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Victorian Landcare Grants now open

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy is encouraging volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment to consider applying for funding under the latest round of Victorian Landcare Grants.

Environmental volunteer groups can apply for project grants of up to $20,000 for on-ground works, education and capacity building projects that help to improve Victoria’s environment for future generations. 

Support grants of $500 are also available for new and existing groups and networks to assist with operating costs and provide a stable base for Landcare and environmental volunteering across Victoria.

A total of $1.75 million in grants will be delivered through Victoria’s 10 catchment management authorities. 

“The Ovens Valley electorate is home to many hard working and dedicated environmental volunteer groups,” Mr McCurdy said.

“The Victorian Landcare Grants provide a great opportunity for these volunteer groups to obtain project grants to help them continue their fabulous work. 

“I encourage all our fantastic hardworking volunteers to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for these grants.” 

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, June 12.

For more information on the grants contact your local CMA, Regional Landcare Coordinator or go to www.environment.vic.gov.au/grants/Victorian-Landcare-Grants-2019-20.