Don’t miss out on your tickets to the Swanpool Environmental Film Festival.
Brought to you by Swanpool Landcare and Benalla Sustainable Future Group
Afternoon tea and dinner provided by the Swanpool Catering Team
Tickets $30 and booking essential – phone 0498 007 988
See the latest aerial footage of the Lima East Pasture Trial
For further project information check out the project page here
Grow your school’s sustainability with a Powerful Youth Projects grant
Momentum Energy and Junior Landcare are partnering again in 2018 to fund 200 sustainability or environmental projects in Victorian schools, childcare centres, and youth groups.
Applications are now open! Grants of up to $1,000 will be available for sustainable or environmental projects such as veggie gardens, bush tucker gardens, composting or recycling projects, and other sustainability ideas.
2018 Crowdfunding for Threatened Species & Biodiversity Action
The Victorian Government has committed $116,000 to crowdfunding projects in 2018 to support threatened species and biodiversity conservation campaigns.
Crowdfunding will offer community groups and organisations a unique opportunity to raise funds for threatened species and biodiversity action, while having their fundraising efforts matched by government, with funding up to $25,000 per successful campaign.
Workshops will be available for interested groups to learn more about running successful crowdfunding campaigns.
To register your interest in developing a crowdfunding campaign in 2018, apply online before 5pm Friday 16 March 2018.
Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants
The Victorian Government is investing in the future of Victoria’s biodiversity by implementing the biodiversity plan: Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037.
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio on Saturday announced the following: Opening of applications for Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants
Funding of $2 million is available for the Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants. The 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants:
are offering funding for projects between $5,000 and $50,000,
include the option of single or multi-year projects, and
have a broad biodiversity focus. Community groups and not-for-profit organisations primarily focused on environmental projects, such as biodiversity conservation or habitat protection and restoration projects, are encouraged to apply.
Projects can be on either public or private land.
Examples of eligible groups or organisations include:
Urban and rural Friends of, Landcare and Coastcare groups/networks
Environmental, naturalist groups or volunteer associations
Urban environment groups
not-for-profit conservation organisations
Conservation Management Networks
Public land committees of management
Traditional Owner groups/associations
Schools and educational groups
Youth and senior citizens clubs
Local service and recreational groups
Other types of groups may also be considered if they are proposing to work with volunteers to undertake local conservation projects that support biodiversity or threatened species.
National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants
The National Landcare Program (Australian Govt) Environment Small Grants, which opened on 16 February, provide up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.
Grants available: for projects between $5,000 and $50,000
Applications close:5pm 19 March 2018
Project duration: 12 months
Eligible activities: one of more of the following activities
weed and pest animal control
education activities and raising community awareness/participation
Indigenous land & sea country planning (only Indigenous groups can apply for these projects)
recording Indigenous ecological knowledge (only Indigenous groups can apply for these projects)
administration support related to the project.
Appendixes B & C in the guidelines provide details on eligible and ineligible expenditure.
Interested in how to tackle fruit fly? Come along to the Gecko CLaN AGM and hear from Ross Abberfield – Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Action Group
The Gecko CLaN Landcare Network meeting will be held next Wednesday evening in Violet Town. Details for the event can be found here
Guest Speaker for the night is Ross Abberfield – Goulburn Murray Valley Regional Fruit Fly Action Group. Come along to hear about the work happening in the region to reduce fruit fly and what you can do at home.
Please RSVP for catering by 13th November to Kerri Robson on Mobile:0418 140 710