Exclusive environment grants now open for IEU members
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Exclusive environment grants now open for IEU members

by Freya Lucas

July 18, 2022

Members of the Independent Education Union (IEU) have been invited to apply for one of six grants, worth $3,000 each, to help with environmental projects. 


Sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB) and the union, the grants are non-definitive, but must support education projects that bring sustainability initiatives to life.


Typical projects which have secured funding in the past include habitat conservation, biodiversity and tree-planting, outdoor learning areas, vegetables in kitchen gardens, organic produce, water and energy saving, waste, recycling and composting projects, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental projects.


The eligibility criteria include long-term viability of the project, a link to a broader environmental education strategy, and effective management of the project.


Key dates


  • Applications open: Monday 18 July 2022
  • Applications close: Friday 23 September 2022.


There is an expectation that successful recipients will provide a brief video presentation along with image files at completion of the project outlining how their project has progressed and what have been the benefits to their school or centre.


Winners will be announced in early October 2022, with a formal presentation proposed for the AGM.


For more information on the application process, please contact [email protected]    

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