Community Environment Grants Program

The Community Environment Grants Program

The Community Environment Grants Program being delivered as part of the Wild Otways Initiative is a $1 million investment to support the delivery of projects to protect and restore native plants, wildlife, and coastal environments in the area between Bells Beach to Peterborough, and the Otways hinterland.

The types of projects that will be supported through the program include:

  • Indigenous revegetation and supporting activities (plant propagation and fencing where directly related to and proportional to the benefits of revegetation activities);
  • Weed and pest animal control (except those activities outlined in ‘What will not be funded’ section below)
  • Fencing and access track construction or improvement works that protect or manage environmental values; and
  • Other habitat improvement works.

A total of $1 million is available over the life of the program, with individual grants of between $5,000 to $50,000 per year (ex GST) for up to 2 years duration being available to eligible groups. Please refer to the funding guidelines below for eligibility details.

Key Dates

Applications for the grant program are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021.

Information Sessions

To find out more about the program, we will be running two online information sessions. These will be held on:

  • Monday 23rd November 2020 from 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 9th December 2020 from 1-2pm

‘Community Environment Grants Program’ Information Session One

Below is a recording of the online information session that was held on Monday the 23rd of November.

To register your interest in attending the December 9th session, please register here:

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Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact:

Anthony Byrne – Project Officer Ph: 0407 885 143 Email:

This project received funding from the Australian Government