Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations

Posted on 13 July, 2011 by Connecting Country

Sustainability Victoria is currently providing grants under its program, Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO). Grants may be used to assist with salaries and salary on-costs for executive and administrative staff; office accommodation rental; electricity, gas, phone and other similar charges; essential office supplies and equipment; staff and volunteer training; photocopying and printing costs; and travel costs incurred on behalf of the organisation.

Grants are only for administration and equipment, not for specific programs, can be multi year (up to 3) and require a 50% cash or in kind contribution. More information can be found by clicking here or you can contact Janet Phillips from Sustainability Victoria on 0400 050 399 (mobile); (03) 5470 6525 (phone) or


Funding for Gorse Control

Posted on 5 July, 2011 by Connecting Country

The Victorian Gorse Taskforce 2011/12 Community Support Grants Project is now open for business. The VGT is now accepting project proposals from community-based organisations with a view to providing funds where these help to implement the Victorian Gorse Control Strategy, align to project guidelines and demonstrate a commitment to achieving long-term gorse control.

All of the required information can be found here.

Proposals will be accepted by the VGT up until the 5th of August 2011.



Applications open for Community Action Grants

Posted on 7 June, 2011 by Connecting Country

Through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative, community groups around Australia can now apply for Community Action Grants to help fund local environmental and sustainable agriculture projects. Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to help local community groups undertake activities such as planting trees, revegetating landscapes, rehabilitating dunes, removing weeds, controlling pests, holding field days, recording traditional ecological knowledge and improving sustainable land management practices. 

A total of $5 million will be available through the 2011-12 Community Action Grants round. Applications for the 2011-12 Community Action Grants will close Monday 1 August 2011.

More information on Caring for our Country and Community Action Grants, including how to apply, is available or by calling 1800 552 008.

Community groups can also still apply for funding assistance for on-ground works through Connecting Country’s Yellow Box Woodland project.  Further details are available on our website (click here).


Current funding opportunities

Posted on 11 December, 2009 by Connecting Country

Grants & Funding websites

–   Grantslink

–   DAFF grants & assistance

–   DEWHA grants & funding

–  FRRR grants

–  Caring for our Country funding


$400,000 available to Victorian organic producers

Posted on 12 November, 2009 by Connecting Country

The Victorian Government will provide support for the state’s organic food industry with a new funding program, to the tune of $400,000.

Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan announced during National Organic Week in October that the ‘Support for Organics Grant Program’ would be implemented to foster what she described as ”Victoria’s nation-leading approach to production, consumption and export of… organic products.”

She said the package – which will provide funds over two years – was also expected to help secure jobs and enhance lifestyles for organic farmers and producers in regional and rural Victoria, and provide them with the capacity to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

For information on how to apply, see the Support for organics grant program Guidelines.