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Sponsored by Woodbridge-based organic producer Kelty Farm, this grant will support one Tasmanian school in implementing a 2024 organic project that aligns with the values of the free Australian Organic Schools (AOS) program.

A one-off grant of $4,000 will be awarded to a proposal that fosters practical learning opportunities, engages students, and increases awareness around the varied benefits of organics.

This grant is open to creative ideas, as long as they pertain to at least one of the three Units explored in the AOS program, suitable for Foundation to Year 10. Some potential ideas are explored below.

Unit 1: From Farm to Me

This unit is based around what organic is, and the processes food and products undergo to move from the farm to the table.

PROJECT IDEA: An excursion to a local certified organic farm or business to learn more about organics.

Unit 2: Organic for Brain, Body & Being

This unit explores the benefits of eating and using organic produce and products.

PROJECT IDEA: A tuckshop/canteen initiative based around certified organic food for students.

Unit 3: Get Growing

This unit contains information about how students can, in a practical way, get growing inside and out.

PROJECT IDEA: Construction of an organic garden or composting system that drives student engagement.

This is a fantastic opportunity to spread the word on organic agriculture in Tasmania. If you are interested in pitching a 2024 project that will deliver meaningful educational opportunities for students and your school community, please read the T&Cs and complete your application form below.

Terms & Conditions

  • Before you apply, you must register with the Australian Organic Schools Program and download the free program resources for your relevant student age group.
  • You must be an employee of a Tasmanian school that aligns with the age profile of the AOS Program (suitable for Foundation to Year 10).
  • You must be permitted to organise and oversee the proposed project in its entirety (eg. Australian Organic Limited cannot provide assistance with logistics for excursions, etc.)
  • The winning grant will be selected based on relevance to organics and the AOS program, as well as practicality, educational merit and scope of student engagement.
  • If selected for this grant, the applicant/representative must provide progress images, as well as a basic report and breakdown of funds used at the conclusion of the project. Funds must be disbursed to the school’s nominated bank account.
  • Grant applications open on Thursday 21 September 2023 and close at COB on Friday 1 December 2023. Timing of the project’s delivery/completion can be discussed with AOL, but must be delivered at some point during the 2024 school year.
  • Grant funds are non-exchangeable and non-transferrable. Australian Organic Limited will contact the winner via phone and email before the conclusion of Term 4 in Tasmania. If the winner does not respond within five (5) business days, a new winner will be selected. Email for any enquiries. This competition is in no way associated with Facebook or Instagram.

Kelty Farm Schools Grant - Application Form

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Describe your organic project idea and its potential value, including why you think it will engage students and which AOS Program Unit it pertains to.
Provide a breakdown of when your project will commence, any key milestones, when your project will conclude, and when you will submit a basic summary of the project upon completion.
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