The ‘Community Environment Grants Program’ will fund projects that demonstrate environmental outcomes through the delivery of revegetation and supporting activities, weed and pest animal control, fencing and access track construction or improvement works that protect and manage environmental values and habitat improve
Successful grant applicants for round two of the Community Environment Grants Program have now been rewarded. View a full list of the successful applicants further below.
Projects that are being supported include the following areas:
Grant applications are assessed by our Corangamite CMA Grant Assessment Panel.
This Panel considers the contribution of a project in terms of:
Check out the (FAQs) below. If you still have a question, email us at email@example.com.
The Australian Government is providing funding through its Wild Otways Initiative (the initiative) to support community groups, local governments and Traditional Owners to undertake on-ground environmental works projects that will protect and restore native plants, wildlife and coastal environments in the Otways region, between Bells Beach and Peterborough, and the Otways hinterlands.
The Australian Government’s Wild Otways Initiative Community Environment Grants Program (Grants Program) will fund projects that demonstrate environmental outcomes through the delivery of the following on-ground works:
A total of $1 million is available over the life of the program, with individual grants of between $3,000 to $20,000 per year (excluding GST) for up to 18 months duration available to eligible groups.
Applications close on 12 November 2021 at 5:00PM.
Grants are open to all community-based groups, Local Government Authorities and Traditional Owners located within the Program Area (see Figure 1) who can demonstrate how they will deliver on-ground environmental improvement works that protect and restore native plants, wildlife and coastal environments.
Groups that do not meet the above requirements can still apply for funding but must operate under the auspices of an organisation that meets these requirements (see ‘Do we need an auspice’ section in Appendix 1).
The Grants Program will fund projects from $3,000 to $20,000 (excluding GST) per year for up to 18 months duration (December 2021 – June 2023). All proposals should contain sufficient detail to allow them to be assessed and the detail is to be commensurate with the level of funding requested.
The following activities will not be funded:
Projects can be on private or public land within the Community Environment Grants Program Area (see Figure 1 below). Written consent from Public Land Managers must be provided in your application.
Applicants will need to provide a map of the location(s) of the on-ground component of their project and attach the map to their application as a pdf.
Project grant applications will be assessed by a Corangamite CMA Grant Assessment Panel. This Panel will consider the contribution a project makes in terms of:
More details are provided in the Community Environment Grant Program Guidelines.
Applications are closed
This online workshop will provide interested applicants with the opportunity to participate in an informal question and answer session to assist in the development of applications for the ‘Community Environment Grants Program’ being delivered as part of the ‘Wild Otways Initiative’.
Find out more here.
We’re excited to announce $141,868 worth of applications have been currently approved. View the list of approved projects below.
|Applicant||Project Title||Grant Amount|
|ANGAIR Inc (Anglesea and Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna||Painkalac Salt-wedge Reserve Revegetation||$16,310|
|The Friends of Eastern Otways||Closure and rehabilitation of informal track Fairhaven/Moggs Creek, Great Otway National Park||$3,318|
|Conservation Ecology Centre||Deployment of Conservation Detection Dogs in the Fight Against Feral Cats in the Otways.||$19,700|
|Surf Coast inland Plains Landcare Network||Continuing to Protect Biodiversity in the Surf Coast Hinterland||$19,340|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Returning the marsh to Deans Marsh||$19,910|
|Birregurra Landcare||Riparian Zone Enhancement & Plant Propagation||$6,310|
|Hordern Vale Glenaire Landcare Group||A helping hand for habitat: Supporting sustainable revegetation for biodiversity conservation at Cape Otway||$10,010|
|Trust for Nature||Henriksen Sanctuary and Marriners Lookout – wet forest restoration and community engagement in the Otways||$19,950|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||Willow removal, fencing and revegetation of a local waterway||$8,650|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Improving water quality and habitat restoration in the Pennyroyal Valley||$18,370|
We’re excited to announce $855,000 worth of applications have been currently approved. View the list of approved projects below.
|Applicant||Project Title||Grant amount|
|Wye to Wongarra Landcare||Trees for Tawnys||$6,860.00|
|Hordern Vale Glenaire Landcare Group||Connecting the fragments and Otway wet forest and coastal dune biolinks||$43,605.40|
|ANGAIR Inc||Moonah woodland revegetation at Fairyland Nature Reserve on the Anglesea River||$11,970.00|
|ANGAIR Inc||Rehabilitation and protection of Painkalac Valley terrestrial wetland and habitat for threatened species||$50,519.00|
|Barongarook Landcare Group||Community groups restoring a fifty kilometre Central Otway wildlife corridor, the Old Beechy Rail Trail||$83,105.00|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Restoring the headwaters of the Yan Yan Gurt creek||$45,716.00|
|ANGAIR Inc||Blackwattle Track woody weed removal||$23,080.00|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Habitat restoration in the Pennyroyal Valley||$93,429.00|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Protecting and rehabilitating water sources and remnant bushland in the Gerangamete region||$72,746.30|
|Heytesbury District Landcare Network||Sherbrooke River corridors: protection, propagation and revegetation||$48,096.00|
|Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management||Control of exotic weeds to enhance biodiversity and protect indigenous species and communities.||$29,390.00|
|Binnawee Co-operative Ltd||Revegetation of the Wild Dog Creek in Binnawee property||$15,487.00|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||A trial floral diversification of a historic revegetation project in Apollo Bay||$41,250.00|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||Southern Otway Landcare Network – Wongarra revegetation project, 2021-2023||$24,200.00|
|Conservation Ecology Centre||Ensuring habitat for the Leafy Greenhood Orchid||$36,450.00|
|Friends of Eastern Otways||Environmental weed control Moggs Creek, Great Otway National Park and coastal reserve||$13,157.75|
|Surf Coast inland Plains Landcare Network||Protecting biodiversity in the Surf Coast hinterland||$22,040.00|
|Port Campbell Public Purpose Reserve||Port Campbell Biolinks Project||$27,460.00|
|Forrest & District Community Group||Forrest holly removal and indigenous revegetation – Hennigan Cres||$22,413.00|
|East Otway Landcare||Habitat regeneration in the Bambra bushland||$8,541.00|
|Trust for Nature||Working together to enhance wet forest habitat in Apollo Bay.||$26,026.00|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||The Barham River Restoration Project||$92,383.50|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||African Weed Orchid (Disa bracteata) Eradication on the Marengo Airstrip||$17,875.00|
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