Supporting the independent education community

Environment Grants now open!

IEU members are invited to apply on behalf of their schools, colleges or early childhood centres for one of five Environment Grants of $3000 each, sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank, to help with your environmental projects.

Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB) has a proud history of funding education projects that bring sustainability projects to life and is the sole sponsor of this initiative.

There is no definitive list of possible activities, but typical projects include habitat conservation, biodiversity and tree planting; outdoor learning areas; vegetable and kitchen gardens, organic produce; water and energy savings; waste, recycling and composting projects and Aboriginal cultural projects. Eligibility criteria include the long term viability of the project, a link to broader environmental education strategy and effective management of the project.

Applications opened Wednesday 26 April 2017

Applications will close Wednesday 19 July 2017

The project implementation dates from the time of grant announcement to the end of the school year 2017.
Successful grant applications announced on Friday 18 August 2017. Profile of members' winning applications published in Newsmonth Issue 6 2017.

For application forms and further information contact Keith Heggart at

You are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible.