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Harriet Shing MP:
More Funding Announced For Environment Volunteers in Eastern Victoria

Opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grant.

By Portal Admin - 25th May 2019 - Back to News

The Victorian Government has announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grants for projects that protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment in the Eastern Victoria Region

Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $1.76 million grants program to support Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said grants of up to $20,000 are available to Landcare, Friends of, Coastcare and other environmental volunteer groups and networks in the Eastern Victoria Region for on-ground works, education and capacity building projects that protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment.

Support grants of $500 are also available for new and existing groups and networks to assist with operating costs and provide a stable base for Landcare and environmental volunteering across Victoria.

This funding will be delivered through Victoria’s ten catchment management authorities (CMAs), highlighting the great environmental outcomes that can be achieved through cooperation between CMAs, environment groups, local communities and the government.

The Victorian Government also supports Landcare with funding for 78 Landcare facilitators, 10 Regional Landcare Coordinators and communications including the Victorian Landcare magazine, Victorian Landcare awards and Landcare Gateway website.

The Victorian Landcare Grants support the implementation of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s long-term plan to protect our environment and Victorians Volunteering for Nature – Environmental Volunteering Plan.

For more information on the grants contact your local CMA, Regional Landcare Coordinator or go to

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

"The Victorian Government invests over $9 million annually into the Victorian Landcare Program to ensure the ongoing protection and improvement of Victoria’s land, water and biodiversity

"Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the Landcare movement has made an important contribution to Victoria’s environment and we are committed to supporting this work."

"The Victorian Government has a strong commitment to Landcare, and these grants are an important way to support the community and environmental volunteer groups."

"These grants will go a long way in aiding the great on-ground actions of community and environmental volunteer groups who work tirelessly to protect Victoria’s land and environment.


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