Nimbin Central School awarded $15k Sustainable Schools Grant

MEMBER for Lismore Janelle Saffin MP has congratulated Nimbin Central School, one of the recipients of the latest round of a $10 million NSW grants scheme supporting students to develop innovative sustainability projects at their schools.

“I’m pleased that Nimbin Central School was awarded the maximum grant of $15,000 for its student-led program to improve the environment around the school campus,” Ms Saffin said.

“The Nimbin community is renowned for its focus on environmental sustainability and it is very gratifying that this ethos is alive and well among the school’s student cohort.”

The Sustainable Schools Grants program is in its fourth year and offers all NSW public schools and preschools up to $15,000 for student-led initiatives that improve the environment at schools. Across the state, this round of grants totalled just under $1 million and went to 71 schools.

Grant applications were awarded based on a number of criteria, including the project’s ability to improve the sustainability of the school environment, its connection to the curriculum and the hands-on activities included in the project.

“The grants program inspires and empowers students and school communities to develop ideas and put plans in place that will benefit the environment by helping to save energy or water, reduce waste, or improve biodiversity,” Ms Saffin said.

More than 600 school projects have so far been funded over the past four years, totalling more than $8.5 million.

Wednesday, 19 July 2023