A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
The Weeds and Rabbits Project aims to encourage more young people to connect with their local community and natural environment through invasive pest and weed management.
Young people are under-represented in invasive species management, yet they have much to offer by way of passion and interest in improving our landscapes.
Land management is an inter-generational issue, and managing pests and weeds is a crucial part of enhancing our agricultural and natural landscapes. It is important that diverse voices and interests are part of the conversation about how to address the challenge of invasive species.
This grant program has been established to support youth-friendly initiatives with a focus on invasive pest and weed issues in Victoria.
Applications close 5 pm (AEST), Monday 30 September 2019.
Funding available: grants between $5,000 and $15,000 (ex GST).
Who can apply: open to community groups, education providers and local councils, with a focus on projects that connect with young people and develop their skills, and deliver broader benefits for local communities.
For program guidelines and application details go to https://weedsandrabbits.com/youth-engagement-grant-program/
Communities Environment Program Grant Applications - Closing Date Extended to 17 October 2019!
Due to the high volume of nominations received in the past week, the closing date for applications for the Communities Environment Program has been extended. Applications for this program are via invitation from your local MP’s office only, if LVI sponsorship is required please contact the LVI office regarding your group’s application. Click into news item for further details.
Victorian Volunteer Strategy Survey - Open until 24 November 2019
The Victorian Government has committed to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. Have your say - as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations! Click into news item for further details.
Landcare Victoria Inc. Gippsland Forum: People, Produce and Partnership 25-27 October 2019 - Last chance for Early Bird Discounts!
Early bird discounts finish at midnight tonight, (9 October 2019) so register for the forum today! Single day tickets are also available. Click into news item for further details
Linked Events LVI Gippsland Forum: People, Produce and Partnership - Wed 23rd & Fri 25th October 2019 - Register now!
Two events linked to the upcoming LVI forum in Gippsland are now open for registration. Attendees are invited to enhance their experience by coming to these events! Click further into news item for further details.
Landcare Victoria Inc. Gippsland Forum: People, Produce and Partnership 25-27 October 2019 - Registrations Open! Early Bird Discount until 9 October only!
Landcarers can be found in all forms and in all communities. This state-wide Landcare Victoria Inc. Forum will highlight the “People, Produce and Partnerships” that make for vibrant communities. The Trafalgar based event promises to be a full weekend of inspiring presentations and farm/site visits that showcase the diversity and passion of local producers, consumers and communities across the West Gippsland area. All landcare members, volunteer, professionals and partners welcome! Click into news item for program outline and/or to register.