Go Green Scheme

Go Green Scheme for the Education Sector

The Go Green scheme is an initiative brought to the education sector by Tel Group, allowing schools to apply for a one off £1000 funding towards their eco goals.

Tel Group’s Go Green scheme opens up the education sector to additional funding towards their eco projects within the school. This funding is designed to be spent on a current or planned Eco Project within the school.

With organisations striving to improve their environmental strategy, Tel Group’s Go Green Scheme funding provides an extra incentive for your school to take that next step on your journey of becoming environmentally friendly.

Not only will this funding help to achieve your sustainability goals, but your students and staff will be educated and empowered by these steps.

Simply fill out the form on this page to apply for £1000 funding on Tel Group’s Go Green Scheme.

Go Green Scheme Application

How Tel Group's Go Green Scheme will benefit students

STUDENTS

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about their impact on the environment and see their work come to life in ways that can improve the schools environmental impact.

How Tel Group's Go Green Scheme will benefit the school

SCHOOL

The school will be able to not only enhance their school environment, curriculum and facilities, but they will gain positive press to attract future students and parents. 

How Tel Group's Go Green Scheme will benefit staff

STAFF

Staff will feel empowered to take environmental steps into their own hands with an engaging curriculum and activities which they were unable to deliver to students prior to this funding.

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What is the Go Green Scheme

The Go Green Scheme is an initiative founded by Tel Group where MATs, schools and nurseys can apply for funding towards a future or existing eco project within the school.

Through filling in the above form, schools will be able to apply for a £1000 grant towards their eco project

The eco project your school chooses to spend the funding on is entirely up to you and your school. However, we have listed a few ideas below to get you inspired.

  • Improve your school’s curriculum
  • Set up or improve a forest school
  • Invest in or improve a current allotment area
  • Take your students on an eco school trip
  • Hire a motivational eco speaker to talk to students
  • Set up a school gardening club
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Why was the Go Green Scheme set up?

We know that a high percentage of schools are focused on improving their sustainability and environmentally friendly habits, not only for students learning, but for the planet. Although this is a keen strategy amongst schools, budgets are tight and the funding for these plans just aren’t available.

Likewise, as a company one of our core objectives for 2022 is to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our negative impact on the environment, with an aim within this being to work with the education sector and our customers to take critical steps in doing so too.

Although we have made a number of small steps in reaching this already, such as taking part in the Solihull Greener School Awards, this scheme is our first major step towards achieving this aim in 2022.

Plus, from working with schools previously on funded projects, it is clear that the students, staff and school benefit substantially from environmental based projects.

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    How can I apply?

    Application is simple, all you need to do is read the T&Cs below and fill in the form at the top of this page. 

    Within the application, you must express exactly how you plan on spending the £1000 funding and detail what your eco project is.

    We will then review all applications and present them to the team. Afterwards, there will be a vote on which school will be awarded this funding.

    Application closes on the 27th May 2022 and the winning school will be contacted via the contact details provided.

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        Go Green Scheme Terms & Conditions

        • This scheme is open to the education sector only (MAT, school, collage or nursery).
        • Entrants must work for the school they are applying for.
        • You will need to let us know what Eco Project your school will spend the funding on.
        • Applications will be analysed by an external team and presented to Tel Group where they will then vote on the winning project.
        • Winner must agree to have a Tel Group representative visit the site to discuss the project.
        • Entirety of funding must be spent on desired project.
        • Winner will be contacted by contact details provided.
        • Entry for the scheme closes on 27th May 2022.
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