Monday December 1, 2014
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies today announced two environmental grants totalling $6,000 to fund new environmental projects in the electorate.
Tanya Davies said the NSW Government was providing the grants to support students and educators at local schools.
“Glenmore Park High School will use a $2,500 Eco Schools grant for their recycling, recovery and reuse project.
“Students will establish a recycling zone for all suitable materials and organise the re-use or distribution of recycled matter.
“At Kurrambee School, students will use a $3,500 Food Gardens in Schools grant to build an accessible orchard and Aboriginal food garden near an existing garden.
“This school caters to students with varied and significant disabilities and the project will help students understand how healthy food is produced sustainably” Said Tanya Davies.
NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes said these grants were part of a $2.4 million funding round for schools, community groups, research organisations and government agencies.
“In this round of Environmental Trust grants, the NSW Government is funding 122 projects across four programs: Eco Schools, Food Gardens in Schools, Environmental Research and Environmental Education.
“We have awarded grants to 50 Food Gardens in Schools projects worth $175,000, half of which has been targeted to assist students with special learning needs. A further $115,000 has been awarded to fund 46 Eco Schools projects.
“In this round of funding the NSW Government has awarded a further $2.1 million to fund eight ambitious research projects and 18 educational programs, all of which will generate knowledge and deliver benefits to the state’s environment.
“I encourage educators, community members, government employees and researchers to view the successful projects in this round and consider applying to the NSW Environmental Trust for funding in the future.
“Protecting and enhancing the environment of NSW is our shared responsibility and these funding programs support the community to care for their own environments” Tanya said.
The NSW Government has awarded 134 grants totalling $35.2 million through the Environmental Trust’s contestable grants programs so far this financial year.
The NSW Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body established by the NSW Government to fund a broad range of organisations to undertake projects that enhance the environment of NSW. The Trust is chaired by the Minister for the Environment.
View this round’s recipients and read more about these programs: