To help grow the next generation of environmental champions, Woolworths has partnered with Landcare Australia to support the Junior Landcare Program.
Developed for primary schools and early learning centres across Australia, the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program offers opportunities for children to engage in outdoor, hands-on environmental learning activities that promote the development of positive environmental, educational and social outcomes.
The grants of up to $1,000 each encourage children to share knowledge, create experiences and develop skills so they have an understanding and appreciation of sustainable food production, First Nations perspectives, improving waste management and enhancing native habitats.
In 2022, a total of 1,054 primary schools and early learning centres across the country received grants of up to $1,000.
Since the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants launched in 2018, more than 3,800 school groups have shared over $4 million in grant funding.
The Junior Landcare Learning Centre is also made possible with the support of Woolworths. This online platform provides engaging, age appropriate resources to help teachers, parents, community groups, youth groups and children build knowledge and create deeper connections to sustainable land management and conservation activities.
Woolworths also sponsors the Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award, a category in the National Landcare Awards program. This award acknowledges a school, youth organisation or young community landcare team which contributes to raising awareness, sharing knowledge and promoting participation in landcare amongst young people.