Scot MacDonald
21st Apr 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today encouraged schools on the Central Coast and in the Hunter to apply for grants from the NSW Environmental Trust’s Eco Schools Grant Program when it opens for applications on Monday 30th April.

The Eco School Grants Program is designed to support and nurture students’ passion to protect and learn about the environment, with a total of eighty grants worth $3,500 each.

“The NSW Environmental Trust Eco School Grants provide schools across NSW with the opportunity to deliver hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The grants can be used to support a variety of environmental projects from edible and sustainable eco-gardens, waste audits and learning about enhancing native habitat.”

“I encourage educators and school communities to apply for one of the eighty grants which aim to promote environmental sustainability knowledge, values and behavior.”

Previous recipients in the Hunter have included Kurri Kurri High School, Merewether Public School, Largs Public School, Nillo Infants School, Adamstown Public School, Swansea High School and on the Central Coast, Our Lady of the Rosary, The Entrance with each school receiving $3,500 under the previous round in December.

“Grants this year will be offered to student focused environmental management projects, including litter and waste reduction, water and energy conservation, bush regeneration, habitat improvement and food gardens.

All NSW Registered schools, registered on the Sustainable Schools NSW website, can apply for funding as long as they have not received funding under the previous 2017 round.

Grant applications can be submitted until Monday 18th June 2018.

Schools can contact the Environmental Trust on (02) 8837 6093, or visit the website for more information: