Grant applications closed late April and the VSGP Advisory Committee spent May reading and evaluating the 160 entries received from 110 Victorian schools. The 46 successful schools will share in $36,000 worth of vouchers and products to undertake their garden project or add to their school yards.
It’s never an easy task choosing the successful schools with so many high-quality entries for proposed garden projects. Many schools just missed out by only points.
The Maxicrop Edible Garden Grant remained our most popular category entry, with many schools wanting to either expand their current program to include more student participation or include a bush tucker garden to complement their Indigenous studies.
The highest number of product grant entries received were for the Warner’s Outdoor Common Room Grant ($2000 plant and tree supply) with schools seeing the value of including a shared outdoor space for health and well-being.
There is another opportunity for schools to receive funds or products for existing gardens, by entering the VSGP Awards. While assessing Grant applications we read about many existing gardens which could easily qualify for an Award. For more information on the Awards program please click here.
To view 2019 Grant Recipients.