The Environmental Education for Schools Grant provides schools financial support to engage environmental education for sustainability educators to deliver programs either as incursions or excursions. Schools can apply for a maximum of $1000. For excursions, the grant can partly fund bus services up to the value of $300. The grant cannot be used for equipment or staff professional development. The City provides advice and in-kind support to schools applying for this grant.
Primary, secondary, K-12 and registered home school groups are eligible to apply. A home school ‘group’ is a collective of more than 5 families. Individual families are not eligible. 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 program.
Demonstrate a commitment to incorporating environmental and sustainability principles into the school and local community, through existing school activities and participation in school, local or state programs.
Applications can be made at the Cockburn Smarty Grants website. The funding is available annually, with the 2023 round opening on the 13 February and closing on the 24 March.
A list of educators is provided for applicants to choose from, but you can suggest alternative educators if you wish. All applicants will be advised whether their application for funding has been successful or unsuccessful.
Apply for the Environmental Education for Schools Grant
All grants are to be acquitted by the 31 December within the grant round year. All relevant receipts for your activities, capture proof of activities taking place e.g. photographs must be retained to acquit your grant online. Proof of payment must be in the form of receipts or a zero balance invoice.
Any unused funds must be returned. If your project has not been completed in the proposed timeframe, you need to let us know. Extensions may be granted and we may be able to assist you if there are difficulties.
Contact the Environmental Education Officer on 08 9411 3556 or email [email protected] to discuss your application.