a maximum of $5,000 for environmental projects and programs in the school.

The aim of the Environmental Schools Grants Program is to improve sustainability outcomes in local schools and support programs that foster sustainable behavioural changes.

Randwick’s school communities represent a diverse and potentially proactive group of students, teachers, parents and principals across our City. The small support Council can provide local schools goes a long way to extending the reach of Council’s environmental programs and in strengthening local environmental outcomes across the full range of environmental and sustainability issues facing our community.

Over the years of Council's environmental levy program, schools have been eligible for funding support for a variety of initiatives aimed at assisting the local school community achieve outcomes relevant to a range of environmental and socially important outcomes. These include growing their own food (supported with funding to install food gardens), saving water (supported with funding to install rainwater tanks), habitat protection and restoration (funding support for planting of native gardens) and cycling to school (funding support to install bike racks in the school). In addition, a number of schools have also installed native bee hives with support from Council.

The Environmental Schools Grants Program aims to consolidate these various levels of environmental funding support from Council into a single environmental grants program for schools, with options of including initiatives identified by the school as environmental priorities and projects. A total amount of $30,000 funding is available. Eligible schools can apply for up to a maximum of $5,000.

The program is informed by Council’s newly adopted Environment Strategy outlining key outcomes that contribute to a climate resilient Randwick City.

Who can apply?

All schools located in the Randwick Local Government Area are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a registered NSW school and the project must be aligned with one or more of the program objectives (see section 7 of the Guidelines).

Funding available

Grants of up to $5,000 are available on a matching funds basis.


see the Environmental Schools Grants Program Guidelines

Enquiries All enquiries should be directed to: Helen Morrison – Sustainability Project Officer, Community Programs on 9093 6223 or email

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