Funding for Landcare now available

There is currently a range of funding options available for Landcare projects in Victoria.

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s (WGCMA) Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator, Sam Shannon, said the Community Volunteer Action Grants close soon on Thursday, 1 April.

“The Community Volunteer Action Grants are now open and are designed to be used for projects that protect and enhance the natural environment, boost volunteer participation and address biodiversity threats – all things that Landcare does,” said Sam.

“These grants are a great opportunity to gain funding for important projects in the region.

“Opening in late March are the Junior Landcare Grants. These grants are a great opportunity to get young people in the region involved in Landcare – by developing projects that really engage kids.

“There have been great Junior Landcare projects in Gippsland over the years, so we really encourage groups to apply,” continued Sam.

During April, the Victorian Landcare Grants open.

“The Victorian Landcare Grants support Landcare and other community-based natural resource management groups to protect and restore the Victorian landscape,” continued Sam.

“These grants are delivered through catchment management authorities.”

The Victorian Landcare Grants fund:

  • on-ground works that deliver on local, regional and state priorities
  • capacity-building activities for land stewardship and on-ground change
  • projects that promote innovation through experimental trials and pilot programs
  • start-up funding (for new groups & networks) and support grants to ensure a strong Landcare base across the state
  • opportunities to promote Landcare and increase membership and volunteer numbers.

Grants available

Community Volunteer Action Grants (close Thursday, 1 April)

Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

Victorian Landcare Grants (opening April), will be available at www.wgcma.vic.gov.au