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Assistance for Cairns Schools

Cairns Regional Council has launched a new grant to help schools meet the cost of nature-based excursions.

The aim of the grant is simple…. To get more kids learning about nature, whilst in nature.

Each year, schools can apply for up to $2,000 for excursions to rainforest, reef, farms, wildlife parks, environmental education centres, cultural centres etc.

Applications are invited from 1 October through to 30 November 2016 with the excursion to take place within 12 months of receiving the grant.

Guidelines and application form are available at

As this is the first year of the grant, anyone interested in applying is encouraged to email their idea to for feedback prior to submitting.