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

The Strengthening Environmental Volunteering stream aims to boost environmental volunteer participation, particularly in engaging new and diverse audiences, on private and public land.

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


Grants of up to $30,000 are available under Stream 1 - Strengthening Environmental Volunteering.


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
  • Local government


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.

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

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For more information about these grants, please email us.

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