We offer two types of bursaries for courses at The Sustainability Centre - the Bill Mollison Permaculture Bursary, specifically for attending our Introduction to Permaculture Design Course, and our general Course Bursary to support attendance on any of our courses. Please read the details below before applying.
the Bill Mollison permaculture Bursary
At the Sustainability Centre, we have created a lasting tribute to Bill Mollison – known as the “father of permaculture” – the Tasmanian man who co-founded the global permaculture movement. The tribute will be in the form of an annual bursary funded by our Charity – the Earthworks Trust, to enable at least one student place to be offered, at no cost to a student, on our 4 day Introduction to Permaculture Design Course every year. It is called the Bill Mollison Permaculture Bursary.
We offer this out of deep respect and acknowledgement of the important role and inspiration that Permaculture has within our organisational design, site and courses. We are connected to the international community of permaculture, its ideas and network of real people doing real things.
In offering this bursary we would like inspire others to create a network of bursaries across the globe to reflect the global influence that Bill has had. A power for good seeking to influence real and lasting change.
"I’ve always had a passion for nature and especially woodwork, so the knife carving course seemed to be a great fit. I’ve had a long time struggling with mental illness and being out of work, however The Sustainability Centre was fantastic and helped me out with their bursary scheme, without it I wouldn’t have been able to do the course.
The course was fantastic, the staff are very knowledgeable, kind and welcoming. The atmosphere is one of calm and friendliness, so despite anxieties, I felt relaxed immediately. I can’t thank The Sustainability Centre enough and will definitely be returning for more courses."
BURSARY RECIPIENT -
KNIFE CARVING COURSE
If you feel that your financial circumstances won't allow you to participate in a course due to cost, you can apply for a bursary once a year, which will subsidise the course by up to 50% for one place.