Victorian Landcare Grants
Published: 29 March 2023

2023 Victorian Landcare Grants now open for West Gippsland

The Victorian Government has opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $3.95 million funding available to Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks across the state for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment.   

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for on-ground projects and support grants of up to $500 are available to help with group administration and running costs.

The grants are open to environmental volunteer groups, including Landcare groups and networks, Friends groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups to support the important work they do in protecting and restoring our land and environment.  

This funding will be delivered through Victoria’s ten Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs), demonstrating the important environmental outcomes that can be achieved through collaboration between CMAs, environmental groups, local communities, and the government.  

“West Gippsland has a total allocation of $375,250 to distribute to enable inspiring projects across the region,” said CEO of the West Gippsland CMA, Martin Fuller. 

“In 2022, West Gippsland Landcare groups received funding for 19 projects and 28 support grants for initiatives such as restoring waterways, planting of wildlife corridors, creating homes for koalas, blitzing weeds and much more,” said Mr Fuller. 

“The time given and continued dedication to the environment of these groups is inspiring – and I’m really looking forward to see what projects will come out of the 2023 grant process.” 

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