FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Victorian Landcare Grants for projects that protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment across the Macedon Ranges.

Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the $1.76 million grants program to support Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups.
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said grants of up to $20,000 are available to Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups in the Macedon electorate for on-ground works, education and capacity building projects.

Last year, local projects in Woodend and Malmsbury were both successful in securing funding to restore biodiversity in both townships and also to protect Black Gums at Flint Hill.
Support grants of $500 are also available for new and existing groups and networks to assist with operating costs and provide a stable base for Landcare and environmental volunteering across Victoria.

For more information on the grants contact the North Central Catchment Management Authority, the Regional Landcare Coordinator or go to environment.vic.gov.au/grants

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:

“The Andrews Government is a strong supporter of Landcare and these grants are a good way of acknowledging the amazing work being done by our local volunteer-lead environmental groups.”

“Our local conservation groups do such an amazing job at protecting our native flora and fauna. These grants will go a long way towards assisting their tireless work to protect our land and environment.”