Green­ing the fu­ture

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - Land­careaus­ wool­worths­grants

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.

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