Millions in grants for environmental work

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale encouraged volunteers to apply for the grants.

Bass MP Jordan Crugnale is encouraging environmental volunteers to apply for grants to support their work in protecting and restoring our land and natural environment.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $2.55 million in Victorian Government funding available to environmental volunteering groups.

Ms Crugnale said Landcare and other environmental volunteering groups can now apply for project grants of up to $30,000 for on-ground works, education and capacity building projects that help to improve the local environment for future generations.

Support grants of up to $500 are also available for new and existing groups and networks to assist with operating costs for Landcare and environmental volunteering across the state.

The funding will be delivered through Victoria’s 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs).

Previous projects include:-

– Bass Coast Landcare Network – Westernport Catchment Custodian Kids – Detecting, Documenting And Protecting The Catchment

– Bass Coast Landcare Network – Powlett Catchment Custodian Kids – Detecting, Documenting And Protecting The Catchment

– Bass Valley Landcare Group – Creating, Protecting And Enhancing Swamp Skink And Powerful Owl Habitat In The Bass

– Phillip Island Landcare Group – Enhancement And Monitoring Of The Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor

– Powlett Project Landcare Group – Holding The Land Together: Community-Led Erosion Control In The Powlett Catchment

– Anderson Inlet Landcare Group – Protecting Places For Laces

“We have some of Victoria’s best natural landscapes and habitat – I encourage all our dedicated volunteer groups and networks to apply for a grant,” Ms Crugnale said.

“Our volunteers are invaluable, and these grants will allow them to continue to make a significant difference at a grassroots level.”

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16 June 2021. For more information go to