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.
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.
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.