Junior Landcare Grants 2024

2024 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

Applications are now open for the 2024 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, with grants of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) available.

Applications close Friday 14 June 2024 at 3pm.

These grants provide young Victorians with an opportunity to participate in biodiversity focused projects under two focus areas. Projects can focus on one of two focus areas or a combination of both. Biodiversity includes the variety of plants, animals, insects, and all living things in our natural environment.

Focus Area 1: Biodiversity focused education activities: educating, involving, and engaging young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment.

Some examples of projects that fit under this focus area include a biodiversity-focused educational incursion by a scientist, an excursion to an education program at a wildlife sanctuary or students collecting Waterwatch data to monitor water quality of a local creek.

Focus Area 2: Biodiversity focused on-ground projects: engaging young people to improve biodiversity through creating, enhancing, or restoring habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals.

These types of projects could include planting indigenous vegetation at a school to improve habitat for Victoria’s native animals, removing weeds to address threats to biodiversity, or working with a local Landcare group on a project at a Council managed reserve.

Who can apply?

Schools (primary, secondary or special), preschools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides, youth groups, and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria. Cross-border schools that have Victorian students are eligible to apply.

More Information and Applying

For more information and details on how to apply see

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