Supporting the independent education community

Environment Grants 2022


IEU members are invited to apply on behalf of their schools, colleges or early childhood centres for one of six grants of $3000 each, sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB) and the union, to help with their environmental projects. TMB and IEU have a proud history of funding and supporting education projects that bring sustainability initiatives to life.


There is no definitive list of possible activities, but typical projects include habitat conservation, biodiversity and tree-planting, outdoor learning areas, vegetables in kitchen gardens, organic produce, water and energy saving, waste, recycling and composting projects, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental projects.


The eligibility criteria include long-term viability of the project, a link to a broader environmental education strategy, and effective management of the project.


Key dates

  • Applications open: Monday 18 July 2022
  • Applications close: midnight Tuesday 4 October 2022

There is an expectation that successful recipients will provide a brief video presentation along with image files at completion of the project outlining how their project has progressed and what have been the benefits to their school or centre.


Winners will be announced in October 2022, with a formal presentation proposed for the AGM.


For more information on the application process, please contact or APPLY NOW!  


IEU TMB environment grants 2022


See our 2020 Projects and meet our 2021 winners: