$10,000 in Growing Good Garden Grants on offer
Life Education and Yates have paired up to offer $10,000 worth of Growing Good Gardens Grants to schools and community groups in 2020 with the aim of encouraging children, schools and families to get active and learn more about nutrition.
Ten grants, of $1,000 each are on offer, with teachers, coaches and community leaders alike encouraged to apply to create a garden space where children can learn healthy habits and improve their physical and mental well-being.
Over 1,000 applications were received in 2019, with Life Education saying “we are excited to see what schools and community groups have planned for 2020.”
“Getting children’s 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 encouraging healthy eating,” Angie Thomas, Horticulture Consultant to Yates said.
Kellie Sloane, Life Education Australia CEO, said the group is excited to play a role in encouraging children to be active and make healthy decisions when it comes to food.
“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,” she added.
A number of ideas and inspirations have been provided by Life Education, to inspire applicants to think outside the box, including butterfly gardens, pizza gardens, and crunch and sip gardens.
To complete an application form or to learn more about the terms and conditions of the grants, please see here.
Applications are open until 28 August 2020.
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