A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, has today announced a 6-month extension (until 31 December 2020) of the existing Landcare facilitator positions funded through the Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program (VLFP).
The 6-month extension will enable the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (DELWP) Victorian Landcare Program staff to run an Expression of Interest process later this year for Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks who would like to employ a VLFP-funded Landcare facilitator from 1 January 2021.
The extension will also allow for the implementation of improved processes for VLFP starting next year, as part of a suite of recommendations the Victorian Government is implementing following the 2019 independent Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program Review.
In the next few weeks you will receive an email with details about the variation of the VLFP funding agreements to enable the 6-month extension.
Frequently Asked Questions: to view the Frequently Asked Questions on the 6-month extension of the VLFP go to VLFP FAQs - May 2020.
More information: if you have any queries about the VLFP please contact the Victorian Landcare Program team at DELWP via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the DELWP Customer Contact Centre on 136 186.
Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program - Close 16 July 2020
DELWP is delivering the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program to assist climate change adaptation, valuable plant collection maintenance, community amenity improvement and local tourism development. Of a total $2 million pool, grants of $20,000 to $300,000 are on offer, with projects to be completed within two years. The grants are open to organisations with not-for-profit objectives such as local councils, committees of management, trusts and community groups associated with botanic gardens. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - Close 31 July 2020
DELWP and Landcare Australia are partnering for a third year to fund the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. These grants of up to $5,000 (ex GST) are for schools (primary or secondary), kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts or Girl Guides or youth groups, youth environmental volunteer groups and Junior Landcare groups in Victoria. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants - Round 2 Opens 1 July 2020!
News Corp has partnered with FRRR to enable the delivery of the News Corp Bushfire Fund grants. This support is for local not-for-profit organisations and community groups that are delivering locally led projects and activities to assist people in their recovery as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support projects addressing a wide range of needs, click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
2020 Victorian Integrated Catchment Management Winter Sessions - 3 July to 19 August 2020
This year DELWP are running free weekly online sessions that address key questions about the value of catchment stewardship and integrated approaches to the management of land, water and biodiversity. These sessions are interactive – you can engage with panel members and presenters while you learn about past successes, and help chart the future of Natural Resource Management. Click into news item for further details and to register.
Webinar - Nature Conservation in Victoria 1969-2020: An abridged rendering - 27 July 2020
Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) Seminar's '50 Years Legacy Series' continues with a webinar from one of ARI’s ecologists, Matt White. Tune in to learn about the political and environmental context in which the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) has worked within for the last 50 years. Click into news item to register and review the full legacy series schedule.