Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program helps early learners grow
More than 100,000 children around Australia, including those attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, are set to benefit from “hands on” environmental interaction this month, as funding for specific projects flows through thanks to the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant benefits.
Grants of up to $1,000 for Australian primary schools and early learning centres have been made available, with the intention of helping to fund hands-on projects focusing on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats.
In this funding round, over 600 educational settings will benefit from the grants, the second allocated in 2019.
Speaking about the value of the grants, Landcare Australia CEO Dr Shane Norrish said “Getting involved with environmental projects at this early stage in their development will help equip children with the ability, knowledge and resources to take meaningful action to protect our shared local and national biodiversity as they grow up.”
Young Australians are increasingly aware of the environment they are living in “which is why it is no surprise that the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program are proving to be very popular,” Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Claire Peters said.
Ms Peters explained that the funding is part of a broader commitment by Woolworths “to build the next generation of environmental champions by providing hands-on learning experiences to help make our future greener.”
An interactive map tracks the journey of over 1,155 Woolworths Junior Landcare projects that are happening across the country, which are funded through the sale of the “Bag for good” campaign in Woolworths grocery stores around the country.