March 21, 2024

The Victorian Government is helping volunteer groups and networks protect and restore our precious environment.

Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos recently announced the opening of the 2024 Victorian Landcare Grants, with $3.55 million available to support volunteers in caring for the state’s landscapes and biodiversity.

The grants are open to environmental volunteer groups and networks, including Landcare groups and networks, Friends groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups.

Project grants of up to $20,000 are available for on-ground works and community education projects focused on enhancing the natural environment, including native vegetation and wildlife, waterways and soils. Support Grants of up to $500 are available to assist with administrative and operational expenses of groups and networks.

Last year, the Victorian Landcare Grants funded 240 projects, including plantings at Buckley Falls Park to enhance the health of Geelong’s Barwon River, installing fencing to protect eastern barred bandicoot and eastern quoll habitat at Tiverton, creating pollinator corridors for bees in the Mount Alexander region and restoring rainforest in the Yarra Ranges.

Since 2000, the Victorian Landcare Grants have invested $77 million in communities to support conservation efforts and empower Victorians to help protect the state’s landscapes, waterways and wildlife.

Applications for the Victorian Landcare Grants will close on 30 April 2024. For more information and to apply, visit 

The grants will help achieve targets set in Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s 20-year plan to protect our environment and native species.

Corangamite CMA Regional Landcare Coordinator Kylie McLaren said, “Now is the time to put those projects forward that your Landcare and environmental volunteering group are ready to get started on, so jump online, read the Victorian Landcare Grants guidelines and start an application.

Volunteers are working hard all year round to ensure everyone can enjoy a healthy environment. This funding boost will make a world of difference for the on-ground outcomes, education and connection that can be achieved” continued Ms McLaren.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 20 April.

For more information go to Other Grants - Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (

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