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Growing Good Gardens Grant 2024

Applications are now open!

Herb your enthusiasm! We're pleased to announce applications are open and will close on 29 June 2024.
Enter now for a opportunity to secure a $1,000 garden grant for your school.



Together with Bakers Delight’s Healthy Solutions range, Life Ed is encouraging young people to get gardening and to ask more questions about where their food comes from.

Because fresh thinking can sprout healthy habits – in and beyond the classroom. APPLY NOW!

By telling us about your efforts in the application form below you will have the opportunity to win one of 25 Growing Good Grains Grants – valued at $1,000 – for your primary school, preschool or early learning centre.

In order to give schools more opportunity to secure a grant, applications will be categorised by school type and size. Five grants will be awarded under each of the five categories:  

– Early Learning Centres and Preschools  

– Primary schools with:  

  •  0 to 200 students  
  • 201 to 400 students  
  • 401 to 600 students  
  • 600+ students 

If you have any questions, please email gardengrants@lifeed.org.au.

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Growing Good Gardens Grants Program previous winners

2021 Growing Good Gardens Grant winners pulled out all the stops when it came to designing and executing their 'green' ideas.
Through the Growing Good Grains Grants (GGGG) program, Life Ed and Bakers Delight’s Healthy Solutions range are encouraging children to get gardening and to ask more questions about where their food comes from. As part of the program, primary schools, preschools and early learning centres across Australia, will have the opportunity to win a grant, to establish their very own food garden or to upgrade an existing one.
All primary schools, preschools and early learning centres across Australia seeking to educate young Australians about gardening and healthy living can apply. If you are a teacher or parent interested in applying, please work with your school on your submission.
The GGGG program is only open to entries from primary schools, preschools and early learning centres. This includes K-12 schools, that include students from primary school up to Year 12.

While Life Ed and Bakers Delight are supportive of efforts in secondary school and community garden initiatives, the campaign’s eligibility and educational activities have a focus on primary schools, preschools and early learnings centres to reach more students in these early years.
There are 25 X $1000 school garden grants up for grabs courtesy of Bakers Delight, plus the first 50 submissions will receive a $100 Bakers Delight e-gift card. Applicant schools will also have access to free resources to boost their submissions and create unique learning experiences in the classroom.

From taking a journey through the life cycle of bread, through to growing their own wheat and making their own fresh dough, Life Ed and Bakers Delight’s Healthy Solutions range have created a range of hands-on activities and easy lesson plans that can be tailored according to class needs.
Successful schools will be chosen by a judging panel based on the following criteria:

- Creative and well thought out garden designs
- Plans that encourage children to learn where food comes from, promoting healthy habits
- Level of hands-on student involvement in the project
- Feasible and technically-sound project activities
- Realistic and detailed project budget
- Integration into the classroom, teaching children about healthy eating
- Clearly illustrate the need for the grant money
Schools can apply for a grant from 3 June (9AM AEST) to 29 June 2024 (12am AEST).
The 25 grant winners for the promotional period will be notified by phone or email on w/c 5 August 2024.

We will announce the winners publicly on 15 August 2024.