Countdown Growing for Good Grants

Keen to get an awesome sustainability project going?

Growing for Good is back and better than ever for 2022, with $50,000 of grants up for grabs.

Applications are open to secondary schools across Aotearoa for the first time and Countdown is calling for innovative projects focussed on combating climate change.

Countdown is serious about tackling climate change, with an aim of reducing our carbon emissions by 63% by 2030 and a number of other commitments designed to lessen our impact on the planet. 

Over the last three years Countdown has funded over $125,000 of fantastic sustainability projects in schools and early childhood centres. Previous projects have included rainwater harvesting, installing beehives, setting up compost bins to manage waste and much more!

This year, Countdown is offering up to $10,000 per school/ECE centre and is looking for unique projects focussed on climate change and encouraging Aotearoa’s next generation of environmentalists. We know our youngest Kiwis are incredibly passionate about climate change too and we want to help turn that passion into action. 

Some ideas to get your thinking started: 

  • Closed loop waste systems

  • Green roofs 

  • Repair workshops

  • Solar energy projects 

  • Rain gardens 

  • Low emissions transport schemes 

  • Anything else that will help make a meaningful difference to tackle climate change in your school and community!

Applications are now open and will close 27 May 2022.

Apply here, and find the application deadlines here.

All New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools and early childhood centres are eligible to apply. Each school or ECE centre can apply for up to $10,000 of funding. 

Please email with any questions.