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Environmental Education for Schools Grants 2018

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 4:00PM 30 March 2018 (AWST).

 

WHAT IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR SCHOOLS GRANT?

The grant provides funding for activities to be delivered and facilitated by professionals in the environmental education for sustainability field.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Only primary, secondary, K-12 schools in the City of Cockburn are eligible to apply.

 

WHAT IS FUNDED AND HOW OFTEN?

The grant funds workshops, activities or presentations delivered by environmental educators. A list of educators is provided for applicants to choose preferences from, with the option to suggest alternative educators. Selection criteria that need to be met are contained in these guidelines and on the application form.

Successful applicants can receive up to $1,000 (plus GST, if applicable) to go towards the activities nominated. If an excursion is nominated, some grant funds may be used towards transport fees.

 

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applications are invited annually from all schools in the City of Cockburn. The annual funding round will close at the end of March each year.

 

LIMITATIONS AND CONDITIONS

  • The successful request for an Environmental Education for Schools Grant in any year does not imply any ongoing commitment of the same or similar contribution in following years.
  • Funding will not be provided:
    • for equipment or consumables (only the educator, incursion or excursion associated fees)
    • retrospectively for events that have already occurred, or due to occur within two months’ of the application’s lodgement
    • for any activity or event that will be divisive in communities by denigrating, excluding, or offending community groups
    • if your activity or event may present a hazard to the community or environment
    • if you have not acquitted any previous City of Cockburn funding
    • to multiple applications from the one applicant

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS

The following are examples of environmental educators schools may engage, but are not limited to.

Incursions:

1. Bush Wisdom: Reptiles and Bush Survival - Learn about local reptiles living around Cockburn, snake awareness and bush survival skills (live animals on display).

2. Educated by Nature: Provides learning experiences in a variety of natural spaces to facilitate connection to self, nature and community.

3. Natsync Environmental: Microbats - Video based presentation with numerous quirky facts and photos of bats (live animals subject to availability).

4. Spineless Wonders: The ‘not so small’ insects and spiders that live around us (live animals on display).

5. Captain Cleanup: Be amazed by Captain Cleanup, see how he makes recycling and waste management exciting for all.

6. REMIDA Recycled Materials Workshop: Learn how to make amazing crafts and useful accessories from recycled materials.

7. Science Alive: Discover new ways to make science experiments fun for all involved.

Excursions:

1. Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre Inc.: Leave the school grounds behind and enter the underwater world of wetlands and water conservation. Many activities on offer ranging from macro-invertebrates and water quality sampling to bird surveying and much more.

2. Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) Inc.: Meet the local animals undergoing rehabilitation and learn about wildlife caring.

 

Please refer to the Environmental Education for Schools Grant Guidelines before proceeding with an application.

 

Please note: the closing dates fall on the Easter holiday long weekend, and we strongly encourage all applicants to have started their applications well in advance of this time. The office will be unattended for all funding enquiries from 4pm on Thursday 29 March 2018.

 

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Welcome to the City of Cockburn's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in the application form. Please ensure you save as you go as you will be logged out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM

On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the My Applications link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the Download button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will find a Review button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel.  You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your submission has NOT been received.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a zip drive, or similar. You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB the larger the file, the longer the upload time. If you are not able to upload a document, please contact us for support (see contact details above).

COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

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