Subject Areas: Biodiversity
Location: VIC
Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

The Victorian Government Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) provides support to Landcare Australia’s Victorian operations to assist Landcare Australia in developing partnerships with non-government funding providers and building capacity for the Victorian Landcare community.

This support contributes to Landcare Australia’s success in providing funding to a diverse range of Landcare projects across the state as well as showcasing inspirational Victorian Landcare stories to a wide audience through various media and communications activities.

In 2022, for the fifth year, DEECA funded the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Program in partnership with Landcare Australia’s Junior Landcare program. A total of $381,288 in funding was awarded to 110 projects.

The grants provide funding to Victorian primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, preschools, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and Junior Landcare groups for projects that involve and educate young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment. Specialist schools and youth groups working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities are also encouraged to apply.

Since the Victoria Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants program commenced, 571 projects have received over $2million in funding from DEECA.

Read case studies for some of these completed projects.