Sustainable Schools Grants

Sustainable SchoolsCouncil offers primary schools and pre-schools within the Bathurst.

Region grants of up to $400 to undertake sustainability or environmental projects that involve and teach students about these subjects. The program is offered every year, subject to funding.

The next round of grant funding will open in March 2019 If you are inspired to start now, you can download your Sustainable Schools Grant Program application form here

For more information please contact Council's Environmental Section on (02) 6333 6511.

Sustainable Schools NSW - A Curriculum focused resource hub for environmental education

Sustainable schools NSW aims to connect environmental educators with relevant resources, interactive lessons and a like-minded community to help spread the important message of sustainability to future generations. Sustainable Schools is managed by the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW.

To find out more about this program go to:

2017 Sustainable Schools

The 2017 program was another busy year with all the participating schools and centres getting busy in the outdoors.

To see them all in action and see some great photos of their projects click here.

2016 Program

The successful projects in 2016 included a strong focus on native and edible gardens.

Little Scallywags Raindrops Keep Falling in my Tank
Scallywags Kitchen Garden Orchard
Goodstart Early Learning Centre Native Garden Part 1
Kelso Children's Centre Natural Constructed Garden - Greenhouse
Vacation Day Care and
Family Day Care and
Early Start Preschool Kelso
Nature's Bountiful Table that Shares
West Bathurst Preschool Drought Tolerant Garden
Assumption Catholic School Renewing Our Vegetable Garden
Carenne School Sustainable Water
Hill End Public School Hill End Seed Saver Bank
O'Connell Public School Native Trees for Native Bees
Perthville Public School Three Way Recycling Station
Rockley Public School Establish a Native Garden
Sofala Public School Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
Wattle Flat Public School Vegetable Garden Refurbishment

To view the August 2016 Newsletter click here.

To view the December 2016 Newsletter click here.


2015 Program

Council funded 16 new projects, providing $400 to each centre/school. The successful projects were:

Bathurst South Public School  Making our own Pots
Carenne School New School Garden
Hill End Public School Hill End Kitchen Garden
Early Start Kelso Kitchen Garden Project
Keppel Street Kindy Water! Water! Water!
Macquarie Tutorial Centre Water Harvesting and Compost
Eglinton Public School John Halstead Memorial Garden
Little Scallywags Mud Kitchen
Perthville Public School New School Garden
Raglan Public School Improving Biodiversity and Habitat Sharing
Scallywags Childcare Centre Kitchen Garden Part II
Sofala Public School Sofala Soil Improvement
St Philomena's School Bicentenary Garden
West Bathurst Preschool Recycling Waste
TOWRI Macs Centre Caring for our Future
Wattle Flat Public School Ornamental to Permaculture

Additional projects were funded in 2015 instead of awarding an eco-prize pack.

To view the July 2015 Newsletter click here

To view the December 2015 Newsletter click here


2014 Program

Council funded 12 great projects, providing $400 to each centre/ school for their fantastic project.  The following centres and schools were funded:

Early Start Kelso Preschool and Family Centre

Everyday Learning

Sofala Public School

Water saving with Irrigation and Pump

Little Scallywags Childcare Centre

Bush Tucker Garden

Rockley Public School

Recycling 'Central'

Bathurst South Public School

Irrigating the Greenhouse

West Bathurst Preschool

Sustainable Living Cottage

Mitchell Early Learning Centre

Mitchell Mushroom Makers

Carenne School

Healthy Gardening at Carenne

Macquarie Tutorial Centre

Water Harvesting Tank Replacement

Keppel St Kindy

Worm Farm

Kelso Children's Centre

Promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly living with the very young

Bathurst West Public School

Aboriginal Garden

CONGRATULATIONS! Mitchell Early Learning Centre were the winners of the 2014 Sustainable Schools Program for their Mitchell Mushroom Makers project.

To view the July 2014 Newsletter click here

To view the November 2014 Newsletter click here


2013 Program

In 2013, the program changed and 11 schools and centres were offered $400 with the chance to win a $1000 Eco-prize pack. The successful projects were:

Early Start Kelso Recycling with Worms
Elizabeth Chifley Memorial Preschool Sustainable Water Play and Garden Watering
Mitchell Early Learning Centre Mitchell Cheeky Chickens
Scallywags Child Care Centre Wormy Worm World Farm
Eglinton Public School Reptile Sanctuary
Macquarie Tutorial Centre Shadehouse Planting
Rockley Public School The Hilton Henhouse
Sofala Public School Energy Savers - Energy and its Sustainable Use
St Philomena's School Kitchen Garden
Trunkey Public School Healthier School Canteen
Wattle Flat Public School Moving on from just gardens

A summary of the projects can be found in the following newsletters

To view the July 2013 Newsletter click here

To view the November 2013 Newsletter click here




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