Cessnock City Council supports a number of environmental education initiatives for schools in the Cessnock Local Government Area:
Dirtgirlworld’s 'Get Grubby Program'
Council has subscribed to the Get Grubby program for early childhood and early primary years (up to Year 3).
The program focuses on the enrichment of the early learner and support for their educators around environmental sustainability.
To find out how you can be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Grants for 2021-22 are now open and close on Friday 26 February 2021. Guidelines and application forms have been posted to school principals or can be accessed here(PDF, 130KB).