Applications for the 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program are now open for Manning and Great Lakes region.
Up to a thousand Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are being offered, for up to $1000 each.
Schools in the Manning and Great Lakes region can use the grant to grow a vegetable or bush tucker garden, composting, worm farm or other environmental projects in their schools and communities, helping to educate the younger generation about the importance of the environment.
Primary schools and early learning centres across Manning and Great Lakes region can also apply for a Bee Bonus, as part of a $1.5million investment by Woolworths into the program.
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Primary schools and early learning centres can also apply for a Bee Bonus, in addition to the $1000 grant. The Bee Bonus offers $500 of extra funding to support the conservation of Australia's bee population.
An estimated 15.6 million hectares of native Australian forest was destroyed in the 2019-2020 bushfire crisis, resulting in a negative impact on the ability of honey bees to provide pollination services to Australian crops and horticulture.
With bees and pollination a crucial part of the horticultural and agricultural industry in Australia, schools and early learning centres can use the Bee Bonus in the development of native beehives, pollinator gardens or bee education programs. The contribution will help schools to do their part to support bees so they can continue their good work in the environment.
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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.
To find out more about the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program and to apply, visit landcareaustralia.org.au/woolworthsgrants