Your online application must answer/include the following:
- Write a brief description about your proposed garden project and why it is important to your school. Is this project part of a larger garden project?
- How will your students be involved in this project? What educational outcomes will be achieved through this particular project? If so, please include details.
- Will the wider community be involved in this project? If so, how?
- Include a budget on the cost of the project.
- Please outline a timeframe/schedule for completion of your project.
Your application will be assessed on:
- Quality of entry for proposed garden project
- Level of detail provided
- Broadscale application or targeted grant
- How well is the project aligned with the chosen grant?
- Is there a clear plan?
- Expected educational benefits
- Incorporation of project into school curriculum
- Student involvement? Expected involvement of students in the project and beyond
- Community support for the project
- Does the project include the wider community – parents , volunteers, community
- Project Budget
- Detail of the budget provided. Does the school have a realistic view of the cost involved for the project?
- Previously received VSGA support or funding for School Garden?
- Priority will be given to schools that have not received a Victorian Schools Garden Award/Grant in the last 12 months?
- Merit and need
Preference will be given to applications which:
- Demonstrate strong student involvement and directly engage students with planning and on-ground gardening activities
- Are linked to educational outcomes for the school community
- Are supported by the wider community
- Gardens which are sustainability focused and that reuse and recycle where ever possible
- Are part of an ongoing commitment to promoting gardening activities within the school environment