A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
DELWP has now released the VLFP Review and their response. A large number of community members provided input, resulting in 145 participants attending 10 regional workshops and 592 respondents completing the Review’s online survey. Targeted interviews were also conducted with Landcare Victoria Inc, and the Victorian Environment Friends Network, and Regional Landcare Coordinators were consulted about the Review’s findings.
The VLFP Review examined the program’s effectiveness, impact, design, governance and accountability, and investigated delivery models. The process highlighted specific areas where we can do better to improve the program into the future and we thank those who participated for their frank and constructive feedback. The Victorian Government has used the VLFP Review report’s seven recommendations to determine follow up actions for each recommendation, with a focus on improving the design and delivery of the VLFP so that it is more effective, efficient and has greater impact.
Read the Final Report here VLFP Review 2019 – Final Report.
Read the recommendations and DELWP’s response here Key Findings, Recommendations & Actions.
If you have any specific queries about the Final Report or DELWP’s response to the recommendations, please email us at email@example.com. Otherwise, please contact your Regional Landcare Coordinator or check the Victorian Landcare Gateway for future updates.
Thank you for input, patience and ongoing support throughout the VLFP Review process.
LVI News - August 2020
The latest newsletter is now available on the LVI page of the Landcare Gateway - Click into news item for link.
Smart Farms Small Grants Round Open
Federal Agriculture Minister the Hon David Littleproud MP has announced a new round of funding under the Smart Farms Small Grants Program. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
Bushfire Recovery Victoria releases state recovery plan
The State Government released the State Recovery Plan on 25 August. Landcare Victoria Inc is represented on the Environment and Biodiversity Working Group, which contributed to the development of the Plan. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
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.