RIPARIAN LANDCARE GRANTS 2019-20
The North East CMA are seeking Expressions of Interest from community groups for Riparian Landcare Grants to improve the health of waterways and wetlands.
The Riparian Landcare Grants are funded though the $30 million Regional Riparian Action Plan funding that is part of the Victorian Government’s $222 million investment over four years to improve the health of waterways and catchments. $44,000 is available to community groups in this final round of Riparian Landcare Grants.
The Riparian Landcare Grants program supports eligible community groups to improve the condition and extent of riparian land along waterways and wetlands through:
Improving stock management along waterways.
Increasing the condition, structure and diversity of native riparian vegetation.
Increasing the extent and connectivity of native riparian vegetation.
Reducing the impact of invasive pest plants.
All applications for funding will be assessed on a competitive basis. All works must be completed by 30 May 2020.
Expressions of Interest
The North East CMA is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from community groups across the whole of the North East CMA’s catchment area.
Once your EOI has been received, a North East CMA staff member will undertake a preliminary assessment of your
application against eligibility criteria. For eligible sites a site inspection will be arranged to discuss your proposal in more detail or provide an explanation if your EOI does not progress to the next stage.
Applications will be assessed against a scoring system that not only looks at the ecological value of the site and the proposed activities but also at the value for money. The highest-scoring eligible applications will be successful in obtaining funding, however, the CMA reserves the right to select projects that achieve the outputs we are contracted to deliver across the catchment.
Who Can Apply?
Community groups can apply to manage specified sites for which they have management rights (such as a Crown land license holder or a Committee of Management on public land) within the North East CMA area.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MUST BE RECEIVED BY 30 MAY 2019
Download the Factsheet for eligibility and guidelines information.
Download the Expression of Interest Form.