Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020

10,000 reasons for schools to turn green

With the support of our partners, Yates®, we are giving away $10,000 worth of grants to schools and community groups in 2020. Encouraging children, schools and families to get active and learn more about nutrition, we have 10 Growing Good Gardens Grants to award, each worth $1,000.

After receiving over 1,000 applications in 2019, we are excited to see what schools and community groups have planned for 2020!

Apply for a grant

Teachers, coaches and community leaders alike are encouraged to apply to create a garden space where kids can learn healthy habits and improve their physical and mental well-being.

"Getting kids’ hands grubby in the garden is not only a great way for them to be active out in the fresh air, but also teaching where their food comes from and encourage healthy eating." Angie Thomas, Horticulture Consultant to Yates

"These grants extend the Life Education experience from the classroom to the garden, getting kids active and teaching them first-hand about the benefits of healthy eating" said Kellie Sloane, Life Education Australia CEO

“We are excited to play a role in encouraging children to be active and make healthy decisions when it comes to food”

Garden inspiration

Good thought starters to grow healthy habits
If you don’t know where to start your garden or you’re looking for some inspiration, these ideas will help give you to visualise the type of garden you could start at your school or community group, as part of our ‘Growing Good Gardens Grants’ program.

Raised vegie patch

Raised vegie patch

Pizza garden

Pizza Garden

Butterfly garden

Bee and Butterfly Garden

Crunch & Sip garden

Crunch and Sip Garden

Bush tucker garden

Bush tucker garden

Citrus orchard

Citrus Orchard

Apply for the Growing Good Gardens Grant

Applying is easy; visit lifeeducation.org.au/gardengrants and complete the application form to win. Applications close 2 October 2020.

Start your application