2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
Age Groups:
0-7 | 7-13 | 13-18
Grant Amount:
Up to $5,000 each
Applications Open Date:
24 June 2020
Applications Close Date:
31 July 2020
Grants Details:

2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants now open

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP) and Landcare Australia are partnering for a third year to fund the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.

These grants are for schools (primary or secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts or Girl Guides or youth groups, youth environmental volunteer groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria.

Applications are now open for the 2020 grants that provide an opportunity to secure funding to engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, on-ground projects and environmental learning activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and social benefits.

The 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants of up to $5,000 each (ex-GST) are available. Applications close on Friday, 31 July 2020 and projects must be completed by 14 May 2021.

Your organisation could be awarded up to $5,000 if you have a project that focuses on:

  • Improving biodiversity through the development, improvement or restoration of habitat for Victoria’s native plants (flora) and animals (fauna), and/or
  • Educating, involving and engaging young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s natural environment.

Projects can be either direct-action projects (with an on-ground component) or in-direct action projects (with an education component), or a mixture of both.

See below for tips and information about how to apply, including downloading the Grant Guidelines and Criteria.

We also suggest that you have a look at case studies from a few of the completed projects from the 2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.

If, after reading this information, you have any questions, please check out our FAQ here, and if they don’t answer your question, you can email our grants team at grants@landcareaustralia.com.au and they’ll be able to help you.

Grant Recipients:
Who Can Apply:

Any school (primary or secondary), kindergarten, childcare centre, Scouts or Girl Guides, or youth group, youth environmental volunteers groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria.

How To Apply:

1. Check the Guidelines and Criteria to see if your project idea fits.
2. Start talking to your colleagues and get a project team together. Your project team may consist of teachers, parents, students and collaborators such as your local Landcare group, ‘Friends of’ group or local indigenous nursery.
3. Work with your project team to clearly develop your project idea, including the educational and environmental outcomes you expect to achieve. Click here for incursion/excursion ideas in your area.
4. Make sure your project gets students involved.
5. Develop a detailed and realistic budget. Click here for an example budget.
6. Include photos (minimum 1MB), maps, drawings or anything else that’ll help bring your application to life.

Guidelines & Criteria:

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