Schools on the Peninsula are being encouraged to apply for landcare grants aimed at helping to educate students on the importance of the environment.
With grants of up to $1,000 available, the 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program enables recipients to use the grant to grow vegetables, compost, create a worm farm, or develop other environment projects in their community.
Woolworths Umina and Woolworths Woy Woy Group Manager, Steven Holmes, said the program aimed at inspiring Aussie environment champions on the Peninsula.
“The grants help deliver programs that not only educate younger generations on how to be more environmentally conscious, but also get Woy Woy Peninsula students hands-on and directly supporting the growth of a sustainable, greener future,” Holmes said.
Primary schools and early learning centres can also apply for a Bee Bonus which offers $500 of extra funding to support the conservation of Australia’s bee population.
“The Bee Bonus puts the spotlight on the impact honeybees and native bees have on our ecosystem, creating awareness and encouraging positive action,” Holmes said.
“If we work together, we can help support growth of flora and fauna so that bees can continue their vital role in supporting our agricultural systems and improving biodiversity.”
The bonus was added to the program after last summer’s bushfire crisis impacted the ability of honeybees to provide pollination to crops.
The program is funded through purchases of the Woolworths Bag for Good™, an initiative that was launched in June 2018 when Woolworths removed single-use plastic shopping bags across all stores.
More information about the program can be found at landcareaustralia.org.au/woolworthsgrants.
Media release, Feb 12