Other Grants

The Victorian Landcare Grants


Through the 2023 Victorian Landcare Grants, $3.95 million is available for Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups and networks that are working to protect and restore land and the environment. 


A total of $3.95 million is available for project and support grants across Victoria.

Project grants

Project Grants of up to $20,000 are available for on-ground works and community education projects that protect or improve the natural environment, including native vegetation and wildlife, waterways and soils.

Support grants

Support Grants of up to $500 are available to help with group and network administration and running costs.


The grants are open to environmental volunteer groups, including Landcare groups and networks, Friends groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups to support their important work in helping protect the health of our land, waterways and biodiversity.


Applications OpenWednesday 29 March 2023
Applications Close5pm Tuesday 16 May 2023
Recipients NotifiedSeptember 2023
Projects Completed30 November 2024


For more information, contact:

Kylie McLaren, Regional Landcare Coordinator at Corangamite Catchment Management Authority


Mobile: 0455 673 537

Victorian Landcare Grant Writing Workshops

Victorian Landcare Grants are opening and Tess Grieves, Regional Landcare Coordinator at North Central CMA has offered to run a free grant writing workshops in Ballarat and Colac for Landcare/Friends groups.
The workshop will include a short presentation of tips related to applying for the CMA’s Community Grants program and discussion time to answer FAQs
You are welcome to come for all or part of the workshop. There will unfortunately not be time within the workshop for Tess to read, assess, or help with groups’ draft applications. If this is something your group needs, please contact Kylie McLaren, Regional Landcare Coordinator at Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to set up a separate time.
Please send some of the questions you have for Tess with your RSVP to or phone mobile: 0455 673 537 so that we can tailor the workshop to be as helpful as possible.
6pm – 7:30pm Tuesday 4th April 2023
The Red Lion Hotel  
217-229 Main Road, Ballarat 3350

1pm - 3pm Wednesday 5th April 2023
Corangamite Catchment Management Authority 
64 Dennis Street, Colac 3250 

If you can’t attend in person and would like to join in online please email for a meeting invite.

The Victorian Government have announced the opening of the 2023 Victorian Landcare Grants, which are funded through the Victorian Landcare Program in the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action (DEECA).

The Victorian Junior Landcare Grants


The 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants provide funding for projects that seek to involve and educate young people to value and care for Victoria’s biodiversity and our natural environment. These grants provide young Victorians with an opportunity to participate in biodiversity focused hands-on on-ground projects and/or environmental learning activities.

The first round of the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants was in 2018, and since then the four rounds of these grants have funded 461 projects.

Past projects funded by the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants include:

  • enhancing or restoring habitat using indigenous plants to attract birds and insects
  • a biodiversity-focused excursion to a wildlife sanctuary or national park
  • monitoring native animals in a local area and contributing the results to a citizen science program, such as the Atlas of Living Australia or Waterwatch
  • working with a Landcare group to plan and deliver a weed control project to protect the local biodiversity.

These projects support the delivery of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, Victoria’s 20-year plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.


Up to $450,000 is available for projects of up to $5,000 each (excluding GST).

The grants are funded through DELWP’s Victorian Landcare Program and administered by Landcare Australia as part of its national Junior Landcare Grants program.


The grants are open to Victorian childcare centres, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, scouts, girl guides, youth groups, and Junior Landcare groups.


Applications OpenTuesday 14th June 2022
Applications Close3pm Tuesday 9th August 2022
Recipients NotifiedOctober 2022
Projects Completed31st August 2023


For more information, visit Junior Landcare –

You can also contact:

Regional Landcare Coordinator: Stephanie Rosestone


Phone: 0497 632 585

Contact Us

Colac Office

64 Dennis Street, Colac VIC 3250
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262

Geelong office

55-67 Ryrie Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262