Kalamunda Primary uses Mini Grant money for the Protection of Natives
Kalamunda Primary School was recently lucky enough to receive a Mini Grant from Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program.
Kalamunda is using the funds to educate their pupils on native flora and fauna, with the construction of a frog pond to attract and protect native frogs in their local area.
They have also used the money to plant native flowering plants and install insect houses to attract pollinators such as native bees and butterflies, which will help benefit and promote the growth of native wildlife.
They are using the garden as an educational resource across the school to help students learn about lifecycles, plant growth, germination, pollination and food chains.
Kalamunda Primary School would like to thank the Jane Goodall Institute Australia and the Roots and Shoots Program for its generous support of our young environmental warriors!
Credit: Theo Crazzolara
And the winners of the 2019 mini grants are.....
We were overwhelmed by the response to our Mini Grant opportunity and received over seventy applications! All of the projects were thoughtful, and worthy, and making a decision was extremely difficult.
For those that missed out on a mini grant in 2019 we encourage you to find a way to make it happen anyway. Our fantastic team of state coordinators is just a click away and can offer support to turn you plans into action.
But now for the big announcement…..the winners of the 2019 Mini grants are…..
Annangrove Public School (NSW): Rehabilitate habitat addressing specific needs of locally threatened population of Glossy Black Cockatoos. ($250)
Ava Webster (QLD): Work with Kenmore Girl Guides and Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland to address specific issues threatening the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. ($500)
Emily Walker (QLD): Campaign and create workshops to educate about waste management (particularly single use and soft plastics packaging) and climate change initiatives ($250).
Mark Oliphont College (SA): The college will work with indigenous educators, AAEE and the Bring Back the Butterflies Project to educate students in creating habitat for local pollinators and other invertebrates. ($500)
Mac Robertson Girls High School (VIC): Multiple projects to raise awareness about sustainability and provide workshops and solutions to educate fellow students. ($500)
Portland North Primary School (VIC): As a proactive solution to removing tree branches (that may eventually drop in student areas) students will plant under-story beneath large trees that provide for local species and by default, create a student safe zone as well. The added bonus of this project is increasing awareness of local species needs and students connection to nature. ($250)
Margaret River Independent School (WA): Frog pond targeted for eight specific frog species (assisted by Frog Watch) with occurrence monitored for citizen science project run by Western Australian Museum. ($500)
Kalamunda Primary School Environment Committee (WA): Frog pond (with solar pump to circulate water) and habitat for pollinators including constant flowering source and butterfly and bee hotels. Compost generated at school is used on garden and students will benefit from first hand observation of life cycles. ($250)
Congratulations to all our winners!
We look forward to showcasing the progress of your fantastic projects shortly.
If you have a project that needs an injection of funds - please apply for a mini grant with Roots and Shoots. Applications for 2020 will open about May. Watch this space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mini grants are available to Roots & Shoots Australia members only. Becoming a member is easy and completely free! Simply register here to be eligible to apply for a Roots & Shoots mini-grant.
You are eligible to apply if you are in Australia, a member of Roots & Shoots, your project is youth lead, and it will create positive outcomes for animals, people, or the environment.
No, anyone in Australia can apply! Individuals, community groups, school groups, non-profit groups, and families can apply if their project meets the eligibility criteria.
Members will be notified of the status of their application after the deadline has passed.
Your mini grant will be deposited electronically into a bank account nominated by you.
You should receive your mini grant within 6 weeks of the application deadline.
Yes, successful applicants are required to submit a mid year report and a final report by October 1st, 2019
Roots & Shoots campaigns come in all shapes and sizes. If your campaign continues beyond the final report deadline, simply report on what you have accomplished at that time. Be sure to also include a description of your goals for the future.
Unfortunately, no. If you miss the deadline for 2019 you will need to wait until the 2020 application round opens.
Still have questions? Send us an email at email@example.com
Roots & Shoots Australia Mini Grants are supported by funds from the Une Parkinson Foundation