2024 Victorian Landcare Grants now open

Monday 25 March, 2024
The Victorian Government is helping volunteer groups and networks protect and restore our precious environment.

Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos announced the opening of the 2024 Victorian Landcare Grants, with $3.55 million available to support volunteers in caring for the state’s landscapes and biodiversity. 

The grants are open to environmental volunteer groups and networks, including Landcare groups and networks, Friends groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups. 

Project grants of up to $20,000 are available for on-ground works and community education projects focused on enhancing the natural environment, including native vegetation and wildlife, waterways and soils. 

Support grants of up to $500 are available to assist with administrative and operational expenses of groups and networks. 

The grants will help achieve targets set in Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s 20-year plan to protect our environment and native species. 

Goulburn Broken CMA Regional Landcare Coordinator, Kerstie Lee, said that last year the Victorian Landcare Grants funded 21 projects in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.  

“This included a project on the Sevens Creek in Euroa, where the Victorian Landcare Grants supported bankside stabilisation to reduce impacts of floods in the region by utilising native grasses,” Ms Lee said.

“A project using farm dams as stepping stones and islands of refuge in the farming landscape in Willowmavin was also funded by the grants.

“I encourage our local environmental volunteer groups and networks to put in an application for this year’s funding and look forward to a wide range of projects being considered.”

For more information go to Grants - GB CMA - Goulburn Broken CMA. Applications for the Victorian Landcare Grants close on 30 April 2024. To apply, visit  

Since 2000, the Victorian Landcare Grants have invested $77 million in communities to support conservation efforts and empower Victorians to help protect the state’s landscapes, waterways and wildlife.

The Euroa Arboretum and Friends of Sevens Creek used grant funding to plant native vegetation on the Sevens Creek at Euroa last year

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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