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What is the Mini Grants program?

Inspired by the incredible life and conservation legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots Mini Grants is a rewarding, seed-funding initiative to promote respect and compassion for all living things in Australia.

Bring your big idea to life with the financial support of our incredible partners, together with mentoring and free resources from the Roots & Shoots Australia network. Together we can make the world a better place!

How will I benefit?

If successful, you will receive:

A $200 Mini Grant to bring your idea to life

A $500 Mini Grant if you live in Tasmania!

Advice and guidance from a friendly Mini Grants Mentor

Access to the online Mini Grants Community to share your impact with Australia

A chance to present your impact story across the Asia Pacific region

You’ll have a chance to join the Roots & Shoots Australia national youth leadership programs, and grow as a local change-maker!


What is Roots & Shoots Australia?

Roots & Shoots Australia is a movement empowering young environmentalists to make their ideas happen. There are loads of ways to get involved –  for kids, young leaders, parents and teachers – from DIY community projects to change-making global campaigns. Learn more and join our community here.


How can I apply?

Please note that 2023 Mini Grant applications are currently closed. We will open 2024 applications soon!


Previous Mini Grant Winners

We’re proud of our impact! Each year brings a new collection of exciting projects, check out our 2022 featured winners below!

We congratulate the following Mini Grant 2022 winners for their project achievements:


  • Forestry Watch: Fun and factual forest immersion!
  • Taroona Neighborhood Garden: Food and Fun Corner
  • Montello Primary School: Recycling Bin project
  • Grassroots Action Network Tasmania: GRANT’s Community Food Expansion!
  • Live Well Tasmania: Nature for Kids
  • Wombat Mange in the Derwent Valley: Wombats and Wildlife
  • Australian Youth Climate Coalition Nipaluna/Hobart: Switched on Schools Nipaluna

New South Wales

  • Eco Crusaders at Caddies Creek Public School: Stormwater Saver
  • Colyton Public School: Habitat Heroes
  • Salt Care: Seeds for Feeds
  • St Michael’s Primary School: The Black Cockatoo Garden
  • Booligal Public School: Bird Bonanza!
  • St Francis Xaviers Primary School Belmont: Clean air classrooms


  • Wildlife Noosa: Habitat Heroes
  • Worongary State School Garden Club: Zooming in on Nature
  • Park Avenue State School Gardening Club: Bush Tucker Habitat
  • Toogoolawah State School: Koala Korridor
  • Save Sunrise Glossies Wildlife: Who lives there?
  • Zavier’s Amazing Animals: Youtube channel and podcasts


  • McCrae Yacht Club Environment Committee: Habitat garden planting
  • Wallaroo Community Garden: Grow your own future
  • Move it or lose it: Endangered Species Fun Runs
  • Grow to Learn: Growing and Learning
  • Kensington Stockyard Food Garden: Creating more sustainable food
  • 6th Melbourne Scout Group: Native Habitat at 6th Melbourne Scout
  • Maroondah Montessori Pre School: Little Green Thumbs
  • The Lidell Family Homeschool: Wildlife Warriors

Western Australia

  • William’s Community Resource Centre: Wildlife Warriors Bush Tucker
  • LJBC Roots and Shoots: Community food project
  • Rivergums Primary School: Wildlife Corridor
  • St Dominic’s School: More Birds At School
  • Joondalup Primary School: Nature’s Delight Project

South Australia

  • Felixstow Community School: Gadlibarti Garden (Gadlibarti-Kauma word for Bee)

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply?

Please note that 2023 Mini Grant applications are currently closed. We will open 2024 applications soon!