A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Landcare Victoria Inc. and the Steering Committee of the recent LVI Forum in Gippsland would like to thank all Volunteers, Sponsors and Partners who contributed to such a successful event! Over 60 people attended the three day event from the professionals gathering to welcome BBQ and 2040 film to the local presentations and field trip on Saturday to the final workshops on Sunday morning.
Presentation slides and other material are now available here. For those who missed out on a copy of the Victorian Landcare 2017-18 Achievements Report – it is available online here. For more information related to the presentations please see links below:
Finally, we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions so we can continue to improve and grow our future events and have set up a short survey for you to do so (click here)!
Tier 1 On-farm Energy Grants Open!
Applications close March 2020 or until available funding is exhausted (whichever comes first). The grants will provide support to farmers to replace energy inefficient equipment, install more energy efficient systems and enable own-generation capacity. Click into news item for further information or to apply!
Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program - Open for applications
This Grants Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Any Victorian ex-service organisation, local council, school or community group is eligible to apply. Click into news item for further information or to apply.
Survey: State Volunteering Strategy
The Victorian Government has a 2018 election commitment to develop and implement a Volunteer Strategy to support and enhance volunteerism in Victoria. The strategy will be informed by extensive consultation across the Victorian public and volunteering community, seeking deep insights into the challenges and opportunities for volunteers, community members, and managers of volunteers and organisations. Online consultation is now open until 31 May 2020, click into news item for link.
The Ripple Effect
Mental health is an on-going issue in our society. To better support our farming community, we need a better understanding of what people on farms are thinking. To help, click into this news item to complete the on-line, anonymous survey. The survey results will enable planners, researchers and government to fully realise the extent of the problem.
Happy International Volunteer Day!
This year’s International Volunteer Day celebrates the theme of “Volunteer for an Inclusive Future” to promote the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism. Today is a chance for us to raise awareness, celebrate and thank those volunteering in Victoria (an estimated +134,000 volunteers!), across Australia and the globe acting to protect, preserve and enhance the health of our natural environment and biodiversity. Click into news item for further information, volunteer stories and new resources.