School programs

Cessnock City Council supports a number of environmental education initiatives for schools in the Cessnock Local Government Area:

Plants & compost supply 

Council provides schools and preschools with native plants and compost (produced from our garden organics kerbside collection) for events such as World Environment Day or National Tree Day.

School environment grants

Schools are encouraged to apply if they're planning or undertaking a project that has an environmental focus. Eligible past projects include:

  • Vegetable, sensory, bush-tucker and native gardens, chicken coups, compost or worm-farms
  • Native animals and birds habitat projects
  • Waste reduction, energy or water saving projects
  • Environmental competitions, excursions or teacher training

The next round of school environment grants will open January 2025.