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 the delivery of funding through the National Landcare Program. They also 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 2018-19:
Port Phillip and Western Port region
The Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19 provide funding to support community-based natural resource management (NRM) groups and networks undertaking on-ground works, education and capacity building projects to protect and restore our land and environment.
The Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19 were conducted earlier this year to enable a consistent approach across all CMA regions and to ensure applications could be assessed and funding announcements made by August 2018.
Other grants programs
National Landcare Program funded grants
Due to the completion of Phase 1 of the National Landcare Program in June 2018, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Community Grants will not have an NLP-funded component for 2018-19.
Melbourne Water Community Grants
Melbourne Water’s community grants program for 2018-19 is expected to open in September 2018.
Their grants are for volunteer community groups to support them to deliver waterway improvements on public land.
Given the smaller pool of funds for the 2018-19 PPWCMA grants program, we would recommend that groups delivering waterway improvement projects on public land focus on applying for a Melbourne Water grant.