Primary schools, early learning centres urged to apply for Junior Landcare Grants funding

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Applications for Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are now open.
Camera IconApplications for Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are now open. Credit: Supplied/Woolworths

Primary schools and early learning centres across the South West are being invited to apply for funding for environmental-based projects.

The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program is offering educational institutions up to $1000 to assist with projects to help inspire some of the region’s youngest residents to play an active role in helping protect the environment into the future.

The funding is available for hands-on environmental learning projects including those focused on sustainable food production, improving waste management, enhancing native habitats and deepening First Nations perspectives.

Landcare Australia chief executive Shane Norrish said the organisation had always recognised the “vital role” of children in taking care of the natural environment through its Junior Landcare program.

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“We look forward to seeing even more children have the opportunity to take on this role,” he said.

“Moreover, as we continue to grow the number of First Nations perspective resources on the Junior Landcare Learning Centre, we are thrilled to be able to support local children and educators in building their knowledge of traditional land management and cultural heritage when it comes to caring for our land and water.”

A total of $1 million worth of grants is available across the country.

Applications for the grants close on March 17 and can be applied for at www.juniorlandcare.org.au.

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