Victorian Landcare Grants Open
A total of $1.8 million is available across Victoria for project, support and start-up grants.
The Victorian Government is providing funding to support community-based natural resource management (NRM) groups and networks undertaking on-ground works, education and capacity building projects to protect and restore our land and environment.
The objectives of the Victorian Landcare Grants are:
• To fund projects that address local, regional and state land and environment priorities through delivery of: • On-ground works
• Capacity building activities
• Community education and engagement
• To sustain community-based NRM groups and networks by providing support and start-up grants, particularly for groups whose continuing existence will benefit from this support.
"North East Victorian Landcare groups and other incorporated community groups working to enhance Natural Resource Management in our region can apply for grants of up to $20,000 per project" said Acting North East Catchment Management Authority CEO, Jane Young "North East Landcare and associated groups have a long history of working to protect and enhance our natural resources and these grants offer a means to continue these works" she said.
A great example of this is the newly formed North East & Surrounds Equine Landcare Group, which will provide a range of events for horse owners to help them learn how to manage for healthier landscapes and animals, funded through the Victorian Landcare Grant Process in 2017"
The North East CMA’s role is to support these groups through the application process.
Further information, North East CMA contact and application guidelines can be found on the North East CMA website at http://www.necma.vic.gov.au/Solutions/Grants-Incentives/VLG