On 18 September 2019, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes announced $451,149 in funding to support 128 projects through the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.
Grants of up to $5,000 each (excl GST) will support Victorian primary and secondary schools; kindergartens; pre-schools; childcare centres; Scouts and Guides; and other youth groups, including: specialist schools, and groups working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Minister D’Ambrosio said, “These grants support projects that protect our natural environment at a grassroots level, as well as providing health and social benefits for young Victorians.”
The grants are one of multiple initiatives that support the vision and goals of Protecting Our Environment – Biodiversity 2037; Victoria’s plan to help stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve the natural environment so it is healthy, valued and actively cared for.
Click here for the full list of 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant recipients.