A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
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.
Have your say - as community members, volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers or community organisations, or supporting organisations.
Two surveys have been developed to capture insights from different groups with an interest in volunteering. Both surveys will help us to better understand the current state of volunteering in Victoria - from a community and volunteer sector perspective - and will be used to inform the development of the Volunteer Strategy.
Online consultation is now open until 31 May 2020. Find out more here - https://engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-volunteer-strategy
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.
Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds Round 2 - Closing 5 February!
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!
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) invites grant applications for conservation projects to assist in the protection of our native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Support Resources
Landcare Australia has put together an extensive list of support resources for bushfire affected communities. Click into news item for link.
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.