Apply for a Roots & Shoots Mini Grant 2020
Do you a have big idea that will benefit animals, people or our environment*?
Or a project that will support your local community - but just need some cash to get going?
Then the Roots & Shoots Mini Grants program is your chance to make it happen!
Roots & Shoots Australia invites all our members to apply for a mini grant of $250 or $500 to help fund a project this spring to create a difference to your local area. Your project can be youth-lead, address a local school or community need, or even contribute to national change. If your idea creates a positive outcome for animals, people, or our shared environment then it's eligible! You just have to be a member to qualify, which is easy: just sign up here for free.
To apply, fill out our application form with your personal details, plus more about your project. It can be big or tiny - it's your thinking and passion that matters. Be creative. Use words, drawings, photos or even video to express what you want to do and why. We can then share this on our website (with your permission) to celebrate your unique vision to inspire others to start their own. But hurry: applications close 15 July 2020.
Together, we can help Australian nature thrive!
*NB: The project period must take place from 1 August to 30 November 2020.
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Roots & Shoots Australia Mini Grants are supported by funds from the Une Parkinson Foundation
2019 Mini Grants Winners
Abby Gee (NSW): Work with local school and community to rehabilitate koala habitat in the Northern Rivers area. ($500)
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 worked alongside 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, students planted under-story beneath large trees that provided for local species and by default, created a student safe zone as well. The added bonus of this project was 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 was used on garden and students benefited from first hand observation of life cycles. ($250)