Community Grants

The PPWCMA plays a key role in the coordination and administration of environmental funding within the Port Phillip and Western Port region.

Each year the PPWCMA offers grants to Landcare groups and networks, community groups and volunteer-based organisations to support the important work they undertake in the region to protect environmental assets, address priority issues and improve the health of the region.

The PPWCMA administers the Victorian Landcare Grants Program (on behalf of the Victorian Government) and monitors and evaluates the environmental impact of projects and reports on their outcomes.

The Victorian Government and Australian Government also run a variety of environmental grants programs outside of the PPWCMA. To be informed about these, sign up to the PPWCMA monthly email update.

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants

The Victorian Government is providing funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment..

A total of $2.55 million is available for project and support grants across Victoria.

Types of grants 

Project grants: Up to $30,000 is available for on-ground works, capacity building activities, community education and engagement that protects, or improves natural assets such as native vegetation, native fauna, waterways, wetlands, and soils.

Support grants: Up to $500 is available for assistance with costs such as insurance, incorporation and operational needs, or meetings and events or newsletters, websites, and other communication.

Eligibility

Grants are open to all Victorian Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks that have a focus on on-ground land and natural environment improvement work.

This includes Landcare groups and networks, ‘Friends of’ groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups and organisations working on Country.

Timelines

  • Applications open Friday 30 April 2021
  • Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • Recipients notified: August 2021
  • Projects completed: Wednesday 30 November 2022

Important documents

Applications

Click here to apply via SmartyGrants

More information

If you have any questions contact Barry Kennedy, Regional Landcare Coordinator, at community.grants@ppwcma.vic.gov.au or phone 0447 821 559.

To see grants information for all regions visit the Victorian Landcare Gateway.

Past grant recipients

Other grants programs

Melbourne Water Community Grants

Melbourne Water offers a range of grants to support their customers and the community to undertake a range of activities that improve the health of the region’s waterways.

Their Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program has a strong focus on innovation, liveability and collaboration across all areas of water management.

More information on Melbourne Water Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways incentives program