Implementing Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037

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To celebrate the start of National Landcare Week, the Victorian Government has announced funding to support the protection of our precious biodiversity.


These grant programs are part of the Victorian Government’s $86.3m commitment to delivering the state’s biodiversity plan, Biodiversity 2037.

The announcements included:

Biodiversity Response Planning Projects - almost $35 million in grants for targeted, grassroots biodiversity action.

85 new projects for on-ground biodiversity action worth $33.67 million, and 4 new projects for Marine Environment Targeted Action worth $1.1 million have been announced for funding through Biodiversity Response Planning. Funded projects will be delivered over 3 years, commencing in 2018-2019 through to 2021.

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Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - funding for 109 projects, totalling $413,115.

Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts/Guides and youth groups were able to apply for grants of up to $5,000 in total for projects that engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, on-ground projects, and environmental learning activities.

The grants are being run by Landcare Australia, as part of its Junior Landcare program, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP).

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2018 Community and Volunteer Action Grants - funding for 73 projects, totalling $2.4 million

This funding will support community and volunteer groups (both urban and rural), Traditional Owner groups, not-for profit environmental organisations and schools primarily focused on environmental projects, such as biodiversity conservation or habitat protection and restoration.

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