VICTORIAN LANDCARE GRANTS AND JUNIOR GRANTS NOW OPEN

The Victorian Government is providing a major funding boost to volunteers and young people across
the state, including in Macedon to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our
area.
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said the 2022 Victorian Landcare Grants and the 2022
Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are now open and aim to help volunteers and kids across the
state protect Victoria’s environment.

As part of the Victorian Landcare Grants, $3.35 million is available for grants of up to $20,000 to fund
on-ground projects that protect, enhance, and restore Macedon land and environment. Support
grants of up to $500 are also available to help with group administration and running costs.

The grants are open to environmental volunteering groups, including Landcare groups and networks,
Friends groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare
groups and Aboriginal groups to support the important work they do in protecting and restoring our
land and environment.

In 2021, five project grants were provided, which helped fund projects for Landcare in Tylden, Upper
Campaspe, Woodend, Newham & District and Ashborne which were delivered in Macedon.
As part of the 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, $450,000 of funding will be
provided to environmental projects at local schools, kindergartens, preschools, childcare centres and
other youth groups.

Grants of up to $5000 will be available for projects that provide youth in Macedon with an
opportunity to participate in hands-on biodiversity projects or educate them in valuing and actively
caring for biodiversity the environment.

Both grant programs support the implementation of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity
2037, the Victorian Government’s 20-year plan to protect Victoria’s environment and native species.
For more information about how to apply, visit environment.vic.gov.au/grants

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP
“These grants will help volunteers and youth across Victoria restore and improve habitats for our
native plants and animals.”

“We know Victorians love being out in nature – and we are investing to ensure our precious and
unique environment can be enjoyed by future generations.”

“This funding will assist our hard-working volunteers, community groups and youth to continue
caring for our local natural environment.”