Primary and secondary schools in the City of Cockburn are eligible to apply. Applicants must address the following criteria:
- Must be a school within the City of Cockburn
- A teacher or group of teachers must be nominated as a point of contact and to coordinate the funded activities. The City of Cockburn will provide assistance but will not coordinate the funded program. The school must acknowledge shared responsibility for the program with Council
- Demonstrate a commitment to incorporating environmental / sustainability principles into the school and local community, through existing school activities and participation in school, local or state programs.
Applications are invited annually from all schools in the City of Cockburn and the annual funding round closes in April each year.
The grant funds workshops, activities or presentations delivered by external environmental educators. A list of educators is provided for applicants to choose from, but you can suggest alternative educators. Successful applicants receive up to $1,000 towards environmental education activities. The amount awarded will depend on the workshops the applicant nominates and the number of applications received.
All applicants will be advised whether their application for funding has been successful or unsuccessful. If you have been successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer and a Conditions of Funding form which we ask you to sign and we may stipulate some conditions. Once we have received your acceptance you will receive your funding, together with an Acquittal form.
You must return the Acquittal form with all relevant information once you have completed your project.
Once the workshops and presentations have been delivered we need to hear from you. You need to return the Acquittal form with copies of all receipts. Any unused funds must be returned. If your project has not been completed in the proposed year timeframe, you need to let us know. Extensions may be granted and we may be able to assist you if there are difficulties.