Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has encouraged local environmental organisations to apply for the $2 million 2018 Community & Volunteer Action Grants, and $116,000 for Crowdfunding Grants under the Biodiversity On-ground Action Initiative, recently announced by the Victorian Government.
The Andrews Labor Government is helping community groups in Western Victoria to undertake vital actions to protect the future of Victoria’s biodiversity.
Through the initiative, grants up to $50,000 are available to help communities continue the valuable work they’re already doing to protect and expand habitats for Victoria’s native plants and animals on public and private land.
Expressions of interest are also being sought from groups interested in developing their crowdfunding, social media and marketing skills through free workshops in the form of Crowdfunding Grants.
Grants up to $2,000 will be made available to successful applicants to develop crowdfunding campaigns that raise funds for threatened species and biodiversity projects in Victoria. The Victorian Government will match any of these campaigns that successfully reach their crowdfunding target, up to $25,000.
The grants are part of the Labor Government’s $86.3 million investment to protect Victoria’s environment.
To find out more or to apply for a grant visit: environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-on-ground-action
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney, the Member for Western Victoria
“We’re supporting the community in their on the ground efforts to save our threatened species and habitats.”
“Our native fauna and flora is part of what makes Western Victoria such a great place to live and visit. This will help ensure our threatened species remain for all to enjoy.”
“The Victorian Government is delivering on its ambitious environmental agenda to prioritise the care and protection of our natural environment.”
“Together, government, environment organisations, industry, businesses and the community can slow the decline of our natural environment and protect the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all Victorian communities”.