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Australia: 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants

Australia: 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants


Deadline: 9-Aug-22

Applications are now open for the fifth year of the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants provide funding for projects that involve and educate young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment. These grants provide young Victorians with an opportunity to participate in biodiversity focused hands-on projects and/or environmental learning activities.

Focus Areas
Biodiversity focused on-ground projects (direct-action): improving biodiversity through creating, enhancing, or restoring habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals.
Biodiversity focused education activities (in-direct action): educating, involving, and engaging young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s biodiversity and natural environment.
Funding Information
The Victorian Government is providing funding of up to $450,000 for the 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.
Eligible applicants can apply for grants of up to $5,000.
Eligibility Criteria
The grants are open to schools (primary/secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides, youth groups, Junior Landcare groups, and youth environmental volunteer groups.
To be eligible, applicant schools or groups must work with young people who are preferably under the age of 18 years.
To be eligible, applicants must have:
A bank account
An Australian Business Number (ABN)
Public liability insurance cover of at least $10 million
Note – only one application is allowed per school /youth group/childcare centre etc.

The following are not eligible to apply:
Commercial entities and for-profit organisations (including applications written by for-profit educational providers on behalf of eligible groups)
Commonwealth, state or local government, agencies, and statutory authorities
Individuals
Landcare groups/networks, ‘Friends of’ groups, and other environmental volunteer groups/networks (except Junior Landcare groups)
Schools or groups with an overdue report for a Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant or another Junior Landcare grant (via Landcare Australia).
For more information, visit https://juniorlandcare.org.au/grant/2022-victorian-junior-landcare-and-biodiversity-grants/

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