Grant Program

LES PERRY MEMORIAL GRANT PROGRAM

INFORMATION AND CRITERIA

The Les Perry Memorial Grant Program was instigated in 2010 to recognise the substantial contribution made to SRWRA by the late Les Perry. Les Perry was the Executive Officer of SRWRA from 1999 to 2007 and his dedicated and tireless efforts are acknowledged in the waste management industry.

PURPOSE
The grant aims to support projects and activities that contribute to the education of primary school students in the area of waste minimisation and recycling.

The purpose of the grant is to assist in the development of a school or individual class project that encourages student participation and offers innovative approaches to recycle or re-use materials and resources sustainably.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
• Any Primary School located in the Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay Council areas.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA
The application:
• must have a clearly stated purpose and a clear plan for achieving this purpose
• must comply with recognised Australian Standards and must observe any relevant Federal, State or Local Government regulations or guidelines
• all projects must relate to the purpose of the grant
• all projects must achieve waste minimisation or recycling outcomes

WHAT PRIORITIES DETERMINE THE ALLOCATION OF GRANTS?
Given the limited availability of funds, priority will be given to projects that:
• satisfy the essential criteria
• demonstrate significant benefit to the student’s education
• indicate an innovative approach to recycle or re-use materials and resources sustainability

2023 School Projects

Projects completed in 2023 ranged from purchasing and labelling bins to aid in recycling to collecting food scraps from classrooms to fuel compost bins. These compost bins help add nutrients back into soil and garden beds that produce fruit and vegetables used in kitchen garden programs in primary schools.
These photos display some of the efforts of the school hard working students and teachers.
(SRWRA obtained permission from the schools and the student’s guardians to use these photos).

2022 School Projects

The photos attached show some of the efforts of the school students and teachers. (SRWRA obtained permission from the schools and the student’s guardians’ to use these photos).

Clarendon Primary School

Rubbish Bin Shelter

Dara School

Worm Farm – Our OSHC uses it for all the kitchen scraps, and it produces fabulous worms for our veggie garden. Thank you for the opportunity.

Lonsdale Heights Primary School

Establishment of vegetable garden beds – Our lovely healthy garden

McAuley Community School

Purchase of Binshift Bins – Thank you for the opportunity to refine our school’s waste streams.

McAuley Community School

We are very grateful to have received the grant this year, to support our in-classroom composting, sustainability learning, and vegetable/herb gardens!

Noarlunga Downs Primary School

Formed a Student Waste Committee to facilitate a recycling bin system school wide.

Suneden Special School

Westminster School

Projects Completed 2021

Projects completed in 2021 ranged from purchasing bins for recycling in the classroom, collecting food scraps for composting and the resultant vegetable and flower gardens to collecting 10c containers and using the money to help establish a legacy garden to attract butterflies and bees.

The photos attached show some of the efforts of the school students and teachers. (SRWRA obtained permission from the schools and the student’s guardians’ to use these photos).

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