2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants: update
Posted on 24 June, 2019 by Ivan
The closing date for the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants has been extended for one week until Friday 28 June 2019 at 3.00 pm.
To apply: click here
Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups that are interested in working on a Junior Landcare biodiversity project in 2019-2020 can apply for the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP), in partnership with Landcare Australia, is giving school 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. The Victorian Government is providing funding up to $410,000 for these grants in 2019.
Who can apply: schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups.
Grant funding: up to $5,000 is available for projects. The grants are for either direct action (i.e., projects with an on-ground component) or in direct action (i.e., projects with an environmental education component), or a mixture of both.
Type of projects supported by this program:
- 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.
- Projects that increase opportunities for children to connect with their natural environment, e.g., a school excursion to Healesville Sanctuary.
- 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.
Grant guidelines: click here