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 PPPWCMA 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.


Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20:
Port Phillip and Western Port region

The Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20 provide funding to support Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups and networks undertaking on-ground works, education and capacity building projects to protect, enhance and restore our land and natural environment

Objectives of the Victorian Landcare Grants

  • To fund projects that address local, regional and state land and environment priorities through delivery of:
    • On-ground works
    • Capacity building activities
    • Community education and engagement
  • To sustain Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups and networks by providing support grants, particularly for groups whose continuing existence will benefit from this support.


What type of grants are available?

Project Grants

Up to $20,000 to eligible groups and networks 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.

Projects must be completed and reported on by 30 November 2020

More than one application can be submitted.

Support Grants

Up to $500 to eligible groups and networks for assistance with costs such as insurance, incorporation and operational needs, or meetings and events or newsletters, websites and other communication.

Groups and networks can apply for both Support and Project Grants, however if successful in receiving a Project Grant they will not receive a Support Grant.


How to apply

Applications are now open and close at 5pm on Wednesday 12 June 2019..

If you are applying for a Project Grant, please ensure you have read and understood the Victorian Landcare Grants 2019-20 Guidelines (PDF – 505KB) before beginning your application.

Click here to apply (via SmartyGrants)

Please note: projects must be completed and reported on by 30 November 2020.

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact:

Barry Kennedy
Regional Landcare Coordinator
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA
9971 6503 / 0447 821 559



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.

Melbourne Water’s community grants program for 2019-20 is expected to open in September 2019.

More information on Melbourne Water Community Grants