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Australian Scholarships Foundation

Momentum Energy and Junior Landcare – Powerful Youth Projects

Overview / Purpose

This program aims to support projects in Victoria that involve young people actively caring for and learning about their natural environment.

Up to 200 grants of $1,000 each are available.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:
- Schools
- Kindergartens
- Childcare centres
- Youth/community groups

Applicants are encouraged to use the Junior Landcare Curriculum Resources for information and ideas.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include Powerful Youth Projects that really give children the power to learn, care for or create in an outdoor classroom. Project ideas could include:
- Bush tucker and native gardens
- Vegetable gardens
- Sensory gardens
- Composting and green waste recycling activities
- Purchase of gardening infrastructure and equipment (pallets, garden beds, gloves, shovels, watering cans etc)

Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Expected educational and environmental outcomes
- Level of hands-on student involvement in project
- Integration into the school curriculum or youth group program to maximise environmental learning.
- Level of involvement of the broader school community or local community (e.g. links with a Landcare Group)
- Feasible and technically-sound project activities
- Realistic and detailed project budget
- Equity and need

Restrictions

The following are ineligible for funding:
- Consultancy fees
- Wages, administration and labour costs
- Airfares and other travel costs
- Delivery and postage costs
- Water tanks or irrigation equipment totalling more than 50% of funding sought
- Paving, concreting, fencing or seating materials totalling more than 50% of funding sought
- Chicken coop or garden shed materials totalling more than 50% of funding sought
- Synthetic grass and flowers
- Cooking equipment
- Lawnmowers

Program ID: 19526
Status
CLOSED  Icon_X.gif

Open Date
02 March, 2017

Closing Date
27 April, 2017

Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type
Grant

Funding Amount
Min:  N/A  - Max:  $1,000

Available funds
$100,000

Matching Contribution?
Yes

Competitive
Yes

Location
National

Region
Any

Gender
Any

Ages
Youth

Sectors
Education
   General

Environment
   General


Program administrator
Momentum Energy and Junior Landcare

Telephone: 02 9412 1040
Email:  Send email
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