Biodiversity Grant for Schools in Melbourne’s South East

Locals Creating Wildlife Passages

“Different members and multi-generations in our community working together to celebrate biodiversity and the uniqueness of our local wildlife”.

In 2012, Bentleigh West Primary School was successful in receiving a Communities for Nature Grant from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Enviroment (DSE). ‘Locals Creating Wildlife Passages’ will support wildlife habitat pathways from different locations in the Glen Eira, Bayside and Kingston municipalities. Local schools, kindergartens and retirement villages will expand their habitat index rating and support native wildlife by using knowledge and skills acquired during a series of community events, including professional development sessions and a special student leadership and community conference.

Schools participating in the ‘Locals Creating Wildlife Passages’ will receive:

  • Funding to develop (eg. preparation, planting) a part of a school ground or local site in order to support indigenous animals.
  • Training for both staff, students and school community members on how to audit your school grounds, develop garden areas and better support indigenous animals.
  • Free professional development sessions eg. building indigenous gardens, information about local animals (CRT funding provided).
  • Free student leadership and community conference to assist student teams with developing a garden to support animals (CRT funding provided).
  • The use of a wildlife capture cameras to see what animals your site attracts.
  • Signage to acknowledge participation in the Locals Creating Wildlife Passages project.
  • Support for a community celebration at the end of your garden project.

This project will start in 2012 in the lead up to garden creation in 2013.

For more information, please visit
Applications close 5pm on Friday 10th August 2012.

By Bentleigh West Primary School|2017-11-06T17:13:41+10:00April 24th, 2013|0 Comments