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Wimmera Landcare grants: Apply Now

Apr 30, 2021
2021 Victorian Landcare Grants

Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost, thanks to the Victorian Government.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio has opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $2.55 million funding available to Landcare and environmental volunteering groups.

Groups and networks can apply for project grants of up to $30,000 for on-ground works, education and capacity building projects that help to improve Victoria’s environment for future generations.

Support grants of up to $500 are also available for new and existing groups and networks to assist with operating costs for Landcare and environmental volunteering across the state.

This funding will be delivered through Victoria’s 10 catchment management authorities (CMAs), demonstrating the important environmental outcomes that can be achieved through collaboration between CMAs, environmental groups, local communities, and the government.

The Wimmera has a positive legacy of collective action by many landholders, volunteer groups and other organisations. Landcare efforts have influenced every area of the catchment, and demonstrate how coordinated collective action, and the support of committed partners, can result in productivity, environmental and social benefits.  Wimmera CMA are looking forward to continuing support for local group activities through the Victorian Landcare Grants process.

The Victorian Landcare Grants support the implementation of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s long-term plan to protect our environment, and Victorians Volunteering for Nature – Environmental Volunteering Plan.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16 June.

Grant Details

- Funding

A total of $2.55 million is available for project and support grants across Victoria.

- Project grants

Up to $30,000 is available for on-ground works, capacity building activities, community education and engagement that protects, or improves natural assets such as native vegetation, native fauna, waterways, wetlands, and soils.

- Support grants

Up to $500 is available for assistance with costs such as insurance, incorporation and operational needs, or meetings and events or newsletters, websites, and other communication.

- Eligibility

Grants are open to all Victorian Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks that have a focus on on-ground land and natural environment improvement work.
This includes Landcare groups and networks, ‘Friends of’ groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups and organisations working on Country.

- Timeline

Applications open                  Friday 30 April 2021
Applications close                  5pm Wednesday 16 June 2021
Recipients notified                 August 2021
Projects completed               Wednesday 30 November 2022


Applying

- Application Form

2021 Victorian Smartygrants online application form

- Guidelines

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants - Guidelines [Wimmera] (PDF)
2021 Victorian Landcare Grants - Guidelines [Wimmera] (Word)

- Frequently Asked Questions

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants - FAQs

- Contact

For more information, contact Joel Boyd boydj@wcma.vic.gov.au or 03 5382 9919.