Growing Good Garden Grants

Guidelines and criteria 2019


Yates® Gardening and Life Education Australia are encouraging young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn healthy habits.

  • Number of grants available: 10
  • Individual grant value: $1,000.00 funding contribution

Key Dates

Applications open 7th May 2019 (9.00am AEST)
Applications close 17th June 2019 (11.59pm AEST)
Assessment of applications 18th June – 24th July 2019
Successful groups announced 25th July 2019
Funds paid to successful groups 7th – 21st August 2019
Progress report due 29th November 2019
Final report due 30th June 2020


  • Any school (primary, secondary or pre-school), kindergarten, childcare centre, or youth/community group (e.g. Scouts, sports clubs etc) seeking to educate young Australians about gardening and healthy living can apply.
  • Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. 


Successful groups will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and well thought out designs
  • Plans that encourage a passion for growing and promoting healthy lifestyle choices
  • Links to Life Education’s ‘Growing Good Friends’ Module. This module explores:
    • nutrition
    • physical activity
    • positive relationships
    • personal safety
  • Level of hands-on student involvement in the project
  • Level of involvement of the broader school community or local community
  • Feasible and technically-sound project activities
  • Realistic and detailed project budget
  • Integration into the school curriculum or youth/community group program to maximise environmental learning.

Applicants are encouraged to use the Yates® Gardening website for information and inspiration -

Items that are NOT funded by the Yates & Life Education Australia Grants?

  • Horticulture and Landscaping fees (including wages, admin and labour charges).
  • Any travel costs
  • Delivery costs of goods and materials
  • Artificial plants, flowers and or grass
  • Irrigation equipment or water tanks totally more than 50% of the funding sought
  • Garden shed, chicken coops, greenhouse or animal housing totalling more than 50% of the funding requested.
  • Limitation on funding for concrete, paving, stones, fences etc totalling more than 50% of the funding requested.
  • Lawnmowers and/or other machinery
  • Cooking equipment

How to apply

To apply for the Yates® & Life Education’s Growing Good Gardens Grants 2019, groups can complete the application form on the Life Education Australia’s website -

Conditions of receiving a grant 

All funding for the Yates® & Life Education’s Growing Good Gardens Grants 2019 will be provided and administered by Yates® in the form of a cheque payment.

Successful applicants must:

  • Conduct the project according to the activities and budget for which the funding was approved and received.
  • Grant funds must be spent on the project budget items within 12 months of receiving funds even if the project may be ongoing.
  • Provide a progress report (A short summary on the ‘Activities undertaken’ so far and photographs of the project) by 29th November 2019.
  • Provide a final report on outcomes of the project, including photographs and how funds were spent by 30th June 2020.
  • Permit Life Education Australia and Yates® to use project reports and photos for promotional purposes across website, social media etc.
  • Seek permission from the parents / guardians of the group before submitting photographs of children for use by Life Education Australia and Yates®.
  • Agree to receive communications from Life Education.

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Want to know more?

If you have any questions about the Yates® & Life Education’s Growing Good Gardens Grants 2019, please email