Victorian Junior Landcare biodiversity grants
Posted on 6 June, 2019 by Asha
Victorian schools and other groups with young Victorians that want to work on a biodiversity project can apply for the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants offer funding for projects that involve and educate young Victorians in valuing and actively caring for our natural environment. For further information: click here
Who can apply: Schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups.
Grant funding: Up to $5,000 is available for projects comprising direct action (i.e., projects with an on-ground component), indirect action (i.e., projects with an environmental education component), or a mix 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.
- 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
Frequently asked questions: click here
How to apply: To access the application form log into the Landcare Australia Communities portal (or register if you haven’t applied for a Landcare Australia grant before). Click on ‘2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants’ and then click ‘create application’. You can save your application as a draft and log back in to finish it later.
Applications close: 3.00 pm on Friday 21 June 2019