2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
Age Groups:
0-7 | 7-13 | 13-18
Number of Projects:
Applications Closed:
22 March 2021
Grants Details:

Congratulations to the 2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant recipients

For the fourth year, Landcare Australia has partnered with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to offer the 2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.   

In July 2021, Landcare Australia distributed $413,000 of funding from the Victorian Government to support 111 projects through this fantastic grants program. 

Victorian primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, pre-schools, childcare centres, and youth groups were eligible to apply for these grants of up to $5,000 each. 

Funded projects are supporting the next generation of Landcarers to protect biodiversity through on-ground action that improve and restore habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals. Projects include activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, along with health and social benefits. The grants also contribute to the targets of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 – the Victorian Government’s plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment. 

Grant recipients will be completing their projects by mid-2022 and we look forward to seeing the educational, environmental and social outcomes.   

Click here to read case studies about previous Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant projects. 

Grant Recipients:
Group Name/School Name Project Name Suburb/ Town
1st South Frankston Scout Group Indigenous Vegetation – Identifying Edible Native Plants Frankston
Aitken College Wildlife Corridor – Brodies Creek Greenvale
Alice Miller School Native pollinators in the playground Macedon
Apollo Bay P-12 College Apollo Bay Propagation Tree Day Apollo Bay
Aquinas College, Global Green Exploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNA Ringwood
Ardeer South Primary School Urban Forest Sunshine West
Arrabri Kindergarten Native garden Project Bayswater North
Ashley Park Primary School Connecting ourselves to Plenty Gorge, developing local plant diversity knowledge through Country Doreen
Ashwood School Our Land, Our Future Ashwood
Bacchus Marsh Grammar Bacchus Marsh Grammar- Growling Grass Frog Habitat Maddingley
Bacchus Marsh Grammar Staughton Vale Campus Young people restoring threatened ecosystems Staughton Vale
Bacchus Marsh Primary School Indigenous plants – hands on learning at Bacchus Marsh Primary School Bacchus Marsh
Bairnsdale Secondary college/ Bairnsdale Urban Landcare Wetland restoration Bairnsdale
Bayside P-12 College Exploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNA Williamstown
Bellarine Secondary College Humans Of Planet Earth Drysdale
Belmont Scouts Bird and Insect Habitat for New Scout Hall Belmont
Bendigo Pre School Front yard upgrade Bendigo
Black Rock Preschool Centre BRPS: Caring for our land Black Rock
Bourchier Street Primary School Strengthening Biodiversity at Bourchier Steet Shepparton
Braemar College Exploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNA Woodend
Burwood East Primary School BEPS Native Gardens and Outdoor Classroom Burwood East
Catholic College Wodonga Bird Booster: Outdoor Classroom and Native Garden West Wodonga
Chelsea Heights Kinder Moonlit Sanctuary Chelsea Heights
Chum Creek Primary School Our Creek – Songlines to the Sea Chum Creek
Clifton Street Children’s Centre Forest school revegetation Northcote
Cobram District Childrens Services Inc Outdoor Learn & Play Space Cobram
Collingwood College Indigenous Biodiversity Garden Collingwood
Cornish College Wetland rejuvenation Bangholme
Diamond Creek Primary School Wombat Wonderland Trail Diamond Creek
Dromana Secondary College Increasing biodiversity and supporting the Dunns Creek Biolink Dromana
East Bentleigh Primary School Our Locals: Wildlife Learning Experience Bentleigh East
Eilleen Taylor Kindergarten Native Vegetation Restoration Project Cobram
Elisabeth Murdoch College Elisabeth Murdoch College’s Wetlands Revitalisation Langwarrin
Epping Primary School – Greenbrook Campus Indigenous Garden Epping
Eskdale Primary School Research and Revegetation… establishing indigenous ecosystems at our school! Eskdale
Evesham Road Kindergarten Native garden & Bug hotel Cheltenham
Fish Creek and District Primary School Reveg around the Fishy Community Composter Fish Creek
Geelong West Kindergaten Excursion to Serendip Sanctuary Geelong West
Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Children’s Centre Outdoor Learning Space Lakes Entrance
Glen Huntly Primary School Where the Past meets the Future – Leman’s Swamp Nature Trail – Reconnecting to Country Glen Huntly
Glen Katherine Primary School Building Biodiversity Eltham North
Gloryland Early Learning Mitcham Gloryland Early Learning Nature Learnings Mitcham
Gold Street Children’s Centre Installation of nest boxes and monitoring surveillance Collingwood
Golden Square Kindergarten Community Garden Project Golden Square
Goodstart Early Learning Wangaratta Williams Rd Kindergarten Giving Gliders a Goodstart Wangaratta
Goodstart Grovedale Torquay Road Creating a frog bog Grovedale
Harvest Home Primary School Biodiversity enrichment Epping
Hawthorn West Primary School Sensory Garden Hawthorn
Heathmont Secondary School Biodiversity Garden/Nursery project Heathmont
Heritage Preschool Heritage Indigenous  Community Garden Noble Park North
Holy Trinity Lutheran College Wetland for biodiveristy. Horsham
Indra Pre School Building local environmental community connections through indegenous revegetation Blackburn South
Jells Park Primary School JPPS Native Gardens Wheelers Hill
Jindivick Primary School Exploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNA Jindivick
Juniors Group FNCV Nature’s knowledge – Key to protect the environment and children’s sanity. Blackburn
Keysborough Community Children’s Centre Building Nature’s Balance in our Backyard Keysborough
Korin Korin Kindergarten Kids First Australia Moth Discovery Wollert
Korumburra Secondary College Rain Garden Korumburra
Lakes Entrance Primary School Koala Tree Planting Experience Lakes Entrance
Lauriston Girls School Revegetation of Wild Dog Creek Howqua
Lavalla Catholic College – Environmental Science Students Lake Narracan EnviroDNA Project – Lavalla Catholic College Traralgon
Lismore Primary School Indigenous culture and environmental awareness project Lismore
Livingston Kindergarten Frog Habitat Highett
Lucknow Primary School Indigenous Garden and Art Connect Eastwood
Macedon Ranges Montessori Pre-school Macedon Ranges Montessori Pre-school – Biodiversity enrichment program Riddlles Creek
Mansfield Steiner School Regenerating native flora and fauna Mansfield
Maples Early Learning Connecting communities Mernda
Melbourne High School Biodiversity Club Melbourne High School Biodiversity Program South Yarra
Moe South Street Primary School Indigenous Garden Moe
Montpellier Primary School Backyard Buddies Highton
Nagle College Exploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNA Bairnsdale
Narre Warren North Primary School Family Garden Club and Garden Design Narre Warren North
Nazareth Primary School Relationship with Wild Grovedale
Newbury Primary School Indigenous garden project Craigieburn
Newham Primary School Biodiversity Learning Hub Newham
Norlane West Scout Group Re-creating the grasslands at Norlane West Scout Group Norlane
North Eastern Montessori School Native Garden Regeneration for Pollinators St Helena
Ormond Community Kindergarten Ormond Kinder Butterfly Garden Glen Huntly
Outdoor School – 15 Mile Creek Increasing Biodiversity at 15MC Greta South
Parkdale Preschool Association Animal habitats discovery at the Cranbourne Gardens Parkdale
Parkhill Primary School Indigenous Planting Ashwood
Parkwood Green Primary School Bush Tucker Garden Project Hillside
Red Cliffs East Primary School Centenary Garden Red Cliffs
Scout Association of Victoria – Mafeking Rover Park Nesting Box Program Caveat
Silverton Primary School Bank soil stabilization and revegetation project Noble Park North
Skipton Primary School Habitat enhancement of Mount Emu Creek Skipton
Skye Primary School Indigenous Nature Trail Skye
St Brigid’s Primary School Officer Biodiversity in our Ecosystem Officer
St Catherine of Siena School St Catherine of Siena Bushland and Natural Playscape Armstrong Creek
St Francis of Assisi Primary School Exploring Ecosystems Baranduda
St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School Bannockburn Nature Reserve Engagement and Enhancement Bannockburn
St Peters Primary Indigenous Wellbeing Sensory Space Bentleigh East
St Roch’s Glen Iris Primary School ReWilding our school: The outdoor classroom at St Roch’s Glen Iris
St Theresa’s Primary School Breathing Life into Kororoit Creek and the Bay Albion
St.Anne’s School Pollinator’s Paradise Sunbury
Sunshine Heights Primary School The Micro Forest Learning Hub Sunshine West
Talgarno Primary School Improving our wetland, Talgarno Primary School Talgarno
Tarralla Kindergarten Indigenous Tree Planting Ringwood East
Torquay College Environmental Centre wetland rehabilitation Torquay
Upper Yarra Secondary College Indigenous Garden Yarra Junction
Wallan East Kindergarten Kids First Australia Introducing Biodiversity to the Kinder Kids Wallan
Warrnambool East Primary School Schoolyard Habitat Project Warrnambool
Westgarth Kindergarten Inc. Wurundjeri Wildflowers Planting Project Northcote
Wheelers Hill Primary School Wheelers Flock! Wheelers Hill
Whittlesea Primary School Healesville Sanctuary Excursion Whittlesea
Wonthaggi North Primary School Lets bring the birds and bees North Wonthaggi
Woodford Primary School Signs of the River Woodford
Wooranna Park Primary School Signage for indigenous plants Dandenong North
Yackandandah Primary School Landcare in Action @ Yackandandah Creek Reserve Yackandandah
Yarra Glen Primary School Dry River Bed Garden Completion Yarra Glen
Yarra Warra Pre School & Bush Kinder Creating habitats for our native small birds, frogs and possums North Warrandyte
Who Can Apply:

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

How To Apply:
  1. Read the Guidelines and Criteria to see if your project idea fits.
  2. Read about how to plan your project including ideas about working with the local community.
  3. Login or register and start your grant application on the Landcare Australia Grants Site.
  4. Complete your application online by 3pm (AEST) Friday, 30 April 2021.
Guidelines & Criteria: