2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
Age Groups:
0-7 | 7-13 | 13-18
Number of Projects:
Applications Closed:
19 June 2018
Grants Details:

In September 2018, the Victorian Government announced $413,115 of funding to 109 eligible projects for the 2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, which was delivered in partnership with Landcare Australia.

The grants, of up to $5,000 each (excl GST) support Victorian primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, preschools, childcare centres, scouts and guides and other youth groups, including specialist schools and groups working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Participants in the 2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants undertook a range of activities that allowed schools and groups to connect with nature through both on-ground and educational activities. The grants had a positive impact on students and youth in Victoria, with over 12,000 young Victorians involved in the projects – assisted by a further 2,500 adult volunteers.

The grant recipients planted over 27,000 native plants, and participated in over 400 excursions/incursions.

Grant Recipients:


1st Mansfield Scouts 1st Mansfield Scouts Mansfield $4,767
1st Upwey Scout Group Birdsland Reserve ecosystem strengthening Upwey $4,995
Airly Primary School School Ground plantings and Ecosystems excursions to Hearts Morass and Loch Sport Airly $2,228
Alice Miller School Monitoring fauna species and linking bush land on the Alice Miller School property Macedon $4,600
Anglesea Kindergarten Anglesea Kinder digs in: regeneration and biodiversity protection of Bush Kinder sites – past, present and future Anglesea $3,421
Antonio Park Primary School Restoration of Nature’s Classroom Mitcham $5,000
Bacchus Marsh Primary School Grade 1-Insect Habitat Project and Grade 4-Bush Tucker and Fibre Garden Bacchus Marsh $5,000
Bairnsdale Scout Group Joey Scout Gippsland Lakes Tour and Nest Box placement Bairnsdale $2,566
Ballan Childcare Ballan Community Childcare Bush food Garden Ballan $3,830
Baranduda Scout Group ‘Linking up our patch’ Baranduda $755
Berwick Lodge Primary School Sensory Garden – Stage 3 Berwick $5,000
Bethanga Primary School Improving habitat at Bethanga Recreation Reserve Bethanga $2,893
Boisdale Consolidated School Connecting with Newry Creek Boisdale $5,000
Buckets Early Learning Centre – McKinnon Biodiversity in Action at Buckets Bentleigh $1,898
Buxton Primary School Revegetation and development of indigenous language signs for plants and animals in the Buxton Primary School Land for Wildlife area. Buxton $5,000
Cardross Primary Restoration for Education: understanding semi-arid woodland communities Cardross $2,862
Chatham Primary School Chatham school ground biodiversity: a key to healthy bees Surrey Hills $4,761
Chelsea Heights Primary School Plants to Animals Chelsea Heights $4,840
Chewton Primary School Gorse Busters Chewton $1,100
Cire Family and Children’s Services Planting the Early Seeds for Biocultural Awareness and Action Yarra Junction $4,345
Cire Family and Community Services Planting the Early Seeds for Biocultural Awareness and Action Mount Evelyn $3,806
Clarendon Children’s Centre Recreating a natural habitat for insects and animals South Melbourne $2,200
Colac Primary School Indigenous garden-to be named in consultation with all members of our community-students, teachers, indigenous groups, parents, etc Colac $4,985
Collingwood English Language School Indigenous Garden Broadmeadows $3,507
Dandenong Ranges Steiner School School Bushland Rehabilitation and Botanical Discovery Emerald $5,000
Deans Marsh Primary School Connecting with Water Bugs and Native Birds at Deans Marsh Primary School Deans Marsh $1,380
Dimboola and Pimpinio Primary School Dimboola Indigenous Community Garden Dimboola $4,932
Doxa School Bendigo Doxa School Bendigo and Mali Dunes, Yanac – Outdoor Learning at its Best! Bendigo $3,840
ECG Pakenham Outdoor Education Program Pakenham $4,750
Elsternwick Primary School Elsternwick Primary School Habitat Garden Brighton $3,585
Eltham Woods Preschool Healesville Sanctuary Excursion Eltham $2,112
Emerald Primary School Indigenous Bush Garden Emerald $5,000
Eppalock Primary School Who lives here – Citizen Science in the Eppalock community Axe Creek $4,700
Essendon Primary School Bush tucker garden Essendon $5,000
Felltimber Children’s Centre Felltimber Children’s Centre – Bush Kinder Program Wodonga $4,950
Ferny Creek Primary School Ferny Creek Biodiversity Enhancement & Nature Trail Ferny Creek $4,580
Fish Creek and District Primary School Native flora and fauna habitat creation at Buckley Park Community Garden Fish Creek $4,675
Footscray Primary School Plains Project Footscray $795
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Incorporated Association Wetlands Development – Project Freshwater Creek $3,256
Friendship Square Childcare Co-op Citizens of Tomorrow Cheltenham $3,650
Gilson College Year 9 Service Camp Taylors Hill $3,710
Goodwin Estate Preschool Enhancing habitats to support local microbat populations in an urban environment The Basin $1,130
Gumnuts Early Learning Centre Biodiversity in Early Childhood Learning Environments Sale $4,110
Hawkesdale P12 College Volcanic Plains Flora regeneration after bushfires and Bandicoot Recovery Hawkesdale $1,100
Hurstbridge Primary School Enhancing the riparian habitat zone of the Diamond Creek bordering Hurstbridge Primary School Hurstbridge $5,000
J.S. Grey Kindergarten Creating an Indigenous Garden Preston West $1,135
Jack and Jill Kindergarten ‘Bugs Around Us’ Kinder Programme Beaumaris $1,249
James Cook Primary School Good to Grow Endeavour Hills $4,500
Kevin Heinze Grow Incorporated Planting of indigenous and/or native edible flora Doncaster $2,125
Killara Primary School Biodiversity Education Using Virtual and Augmented Reality Sunbury $2,660
Kinglake Primary Preserving endangered species in Yackatoon Kinglake $1,100
Kingswood Primary School Kingswood Primary School’s Partnership with Braeside Park Dingley Village $4,222
Koorlong Primary School Koorlong State Forest Habitat Enhancement & Education Koorlong $3,725
Koroit and District Primary School Improving biodiversity at Koroit and District Primary School Koroit $4,955
Kunyung Primary School (KPS) Understorey Restoration and New Outdoor Learning Area at Kunyung Primary School Mt. Eliza $4,045
Lancefield Primary School Lancefield Primary School’s Frog Bog Project Lancefield $5,000
Lang Lang Primary School / Westernport Swamp Landcare Group Lang Lang Primary School Wetland Nature Reserve Development LANG LANG $4,360
Lismore Primary School Amazing insects – their essential role in our natural ecosystem Lismore $970
Melton South Primary School Recreating the Children’s Eternal Wildlife Grasslands. Melton South $4,998
Melton Wildflower Girl Guides Melton Wildflower Girl Guides help grow the Melton Botanic Garden Melton $4,800
Mitta Mitta Primary School Connecting to Nature through, doing, seeing and experiencing Mitta Mitta $4,991
Moolap PrimarySchool Fascinating Frogs Moolap $2,390
Mount Clear Primary School Sensory Garden Canadian $3,900
Mount Evelyn Christian School – Ranges TEC Environmental revegetation and awareness Lilydale $4,300
Mount Martha Primary School Sensory Garden Rebuild and Reinvigoration Project Mount Martha $2,470
Murrayville Community College Creating an environment to Capture Young Minds Murrayville $5,000
Murtoa College Improving school biodiversity Murtoa $4,990
Neami National – Hawthorn Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service (YRRS) Native Sensory Garden Hawthorn $1,753
Newham Primary School Frog Feature Newham $4,555
Newlands Primary School Making the links with Newlands Biodiversity Preston West $4,455
Nichols Point Primary School Biodiversity in our backyard Nichols Point $2,822
Noorat Primary School Interactive biodiversity and nature connection trail. Noorat $2,332
Northcote High School Merri Creek Recovery Northcote $5,000
Northside Christian College Biodiversity at Northside Bundoora $5,000
Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School Indigenous Outdoor Classroom & Garden Restoration Project Ocean Grove $4,621
Outdoor School – 15 Mile Creek Habitat and revegitation project Greta South $890
Pakenham Heights Kindergarten Kinder Kids Learn and Plant Pakenham $1,906
Patterson River Secondary College Re-habitat Eel Race Creek Seaford $900
Peninsula Specialist College Connecting with Nature Through Habitat Restoration and Rehabilitation. Dromana $5,000
Port Fairy Consolidated School Celebrating coastal biodiversity communities Port Fairy $3,800
Pyramid Hill Pre-school Pyramid Hill Pre-school Pyramid Hill $1,933
Rainbow P-12 College Owls, Cows and Boughs Rainbow $4,200
Rowville Primary School School Frog Bog and Local Revegetation Project Rowville $4,950
Rye Primary School Rye Primary Bush Tucker and Outdoor Learning Space Project Rye $4,000
St Brigid’s Primary School St Brigids Restoring Biodiversity Officer $5,000
St Francis Primary School Indigenous Garden Nathalia $2,000
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Connecting to nature through mind, body and soul Crib Point $5,000
St Martin de Porres Avondale Heights Reflection gardens Avondale Heights $5,000
St Pauls Anglican Grammar School St Paul’s Students and Community Restoration of Endangered Plains Grassy Woodland Traralgon $4,900
Stanley Street Preschool Stanley Street Bush Kinder Program Wodonga $4,950
Stawell Primary School Citizen Scientists at Stawell Primary School Stawell $5,000
Swan Hill College – Flexible Learning Option Campus Make FLO sustainably beautiful! Swan Hill $5,000
Swifts Creek P-12 School Care for the Tambo Swifts Creek $5,000
Tallangatta Kindergarten Why do we need native plants in our garden at Tallangatta Kindergarten? Tallangatta $4,970
Thornbury Primary School Woiwurrung Food Garden Thornbury $5,000
Timboon P12 School Enviro. Warriors and Kids in the Garden programs Timboon $4,750
TRY Whittlesea Children’s Centre Habitat for play Whittlesea $5,000
Turner Street Kindergarten Bush Tucker Gardens Pascoe Vale South $1,786
Tyrrell College Busy Bees Sea Lake $3,240
Vermont Kindergarten Excursion to Healesville Sanctuary Vermont $2,980
Warranwood Primary School Bajerrang Forest and Bush Tucker Project Warranwood $5,000
Wattle Hill Kindergarten Backyard Biodiversity Burwood $4,037
Wheelers Hill Primary School Reptile and Bird Attracting Garden Wheelers Hill $5,000
Winters Flat Primary School Eltham Copper Butterfly habitat native rejuvenation of school frontage Castlemaine $4,042
Wodonga Federation Government Schools Leneva Project Wodonga $5,000
Woodend Primary School Woodend Community Children’s Garden Woodend $4,720
Woodford Primary School Nature in our Neighborhood Woodford $4,000
Woodside Primary School Historic and current erosion control of the Bruthen Creek film Woodside $4,200
Wyndham Central College Environmental Student Engagement Werribee $4,925
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