The 2021 Community Volunteer Action Grants support communities and community organisations to protect and enhance their natural environment.

The Biodiversity On-ground Action and Stewardship stream aims address threats to biodiversity through the delivery of conservation projects on public and private land.

These grants are part our Biodiversity on-ground action program.


Grants of up to $50,000 each are available under Stream 2 - Biodiversity On-ground Action and Stewardship.


Groups and organisations with a focus on biodiversity conservation and working with community groups and organisations are eligible. This includes:

  • Not-for-profit conservation organisations
  • Environmental, naturalist groups or volunteer associations
  • Friends of, Conservation management, Landcare and Coastcare groups and networks
  • Public land committees of management
  • Traditional Owner groups and Aboriginal Victorian associations, trusts, co-operatives
  • Educational and research organisations such as schools and universities
  • Community Service Organisations


Applications close12pm, Thursday 1 April 2021
Successful applicants notifiedJune 2021
Projects completedThursday 30 June 2022
Final reports dueThursday 5 August 2022


Applications must be submitted through Grants Online.

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For technical assistance with Grants Online, please email grantsinfo@delwp.vic.gov.au or call 136 186.


For more information about these grants, email us.