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Landholder and Community Grants


Victorian Landcare Grants

The Victorian Government is providing 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.

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Community Leadership Program

The 8-day Disaster Recovery and Climate Change Adaptation Leadership Program will be delivered over five months from August 2022, aimed at developing leadership skills and capacity to work with rural communities in leading change. Applications close on Friday 8 July 2022.

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BushBank private land restoration and protection

The Victorian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitable organisations which can deliver an ambitious program to revegetate and restore at least 20,000 hectares of native habitat across private land in Victoria. Expressions of interest close on 30 May 2022.

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Bob Hawke Landcare Award

Nominations for the Bob Hawke Landcare Award close on 5 June. Find out how to nominate.

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Lower Kiewa Catchment Stewardship Project

The Lower Kiewa Catchment Stewardship Project - Connecting People and Landscape, is a three-year project with the objective of coordinating NRM planning and activities, strengthening networks and building capacity of the community and Traditional Owners to improve the health of the lower Kiewa.

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Incentives for Irrigation Farmers 2021

Expressions of interest are being sought from irrigators in the North East CMA region to access financial incentives to assist with the purchase of irrigation scheduling equipment or to undertake an Irrigation Drainage and Environment Plan (IDEP) with the aim to increase water use efficiency. EOIs close on 15 December 2021.

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Bush for Birds - Expressions of Interest Open

North east Victorian landholders can apply for funding to create and improve habitat for Regent Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots, two nationally endangered birds. Expressions of Interest for funding under Round 3 of the Bush for Birds project are now open until 10 September 2021. The North East CMA is delivering this project in partnership with Trust for Nature. So far, 65 private landholder sites across north east Victoria, covering more than 1800 ha, have already been supported.

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Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants

Funding has been provided by the Victorian Government in response to the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires for the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants, to support the communities most heavily affected with their bushfire recovery efforts.

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BushBank First Peoples grants

Traditional Owners are important partners in the BushBank program, with opportunities to lead and participate in habitat restoration and carbon markets. $14.5 million will be available via grants to support Aboriginal self-determination and Traditional Owner participation in restoration and carbon markets. Applications close on 15 May 2022

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Traditional Owner Cultural Fire Grants

Traditional Owners will lead the way for Cultural land and fire management practices with the support of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Traditional Owner Cultural Fire Grants program. Grants close 13 May 2022.

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Soil Health Community Grants

Funding is available under the Securing North East Soils Through Knowledge Exchange project to support community groups across the region to undertake activities to increase awareness and adoption of land management practices that improve and protect the condition of soil, biodiversity and vegetation in the region.

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