Greening the future
Local primary schools and early learning centres can plan for a greener future, with applications open for the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program.
The program is funded with money from the sale of the Woolworths’ ‘bag for good’, which was launched on June 20 when the supermarket went single-use plastic bag free.
Sales so far have raised more than $500 000 towards the program, which will help young Australians be hands on with gardening and recycling projects.
At least 500 $1000 grants are available in this round.
Woolworths Cobram store manager Craig Kelly said the supermarket was proud applications were now open for program, had been made possible through to the support of Cobram customers who had bought bags.
‘‘It is fantastic to see that this money will be put back into schools and early learning centres to help inspire the next generation of environmental champions — this is one of the ways that we are helping to support a greener future for Australia,’’ he said.
‘‘We look forward to seeing primary schools and early learnings centres in our area apply for the grant and to get their hands dirty on gardening and recycling projects.
‘‘We also want to remind customers that if the bag for good they purchased ever gets damaged, we’ll replace it for free no matter when you bought it from us.’’
Schools and early learning centres can find out more and apply at Grant applications close on November 23 with grants provided in the New Year.