The Victorian Government is funding up to $410,000 in total for the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. The Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) and Landcare Australia are partnering for a second year to deliver the 2019 round of the grants. The grants offer funding for projects that seek to involve and educate young Victorians in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and our natural environment.
The type of projects supported by this program include: On-ground projects that restore, protect, enhance, or develop habitat for native flora and fauna, and/or address threats to biodiversity e.g. weed invasion, habitat loss etc.,and/or Projects that increase opportunities for children to connect with their natural environment e.g. a school excursion to Healesville Sanctuary; and/or Projects that educate and raise awareness, among young people, of the benefits and importance of biodiversity and a healthy environment, and/or how they can contribute to environmental improvement.
Who is eligible to apply? Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Guides and youth groups are able to apply for grants of up to $5,000 in total.
How can I apply? The 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are being delivered by Landcare Australia.
For more information about the grants, including the grant guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions, and how to apply, please visit the Landcare Australia website. Applications close at 3pm, Friday 21st June, 2019.
Reviewed 12 June 2019