Junior Landcare Grants – for schools, kinders, youth groups and more
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP), in partnership with Landcare Australia, is giving schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 through the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants offer funding for projects that seek to involve and educate young Victorians in valuing and actively caring for our natural environment.
Applications close: 3pm on Friday 21 June 2019
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.
Click here for more information or contact Whittlesea’s Landcare Facilitator, Jane Juliff on 0417 127 841 or Landcare@whittlesea.vic.gov.au to discuss your project idea.
National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants – open for application
The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants
The program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with industry, communities and other governments.
Applications close at 11:30 pm AEDT on 11 January 2019.
For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Grant Round Application page.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.
Is your property greater than two hectares and zoned for rural land use? If yes, then you are eligible to apply for Council’s Environmental Works Grant Program 2019.
The Environmental Works Grant Program provides a financial incentive for rural landholders to protect and enhance Whittlesea’s biodiversity. Grants of up to $1500 are available for:
- Fencing projects which permanently protect remnant vegetation from livestock
- Fencing and planting around farm dams
- Revegetation projects including shelterbelt establishment
- Environmental weed control within areas of remnant vegetation.
Apply online: Details of the Program’s guidelines and the online application form can be accessed at Council’s website http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au (key word search “Environmental Works Grant”)
Contact: Jane Juliff, Landcare Facilitator on 0417 127 841 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss a project idea.
Applications close 30 November 2018.
The Victorian Government is offering support for crowdfunding projects in 2018 to support threatened species and biodiversity conservation campaigns to a total of $116,000.
Community groups and organisations can use crowdfunding as a unique opportunity to raise funds for threatened species and biodiversity action, while having their fundraising efforts matched by government, with funding up to $25,000 per successful campaign available.
Workshops will be available for interested groups to learn more about running successful crowdfunding campaigns.
The first step is to register your interest in developing a crowdfunding campaign in 2018 – do this online before 5pm Friday 16 March 2018. You will then be invited to participate in a workshop to develop your crowd funding campaign. If your campaign idea is approved, the Victorian Government will provide a $2,000 grant to support the development and running of the campaign. If your approved project successfully reaches its crowdfunding campaign target, the Victorian Government will provide matched funding equal to the target, up to a maximum of $25,000.
To register and access the guidelines, visit https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/grants/crowdfunding
The Environment Small Grants provide up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.
Grants available: for projects between $5,000 and $50,000
Applications close: 5pm 19 March 2018
Project duration: 12 months
Eligible activities: one of more of the following activities
- weed and pest animal control
- erosion control
- education activities and raising community awareness/participation
- access management
- Indigenous land & sea country planning (only Indigenous groups can apply for these projects)
- recording Indigenous ecological knowledge (only Indigenous groups can apply for these projects)
- administration support related to the project.
Appendixes B & C in the guidelines provide details on eligible and ineligible expenditure. Guidelines, application forms & more information: go to https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/National-Landcare-Program-Environment-Small-Grants
Got an idea? Council can provide assistance with putting a grant application together. For further information, contact Councils Landcare Facilitator email@example.com.
Spring has finally sprung here in Whittlesea and surrounds! Check out these beautiful wildflowers photographed along roadsides in Kinglake West, Humevale and Whittlesea this week. Send your wildflower pics to James.firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to share them with our growing blog community.
Is your property greater than two hectares and zoned for rural land use?
If yes, then you are eligible to apply for Council’s Environmental Works Grant Program 2018.
The Environmental Works Grant Program provides a financial incentive to rural landowners to protect and enhance Whittlesea’s biodiversity. The Program offers grants of up to $1500 for fencing projects which permanently protect remnant vegetation from livestock, fencing and planting around farm dams, and revegetation projects including shelterbelt establishment and environmental weed control within remnant vegetation.
Environmental Works Grant Program is now open for applications until 30 November 2017.
Click here to apply:
Call Mark Williams, Council’s Sustainable Land Management Officer, on 9217 2471 for more information or to discuss a project proposal.
Environmental Works Grant Program