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Our purpose

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the independent, representative body for landcare in Victoria. We work for increased recognition, resourcing and support for resilient and productive landscapes and communities.

Landcare Victoria Inc. is the state peak body for Landcare whose purposes include:

  • Encouraging and facilitating community-based, cooperative, multi-disciplinary approaches to caring for the land, by groups of like-minded people, using Landcare or similar purposes for Member Groups
  • Providing a strong voice on behalf of Landcare in Victoria
  • Promoting sustainable land and water management practices which balance economics and ecology as well as productivity and resource protection

 The following activities support these purposes:

  • Supporting the formation and operation of autonomous, self-reliant voluntary groups and networks of groups to undertake action on a local, regional and state wide basis
  • Advising on the formation of new groups and the on-going management of existing groups
  • Providing an overarching legal structure, through which Member Groups can operate their local branches with efficiency
  • Offering services and support to groups including but not limited to incorporation, insurance and management matters
  • Disseminating relevant information to groups
  • Offering training and up-skilling opportunities to paid staff, executive and general group members
  • Providing professional services to paid staff, in either a group, Network or agency setting
  • Participating actively in policy development matters which pertain to the sector and to represent the sector in relation to these matters in an apolitical manner
  • Communicating the sectors actions and achievements
  • Representing Victoria at the national peak body for landcare and other organisations
  • Forming strategic alliances with other relevant public/government, private and community organisations as applicable
  • Supporting the ongoing education of the community with regard to the issues pertaining to land and water and biodiversity management

 

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2019/20 Volunteer Grants - Now Open!
The intended outcome of this grant program is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering. Whilst this round closes in April, funding is capped at $66,000 per electorate so get in early! Click into news item for further details & eligibility for LVI Member Groups.

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The objectives of the program are to assist communities manage the negative impacts of pest animals and weeds during drought, stimulate economic activity and facilitate local employment in the areas where projects take place. Whilst this funding round is for local councils, if your area is affected by drought you can approach your local council and collaborate! Click into news item for further information.

Community Conservation Grants - Closing 14 February!
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LVI Landcare Voices Project - New Interviews!
Three new interviews from Fergus Irving, Frankie & Graeme MacLennan and Peter Jennings are now available online as part of LVI's ongoing Landcare Voices Project. So far, 19 interviews have been conducted, capturing the oral history of Landcare from across the state. Click into news item to listen.