Living Rivers Funding - Melbourne Water

Applications Close: 5pm Tuesday 6 March 2018.

Approximately $3.5 million will be available to local governments for projects that improve the health of waterways and the bays, support the liveability of local places and enable thriving landscapes through sustainable stormwater management.

As in previous rounds, a 1:1 co-funding commitment from your council is required. Collaboration between other partners, such as water retailers, developers and other authorities, is also encouraged.

2018 crowdfunding for threatened species and biodiversity action - Victorian Government

Applications Close: 16 March 2018

The Victorian Government has committed $116,000 to crowdfunding projects in 2018 to support threatened species and biodiversity conservation campaigns. Crowdfunding enables the community to directly invest in causes and projects that they value, and are particularly passionate about.

The government will offer community groups and organisations a unique opportunity to raise funds for threatened species and biodiversity action, while having their fundraising efforts matched by government.  Workshops will be available for interested groups to learn more about running successful crowdfunding campaigns.

National Landcare Program, Environment Small Grants - Australian Government

Applications close: 19 March 2018 at 5:00 pm

The program will provide a total of up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake eligible natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.

The program will support projects that address the following National Landcare Program objective: to protect and conserve Australia’s water, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with local communities.

2018 Community and Volunteer Action Grants - Victorian Government

Applications close: 3 April 2018

There is $2 million available for Biodiversity On-ground Action through the 2018 Community and Volunteer Action Grants.

Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 are available for single and multi-year projects.The grants support a wide range of on-ground activities to help protect, improve and expand habitats for our native plants and animals. Funding also supports activities that help communities better understand and manage local native species and natural environments.

Projects include monitoring of wildlife and native plants, enhancing and protecting habitats for a range of threatened species, planting of indigenous vegetation, reducing weeds, making and installing nest boxes and engaging and educating local communities about improving biodiversity.

Biodiversity On-Ground action - Victorian Government

The Victorian Government has announced $25.66 million to support biodiversity and threatened species through community action grants, support programs and regional partnership approaches.

The funding will focus on protecting and managing a range of native plants and animals, threatened species and habitats through increased engagement and alignment of natural resources, scientific, educational and community sectors.

It will also support partnerships between agencies, organisations, the community, landholders and traditional owners.

Stream Frontage Management Program - Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water’s Stream Frontage Management Program (SFMP) provides cost-share project funding to private landholders who manage a waterway frontage on their property.

If you own land that fronts onto a river or creek, you may be eligible for funding to help you manage the land. Our Stream frontage management program supports work that protects or enhances riverbanks, such as weed control, fencing and planting native vegetation

Melbourne Water’s Rural Land Program provides assistance and funding opportunities for landholders on agricultural properties to undertake works that will keep soil and nutrients on their farm and out of waterways.

The Rural Land Program is about improving the management of water sensitive areas such as waterways, drains, dams, wetlands, gullies, seeps, soaks springs and low-lying and seasonally wet areas. Benefits include increased productivity for the property owner and improved waterway health for the broader community.