Volunteers and young people across the state, including in Brimbank, can now apply for grants to help them protect and restore the natural environment in our area.
Treasurer Tim Pallas said the 2022 Victorian Landcare Grants and the 2022 Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants aim to help volunteers and kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment.
“These grants will help volunteers and youth across Victoria restore and improve habitats for our native plants and animals,” he said.
“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.”
As part of the grants, $3.35 million is available for funding of up to $20,000 to invest in onground projects that protect, enhance, and restore Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay land.
Support grants of up to $500 are also available to help with group administration and running costs.
As part of the 2022 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants program, $450,000 of funding will be provided to environmental projects, including Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay schools, kindergartens, preschools, childcare centres and other youth groups.
Grants of up to $5000 will be available for projects that provide youth in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay with an opportunity to participate in hands-on biodiversity projects or educate them in valuing and actively caring for biodiversity and the environment.