The Port Phillip and Westernport CMA 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 monitor and evaluate the environmental impact of projects and report on their outcomes.

The Victorian and Australian governments 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 for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects 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.


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.


  • 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


Click here to apply via SmartyGrants

More information

If you have any questions contact Barry Kennedy, Regional Landcare Coordinator, at 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 offer grants annually to volunteer community groups to support them to deliver waterway improvements on public land. Community groups can apply for support grants up to $1,000 and project grants up to $20,000.

More information on Melbourne Water Community Grants