Twenty-six north east Victorian landcare groups will receive up to $30,000 in project grants and 10 groups will receive $500 support grants in the Victorian Landcare Grants for 2021.
The Victorian Government provides funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment.
A total of $4.09 million was provided for 206 project grants and 282 support grants across Victoria in 2021.
Grants were awarded to Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks that have a focus on on-ground land and natural environment improvement work.
This includes Landcare groups and networks, ‘Friends of’ groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups, and Aboriginal groups and organisations working on Country.
Project grants are for on-ground works, capacity building activities, community education and engagement that protects, or improves natural assets such as native vegetation, native fauna, waterways, wetlands, and soils.
Support grants are for assistance with costs such as insurance, incorporation and operational needs, or meetings and events or newsletters, websites, and other communication.
Projects will be completed by 30 November 2022.
North East CMA
Project Grants (Up to $30,000)
||Native Vegetation and Threatened Species Monitoring Enhancement
|Beechworth Urban Landcare
||Lake Side Rehabilitation
|Carboor Bobinawarrah Landcare
||Supporting Native Flora and Fauna on Farms in Conjunction with Increased Productivity
|Edi Black Range Catchment Group
||Protecting the King River catchment
|Eldorado Community Volunteers
||Eldorado Community Connecting to Nature
|Greta Valley Landcare
||Rejuvenating vintage revegetation sites in the Greta Valley
|Honey Suckle-Spring Creek
||Honey Suckle Spring Creek Landcare: A group restart, environmental works and engagement program.
|Indigo Valley Landcare
||Building community capacity to protect and restore the land and environment in Indigo Creek catchment
|Kergunyah Landcare group
||Demonstration site: Rehydrating the Landscape in the Dederang
||A partnership approach to managing and protecting the natural values of the Koetong Shelley area
|Mitta to Murray Landcare
||Protecting and enhancing aquatic ecosystems in the Mitta 2 Murray region
|Mitta Valley Landcare
||Mitta Valley Landcare, revegetation, engagement and chemical users course program
|Myrtleford and District Landcare and Sustainability
||Engaging Our Community in the Diversity of Landcare
|North East Blackberry Action Group
||Enabling land restoration and rehabilitation for water quality and habitat protection in the Upper Murray
||Climate adapted plantings across Wodonga Regional Park
||Increasing native habitat around Rutherglen
|Springhurst and Byawatha Hills Landcare Group
||Growing agricultural and environmental connections in our community
||Improving landscape qualities through combining cool burning with greater knowledge of forest elements, Stanley Plateau
|Swamps, Rivers and Ranges Inc.
||Engage, connect and appreciate - The value of citizen science volunteers in North East Victoria
|Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group
||Living with Deer in the Upper Ovens Valley
|Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability
||Sharing cultural knowledge on country
|Warby Ranges Landcare
||Enhancing Remnant Vegetation and Establishing New Paddock Trees
||Wises Creek - Talgarno Landcare group continue to plant and rehabilitate the land.
|Wodonga Urban Landcare Network
||22,000 Trees for 2022: Community Trees Challenge
|Wodonga Urban Landcare Network
||Gardens for Wildlife: Inspiring Residents to Create Space for Nature
||Protecting Precious Remnants and Engaging our Growing Community
Support grants ($500 each)
|Benambra Dinner Plain Omeo Landcare Group
|Bryant's Gap Landcare Group
|Burgoigee Creek Landcare Group
|Dederang Primary School Junior Landcare Group
|Friends of Willow Park Inc
|Hodgson and Horseshoe Creeks Landcare Group
|Kiewa / Tangambalanga / Bonegilla Landcare Group
|Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups Inc
|North East and Surrounds Equine Landcare
|Whorouly Landcare Group Inc