Applications open for 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
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Applications open for 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

by Freya Lucas

July 05, 2022

Applications are now open for the fifth year of the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.


Victorian early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are invited to join Scouts, Girl Guides, youth and Junior Landcare groups and apply for grants of up to $5,000, with applications closing on Tuesday 9 August 2022.


Successful applicants can use their grants to fund projects that focus on Victoria’s biodiversity and involve and educate young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment.


Projects can be either on-ground, hands-on projects, or environmental learning or educational activities. Examples include planting Indigenous gardens to cater for native birds and insects, working in collaboration with a local Landcare group to plan and deliver a project, organising  a biodiversity-focused excursion or incursion, or taking part in a citizen science program like Waterwatch.


Those services who are seeking inspiration might like to review the case studies from previously completed Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grant projects, as well as the project example info sheet.


Those services with questions about the grants program can review the summary of the guidelines and criteria here.


Who Can Apply:


Schools (primary or secondary), preschools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides, youth groups, and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria.


How To Apply:


  1. Review the project example info sheet and guidelines mentioned above
  2. For more detailed information on what is and is not funded, see the full-length guidelines
  3. Chat to colleagues, local Landcare group or Landcare facilitator about the project idea
  4. Login or register to start the grant application on the Landcare Australia Grants Site
  5. Complete the application by 3pm (AEST) Tuesday 9 August 2022.


Guidelines and criteria:


Click here to download a PDF of the Guidelines and Criteria for this grant.

Information Sheet 1: Biodiversity

Information Sheet 2: Budget

Information Sheet 3: Indigenous Plants

Information Sheet 4: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage & Traditional Owners

Information Sheet 5: Resources

Information Sheet 6: Incursions and Excursions

Information Sheet 7: Project Example


Further information and support


If the guidelines and criteria document doesn’t provide sufficient information, Landcare Australia can be reached by email ([email protected])  or phone 1800 151 105.

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