Growing Good Garden Grants

Guidelines and criteria 2020


Yates® Australia 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 21 July 2020 (9.00am AEST)
Applications close 28 August 2020 (11.59pm AEST)
Assessment of applications 29 August - 14 September 2020
Successful groups announced 17 September 2020
Funds paid to successful groups 18 September – 2 October 2020
Progress report due 28 February 2021
Final report due 30 July 2021


  • 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:

1. Plans that encourage a passion for growing and promoting healthy lifestyle choices
2. Links to Life Education’s ‘Growing Good Friends’ Module. This module explores:

  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • positive relationships
  • personal safety

3. Level of hands-on student, school and community involvement
4. Realistic and detailed project plans
5. Integration into the school curriculum or youth/community group program to maximise environmental learning.

Applicants are encouraged to use the Yates® Australia 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 2020, 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 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 28 February 2021.
  • Provide a final report on outcomes of the project, including photographs and how funds were spent by 31 July 2021.
  • 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®.

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Want to know more?

If you have any questions about the Yates® & Life Education’s Growing Good Gardens Grants 2020, please email