Horizons Regional Council has awarded 10 grants to Enviroschools for environmental and sustainability projects.
The Pat Kelly Enviroschools Action Fund, formally the Enviroschools Action Fund, was renamed at the end of 2019 in memory of former Horizons Councillor Pat Kelly who was a huge advocate for the programme. This fund supports sustainability projects from Enviroschools which are not eligible for Horizons’ Community Grants initiative.
This year’s funding was awarded to:
– Little Kiwis Learning Centre (Whanganui) to develop an orchard;
– Whanganui Girls College (Whanganui) to restore their vegetable gardens;
– Brunswick School (Whanganui) towards the purchase of a new tunnel house;
– Love and Learn Care and Education (Whanganui) to purchase a water tank and irrigation system for the vegetable gardens;
– Follett Street Kindergarten (Rangitākei) to create raised beds for a community garden;
– Tararua College (Tararua) to re-clad an ageing greenhouse to set up a propagation unit;
– Turaki School (Ruapehu) to purchase timber to build a recycled bottle greenhouse;
– Orautoha School (Ruapehu) to re-clad an 18-year-old shade house;
– Newbury School (Manawatū) to purchase a second worm farm;
– Kimbolton School (Manawatū) to purchase fruit trees for a community orchard;