A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
CEP & SCP grant rounds are now open and both require initial expressions of interest to be submitted through your Federal electorate office. Each electorate will have $150,000 available for each program and funding of a minimum of $2,500 and up to $20,000 is available. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate.
Timeframes vary in each electorate and may be closing soon, so get in touch with your Federal MP as soon as possible if you are considering an application. If your EoI is selected you will then have until 10 October to complete a full application.
Note: an invitation to submit an application will not guarantee the grant funding, as organisations and projects are required to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Guidelines.
LVI is happy to provide letters of support for financial member groups and networks submitting in these rounds. Please contact the LVI office on 0392075527 or email@example.com after speaking with your Federal MP if support is required.
Communities Environment Program
This program may fund up to 100% of eligible expenditure for your project, but additional cash and/or in-kind contributions to the project are strongly encouraged. Projects must be completed by 31 December 2020.
Types of projects that may be funded:
For further CEP details go to - https://www.environment.gov.au/cep
Application information here - https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/communities-environment-program
Stronger Communities Program
This program will only fund up to 50% of eligible project costs, so you will need to provide matching funding. Projects must be completed within six months of your project start date and no later than 30 June 2020.
For further SCP details go to - https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx
Application information here - https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme.
Youth Engagement Grants for Invasive Species Management - Closing 30 Sep 2019!
This grant program has been established to support youth-friendly initiatives with a focus on invasive pest and weed issues in Victoria. Funding between $5,000 and $15,000 (ex GST) can be used to support the engagement of young people in existing groups and initiatives, or to develop new youth-focused initiatives. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
Happy Landcare Week 2019!
From the Victorian Landcare Awards on Friday, through to the national launch at Wentworth and sharing stories of Landcare’s history through the Landcare Voices Project! Click into the news item to hear more about what’s been happening to celebrate Landcare week!
2020 Science & Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Closing Friday 4 Oct 2019!
Applications are open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, a competitive annual grants program supporting 18–35 year old innovators to undertake new and creative research projects that will benefit the agriculture sector. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
New laws to better protect our environment: Consultation open until 31 Oct 2019
On 1 July 2020, the new environment protection laws are intended to come into effect. Click into news item for further details and/or to contribute to the consultation.
Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture - presentations available
If you missed the West Gippsland CMA's "Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture" Conference back in June. All the presentations are now online, click into news item for link.