Eco grants for teachers open at Teachers Mutual Bank Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2014 Eco grants for teachers open at Teachers Mutual Bank 30 January 2014 30 January 2014 Eco grants for teachers open at Teachers Mutual Bank The Teachers Environment Fund is now open for Term 1. We are offering grants of up to $2,000 each to help schools, TAFEs and CITs make their environment projects a reality. Making learning fun and engaging will encourage students to learn about their environment and will help contribute to a sustainable future for all of us. "We believe teaching sustainability is as important as practising it. The more our next generation know how to look after the world now, the more we can all look forward to later. Through this programme, we are helping teachers ping their sustainability projects to life." “It’s a great way to get your students out of the classroom while keeping them totally engaged", said Teachers Mutual Bank CEO Steve James. Besides a well-thought out project with environmental benefits, the judges will be looking for that secret ingredient—a passion for teaching sustainability. Once the grants have been awarded, Teachers Mutual Bank will showcase the efforts of the winning schools, so that others can learn and be inspired. Details: Applications open Monday, 3 February and close Friday, 11 April 2014. Applications must be from the teacher who is leading the project, who should also be a member of Teachers Mutual Bank and teach in a public school, TAFE or CIT in NSW, ACT, WA and NT. Background Since its launch in 2008, the Teachers Environment Fund has distributed $312,000 to over 100 schools and TAFE/CITs. In 2013 we funded 25 projects in schools across Australia, which have a total of 19,000 students and 1,458 teachers Recipients have used the grants for various initiatives such as sustainable gardens, native tree planting, indigenous creeks and worm farms, to name a few. Learn more about the Teachers Environment Fund Back to top.