National Landcare Week was celebrated today with the announcement of Community Skills Development grants to support environmental volunteer groups and networks.
The grants will enable volunteer groups and networks to invest in training and development to increase their collective skills.
A total of $600,000 is available to strengthen and support Landcare, the Friends Of network, Coastcare and other environmental volunteer groups in the important work they do.
Individual groups will be eligible for $5,000 grants while networks and partnership groups will be eligible for up to $20,000
A two-year partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and Landcare Australia Limited was also announced and will secure increased corporate investment directed towards Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups.
Landcare in Victoria has been supported by successive Victorian Governments for more than 30 years, recognising the importance of corporate partnerships in the field of natural resource management.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“I encourage groups and networks to work together to submit partnership proposals that will strengthen environmental volunteer groups.”
“We’re taking action to protect our biodiversity and ensure that Victoria’s natural environment remains healthy.”
“I’d like to thank the volunteers who continue to work tirelessly to help care for and maintain Victoria’s unique and biodiverse landscape.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020