What is the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants?

The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants is a program to engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, on-ground projects and environmental learning activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and social benefits.

 

Background

Schools (primary/secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts and Girl Guides, and youth groups in Victoria are invited to apply for the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.

The grants are funded by the State Government through the Victorian Landcare Program, which has engaged Landcare Australia to run this grants process as part of its Junior Landcare program. The grants provide an opportunity to secure funding to engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, onground projects, and environmental learning activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and social benefits.

 

Funding

The Victorian Government is providing funding of up to $450,000 for the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. Eligible applicants can apply for grants of up to $5,000 (excluding GST).

 

Eligible Projects

The program will provide funding for projects that have a focus on:

  • Improving biodiversity through the development, improvement or restoration of habitat for Victoria’s native plants (flora) and animals (fauna), and/or
  • Educating, involving and engaging young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s natural environment.

Projects can be either on-ground projects (direct-action), or projects with an education component (in-direct action), or a mixture of both.

 

Eligible Applicants

The program is open to any school (primary or secondary), kindergarten, childcare centre, Scouts or Girl Guides, or youth group, youth environmental volunteer groups, and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria.

To be eligible, applicant schools or groups must work with young people who are preferably under the age of 18.

Your school/youth group/childcare centre may choose to partner with other schools/youth groups/childcare centres, or Junior Landcare groups. In this instance, each organisation will need to submit a separate application. In the application form, you will be required to indicate if you are
partnering with another organisation in your project, so partner applications can be considered collectively.

 

Timing

Applications close 31 July 2020.

 

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