In 2014 the VSGP introduced a new Grants program designed to provide seed funding to schools to establish new gardens in their schools. It is the VSGP’s belief that all schools should be encouraged to consider their grounds and outdoor learning as an important part of their student’s education.
School gardens make interesting and involving outdoor classrooms. By establishing and/or expanding the green environment in schools (no matter what the size whether it is a vertical garden in a small space or a grand project of the entire school grounds) not only improves the aesthetic appearance but can make an exciting outside learning environment with greater benefits of student health and wellbeing. By involving students in the process helps them to take ownership, pride and care of the space.
The Grants program has a variety of Grant categories to enter with nursery vouchers and garden product prizes for schools to win and are open to all State Government, Catholic and Independents schools across Victoria.
The 2020 Grants will be launched on the 2nd March and the entry closing date has been extended until Friday 26th June due to the closure of schools.
Click below to view past Grant results.