The littlest green thumbs in NSW have received grants to improve their school sustainability projects.

NSW Nationals Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell has announced the recipients of the inaugural Sustainable Schools Grants program. Awards ranging from $1100 – $15,000 have been granted to public schools across NSW as part of the new student-led program focused on improving the environment at schools.

“Congratulations to all 194 schools that have received grants to create or improve their sustainability projects,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Schools across the state have submitted fantastic innovative sustainability projects such as kitchen gardens, water storage strategies, and even bee highways to improve biodiversity.

“Schools like Holsworthy High School who have in partnering with the local community created a beautiful garden that provides a hands-on sustainable garden.”

Schools will soon be receiving letters to inform them that their grant applications were successful.

“These grants will empower students and school communities to implement projects that will benefit the environment by helping to save energy or water, reduce waste, or improve biodiversity,” Ms Mitchell said.

The Sustainable Schools Grants program, which provides a total of $10 million over four years, is open to all NSW public schools and preschools with the next application round open in November.