Supporting young Victorians to care for our natural environment

Grants up to $5,000 are available for projects that involve and educate young Victorians in valuing and caring for Victoria’s native plants, animals and natural environment.

Funding is on offer for hands-on projects and / or learning activities  with a biodiversity focus.

The $450,000 of grants are open to all schools, kindergartens, childcare centers, Scouts, Girl Guides, Junior Landcare groups and youth groups in Victoria.

The first round of the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants was in 2018, and since then the four rounds of these grants have funded 461 projects.

Past projects funded by the Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants include:

  • enhancing or restoring habitat using indigenous plants to attract birds and insects
  • a biodiversity-focused excursion to a wildlife sanctuary or National Park
  • monitoring native animals in a local area and contributing the results to a citizen science program, such as the Atlas of Living Australia or Waterwatch
  • working with a local Landcare group to plan and deliver a weed control project to protect the local biodiversity
  • see complete list of previously funded projects below.

These projects support the delivery of Protecting Victoria's Environment - Biodiversity 2037,  Victoria’s 20-year plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.

The grants are funded through DELWP's Victorian Landcare Program and administered by Landcare Australia as part of its national Junior Landcare Grants program.

For more information, visit Junior Landcare

Previous Grant Recipients

2022 Recipient 

Project Title

Local Government Area

Funding Amount 

1st Kallista Scout Group

Increasing biodiversity at 1st Kallista Scout Hall through indigenous revegetation

Yarra Ranges

$2,832.50

1st Riddells Creek Scout Group

Treetops Scout Camp koala and wildlife corridor

Macedon Ranges

$2,005.70

1st Wallan Wallan Scout Group

1st Wallan Wallan Cub Scouts Bear Grylls wildlife experience

Mitchell

$1,245.00

Albany Rise Primary School

The" Amaroo" garden

Monash

$4,996.65

Albion Primary School

Bird watching, nest box monitoring and a biodiversity mural using bottle caps

Brimbank

$3,900.00

Alvie Primary School

Development of wetlands

Colac Otway

$4,850.00

Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre

Dja Dja Wurrung bush kitchen garden

Bendigo

$2,200.00

Bairnsdale Scout Group

Bairnsdale Joey Scouts - wetland migratory birds

East Gippsland

$3,645.00

Bass Coast Specialist School

Biodiversity boardwalk

Bass Coast

$4,000.00

Bayswater West Primary School

Baysie West frog bog

Knox

$4,489.27

Beeac Primary School

Parallel wilds - Beeac

Colac Otway

$1,850.00

Billanook Primary School

Gully adventures play area

Yarra Ranges

$4,400.00

Birregurra Primary School

Parallel wilds - Birregurra

Colac Otway

$1,850.00

Brunswick East Primary School

Ephemeral pond and shade garden

Moreland

$4,505.00

Brunswick Kindergarten Incorporated

CERES excursions building knowledge and discovery

Moreland

$2,250.00

Brunswick North West Primary School

Realising our school vision for Yakai Barring (surprise track)

Moreland

$4,500.00

Brunswick South West Primary School

Birds, bees and bush – BSWPS' biodiversity corridor

Moreland

$5,000.00

Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare Network - Junior Landcare Group

Understanding our environment, and the important role we can play!

Northern Grampians

$3,900.00

Bundoora Scout Group

Joey Scouts' biodiversity garden

Banyule

$3,174.00

Bundoora Secondary College

Giving to Gresswell Forest - Stage 2

Banyule

$4,966.00

Buninyong Primary School - Scotsburn Campus

Oval verge indigenous planting

Moorabool

$1,310.00

Cairnlea Park Primary School

Planters filled with a diverse range of native Australian plants

Brimbank

$983.67

Carlton Primary School

Caretakers Program

Melbourne

$4,258.50

Chairo Christian School - Pakenham Campus

Wetlands rehabilitation project

Cardinia

$2,579.00

Christmas Hills Primary School

Bush school

Nillumbik

$5,000.00

Coburg Children's Centre Inc

Valuing biodiversity in early childhood education

Moreland

$3,700.00

Croydon Hills Primary School

Yurunga. Buarth Gurru (under the trees grass flowering)

Maroondah

$5,000.00

Damascus College

Exploring our local wildlife

Ballarat

$1,000.00

Dawson Street Children's Co-Operative

Habitats are homes too

Moreland

$2,317.95

Deans Marsh Primary School

Parallel wilds - Deans Marsh

Surf Coast

$1,850.00

Derinya Primary School

D.I.G: Derinya indigenous garden

Frankston

$4,817.50

Dinjerra Primary School

Garden Club

Maribyrnong

$2,902.00

East Loddon P-12 College

Going further with bush tucker

Loddon

$4,910.00

Eastern Ranges School

Indigenous garden with a focus on Aboriginal plant use

Knox

$4,987.40

Ewing Kindergarten Incorporated

Native revegetation and food forest project

Stonnington

$1,270.00

Forrest Primary School

Parallel wilds - Forrest

Colac Otway

$1,850.00

Girl Guides Victoria - Burnet Park Camp

Burnet Park Camp revegetation

Latrobe

$4,050.00

Goodstart Early Learning Centre, Berwick

Extending the existing bush tucker garden and establishing an indigenous garden

Casey

$2,222.25

Grace Christian College Wodonga

Green space development and improvement

Hume

$2,472.00

Halls Gap Primary School

Parallel wilds - Halls Gap

Northern Grampians

$1,850.00

Heidelberg Primary School

Indigenous garden project

Banyule

$2,614.99

Holy Cross Primary School New Gisborne

Indigenous vegetation - identifying edible native plants

Macedon Ranges

$4,200.00

Horsham Primary School

Bush tucker garden rejuvenation

Horsham Rural

$5,000.00

Horsham Special School

Creating cultural connections through fauna and flora

Horsham Rural

$4,800.00

Hurstbridge Primary School

Habitats, life cycles and adaptations: biodiversity education at Healesville Sanctuary

Nillumbik

$5,000.00

Jan Juc Preschool

Valuing our local sea friends

Surf Coast

$2,590.00

Kerrimuir Primary School

The circle of life including local indigenous plantings

Whitehorse

$4,457.95

Kinderlink Healesville - Badger Creek Preschool

Badger Creek indigenous sensory garden

Yarra Ranges

$2,201.59

Kinglake Primary School

Indigenous garden

Murrindindi

$1,250.00

Kinglake West Primary School

Kinglake West Primary School indigenous sensory garden sustainability committee project

Murrindindi

$2,300.00

Koo Wee Rup Primary School

Biodiversity and bandicoot-friendly garden

Cardinia

$5,000.00

Kyabram P-12 College

Learning through nature

Campaspe

$930.00

Lake Boga Primary School

Indigenous meeting place/outdoor classroom and bush tucker garden

Swan Hill

$5,000.00

Leitchville Primary School

Indigenous discovery garden

Gannawarra

$4,400.00

Lyndale Greens Primary School

Natural connections

Greater Dandenong

$3,098.00

Marong Primary School

Indigenous garden

Bendigo

$4,166.00

Mercy Regional College

Indigenous garden project

Corangamite

$5,000.00

Merrivale Primary School

Nature play and bush food garden

Warrnambool

$3,955.00

Moomba Park Primary School

Indigenous plant propagation

Moreland

$3,998.67

Mordialloc Beach Primary School

Bush tucker garden

Kingston

$4,719.00

Mornington Primary School

Biodiversity project - frog bog

Mornington Peninsula

$2,478.44

Mother Of God Primary School

Brimbank schools caring for the creek project

Brimbank

$5,000.00

Mount Eliza Secondary College

Learning about our native plants and creating connections with our local first nations people

Mornington Peninsula

$4,329.00

Mount Martha Primary School

Rebuild and reinvigorate

Mornington Peninsula

$1,226.00

Moyston Primary School

Parallel wilds - Moyston

Ararat

$1,850.00

Nino Early Learning Adventurers Melton

Little botanic ninos

Melton

$1,353.99

Nungurner Primary School

Nungurner firewise demonstration garden

East Gippsland

$5,000.00

Our Lady Star of The Sea

Walk on the wild side

Bass Coast

$4,285.00

Pakenham Secondary College

Creating habitat patches and corridors to support our local biodiversity

Cardinia

$3,365.00

Parkdale Preschool Association

Connecting with nature at the Cranbourne gardens

Kingston

$1,956.00

Pleasant Street Primary School

Outdoor learning at Pleasant Street Primary School

Ballarat

$4,999.00

Pomonal Primary School

Parallel wilds - Pomonal

Ararat

$1,850.00

Princes Hill Secondary College

Community biodiversity garden

Yarra

$5,000.00

Queenscliff Primary School

First Nations education gardens including bush tucker and indigenous plants and Yani pit

Greater Geelong

$3,200.00

Raywood Primary School

Biodiversity education excursion

Bendigo

$4,000.00

Red Cliffs Secondary College

Dream green garden

Mildura

$1,390.00

Riverwalk Primary School

Learning how to care for our flora and fauna

Wyndham

$2,900.00

Royal Children's Hospital Early Learning Centre

Early learning flora and fauna journey

Melbourne

$1,847.76

Seaford Primary School

Plant an indigenous garden to create habitat for native birds and insects

Frankston

$5,000.00

Seymour College

Science saving our pollinators

Mitchell

$3,520.00

Sherbourne Preschool

Edendale early years natural world incursion

Banyule

$1,683.40

St Andrews Christian College

Bush tucker garden

Knox

$1,659.50

St Andrews Primary School

Enhancing the food, fibre, medicine garden

Nillumbik

$1,000.00

St Gerard's Primary School

Our school home to many!

Greater Dandenong

$5,000.00

St Thomas More Primary School

Wominjeka garden

Moreland

$4,000.00

St Anne's School Sunbury

Pollinator's corridor

Hume

$5,000.00

Stawell Primary School

Restoring our school – regenerating our box ironbark forests

Northern Grampians

$4,000.00

Stawell West Primary School

Meeting place

Northern Grampians

$5,000.00

Sunshine Heights Primary School

Connections to land & learning - an outdoor classroom and frog bog

Brimbank

$4,193.88

Tarneit Senior College

Living sustainably with our natural environment

Wyndham

$5,000.00

Tecoma Pre School Inc.

Creating responsible global citizens

Yarra Ranges

$3,930.00

Templestowe College

Growing the future together

Manningham

$3,187.66

The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Youth Group

Taking inspiration from nature to become responsible global citizens who care for and protect biodiversity

Whitehorse

$5,000.00

Thomas Carr College

Wildlife Wonders Conservation Ecology Centre Field Study

Colac Otway

$4,680.00

Thornbury Primary School

Woiwurrung garden restoration project

Darebin

$5,000.00

Timor Primary School

Habitat regeneration on our community reserve

Central Goldfields

$3,916.50

Tongala Primary School

Entrance beautification

Campaspe

$4,900.00

Toolamba Primary School

Habitat and vegetation project to rejuvenate our much-loved frog bog

Greater Shepparton

$4,000.00

Toolern Vale and District Primary School

Impressive indigenous island

Melton

$2,092.00

Underbool Primary School

Underbool Primary School learning about threatened species within their local environment

Mildura

$2,793.60

Victoria Road Primary School

Victoria Road dry creek bed and plant filtration zone project

Yarra Ranges

$4,388.00

Viewbank Early Childhood Centre

Understanding the role bees play in biodiversity

Banyule

$928.50

Wangaratta Primary School

BER building garden beautification

Hume

$4,982.00

Waverley Christian College Narre Warren South

Wetlands development program

Casey

$1,887.00

Wendouree Primary School

Rewilding for our future

Ballarat

$4,920.00

Whittlesea Primary School

CERES school of nature and climate excursion

Whittlesea

$4,900.00

Wonga Park Scout Group

Refreshingly native

Manningham

$1,225.00

Woori Yallock Farm School - Annex of Croydon Community School

Nesting box project

Yarra Ranges

$5,000.00

Yarra Glen Preschool Assoc Inc.

Nature preschool initiative

Yarra Ranges

$4,400.00

Yarra Junction Primary School

Environmental connection project

Yarra Ranges

$3,500.00

111 schools and youth organisations will share $413,067 in funding that will help young people across the state protect Victoria's environment and biodiversity, through on-ground works and activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes.

2021 recipients are listed in the table below:

2021 RecipientProject TitleSuburb
1st South Frankston Scout GroupIndigenous Vegetation - Identifying Edible Native PlantsFrankston
Aitken CollegeWildlife Corridor - Brodies CreekGreenvale
Alice Miller SchoolNative pollinators in the playgroundMacedon
Apollo Bay P-12 CollegeApollo Bay Propagation Tree DayApollo Bay
Aquinas College, Global GreenExploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNARingwood
Ardeer South Primary SchoolUrban ForestSunshine West
Arrabri KindergartenNative garden ProjectBayswater North
Ashley Park Primary SchoolConnecting ourselves to Plenty Gorge, developing local plant diversity knowledge through CountryDoreen
Ashwood SchoolOur Land, Our FutureAshwood
Bacchus Marsh GrammarBacchus Marsh Grammar- Growling Grass Frog HabitatMaddingley
Bacchus Marsh Grammar Staughton Vale CampusYoung people restoring threatened ecosystemsStaughton Vale
Bacchus Marsh Primary SchoolIndigenous plants - hands on learning at Bacchus Marsh Primary SchoolBacchus Marsh
Bairnsdale Secondary college/ Bairnsdale Urban LandcareWetland restorationBairnsdale
Bayside P-12 CollegeExploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNAWilliamstown
Bellarine Secondary CollegeHumans Of Planet EarthDrysdale
Belmont ScoutsBird and Insect Habitat for New Scout HallBelmont
Bendigo Pre SchoolFront yard upgradeBendigo
Black Rock Preschool CentreBRPS: Caring for our landBlack Rock
Bourchier Street Primary SchoolStrengthening Biodiversity at Bourchier SteetShepparton
Braemar CollegeExploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNAWoodend
Burwood East Primary SchoolBEPS Native Gardens and Outdoor ClassroomBurwood East
Catholic College WodongaBird Booster: Outdoor Classroom and Native GardenWest Wodonga
Chelsea Heights KinderMoonlit SanctuaryChelsea Heights
Chum Creek Primary SchoolOur Creek – Songlines to the SeaChum Creek
Clifton Street Children's CentreForest school revegetationNorthcote
Cobram District Childrens Services IncOutdoor Learn & Play SpaceCobram
Collingwood CollegeIndigenous Biodiversity GardenCollingwood
Cornish CollegeWetland rejuvenationBangholme
Diamond Creek Primary SchoolWombat Wonderland TrailDiamond Creek
Dromana Secondary CollegeIncreasing biodiversity and supporting the Dunns Creek BiolinkDromana
East Bentleigh Primary SchoolOur Locals: Wildlife Learning ExperienceBentleigh East
Eilleen Taylor KindergartenNative Vegetation Restoration ProjectCobram
Elisabeth Murdoch CollegeElisabeth Murdoch College's Wetlands RevitalisationLangwarrin
Epping Primary School - Greenbrook CampusIndigenous GardenEpping
Eskdale Primary SchoolResearch and Revegetation... establishing indigenous ecosystems at our school!Eskdale
Evesham Road KindergartenNative garden & Bug hotelCheltenham
Fish Creek and District Primary SchoolReveg around the Fishy Community ComposterFish Creek
Geelong West KindergatenExcursion to Serendip SanctuaryGeelong West
Gippsland Lakes Complete Health Children's CentreOutdoor Learning SpaceLakes Entrance
Glen Huntly Primary SchoolWhere the Past meets the Future – Leman’s Swamp Nature Trail – Reconnecting to CountryGlen Huntly
Glen Katherine Primary SchoolBuilding BiodiversityEltham North
Gloryland Early Learning MitchamGloryland Early Learning Nature LearningsMitcham
Gold Street Children's CentreInstallation of nest boxes and monitoring surveillanceCollingwood
Golden Square KindergartenCommunity Garden ProjectGolden Square
Goodstart Early Learning Wangaratta Williams Rd KindergartenGiving Gliders a GoodstartWangaratta
Goodstart Grovedale Torquay RoadCreating a frog bogGrovedale
Harvest Home Primary SchoolBiodiversity enrichmentEpping
Hawthorn West Primary SchoolSensory GardenHawthorn
Heathmont Secondary SchoolBiodiversity Garden/Nursery projectHeathmont
Heritage PreschoolHeritage Indigenous  Community GardenNoble Park North
Holy Trinity Lutheran CollegeWetland for biodiveristy.Horsham
Indra Pre SchoolBuilding local environmental community connections through indegenous revegetationBlackburn South
Jells Park Primary SchoolJPPS Native GardensWheelers Hill
Jindivick Primary SchoolExploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNAJindivick
Juniors Group FNCVNature’s knowledge - Key to protect the environment and children’s sanity.Blackburn
Keysborough Community Children's CentreBuilding Nature's Balance in our BackyardKeysborough
Korin Korin Kindergarten Kids First AustraliaMoth DiscoveryWollert
Korumburra Secondary CollegeRain GardenKorumburra
Lakes Entrance Primary SchoolKoala Tree Planting ExperienceLakes Entrance
Lauriston Girls SchoolRevegetation of Wild Dog CreekHowqua
Lavalla Catholic College - Environmental Science StudentsLake Narracan EnviroDNA Project - Lavalla Catholic CollegeTraralgon
Lismore Primary SchoolIndigenous culture and environmental awareness projectLismore
Livingston KindergartenFrog HabitatHighett
Lucknow Primary SchoolIndigenous Garden and Art ConnectEastwood
Macedon Ranges Montessori Pre-schoolMacedon Ranges Montessori Pre-school - Biodiversity enrichment programRiddlles Creek
Mansfield Steiner SchoolRegenerating native flora and faunaMansfield
Maples Early LearningConnecting communitiesMernda
Melbourne High School Biodiversity ClubMelbourne High School Biodiversity ProgramSouth Yarra
Moe South Street Primary SchoolIndigenous GardenMoe
Montpellier Primary SchoolBackyard BuddiesHighton
Nagle CollegeExploring Local Ecosystems using Environmental DNABairnsdale
Narre Warren North Primary SchoolFamily Garden Club and Garden DesignNarre Warren North
Nazareth Primary SchoolRelationship with WildGrovedale
Newbury Primary SchoolIndigenous garden projectCraigieburn
Newham Primary SchoolBiodiversity Learning HubNewham
Norlane West Scout GroupRe-creating the grasslands at Norlane West Scout GroupNorlane
North Eastern Montessori SchoolNative Garden Regeneration for PollinatorsSt Helena
Ormond Community KindergartenOrmond Kinder Butterfly GardenGlen Huntly
Outdoor School - 15 Mile CreekIncreasing Biodiversity at 15MCGreta South
Parkdale Preschool AssociationAnimal habitats discovery at the Cranbourne GardensParkdale
Parkhill Primary SchoolIndigenous PlantingAshwood
Parkwood Green Primary SchoolBush Tucker Garden ProjectHillside
Red Cliffs East Primary SchoolCentenary GardenRed Cliffs
Scout Association of Victoria - Mafeking Rover ParkNesting Box ProgramCaveat
Silverton Primary SchoolBank soil stabilization and revegetation projectNoble Park North
Skipton Primary SchoolHabitat enhancement of Mount Emu CreekSkipton
Skye Primary SchoolIndigenous Nature TrailSkye
St Brigid's Primary School OfficerBiodiversity in our EcosystemOfficer
St Catherine of Siena SchoolSt Catherine of Siena Bushland and Natural PlayscapeArmstrong Creek
St Francis of Assisi Primary SchoolExploring EcosystemsBaranduda
St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary SchoolBannockburn Nature Reserve Engagement and EnhancementBannockburn
St Peters PrimaryIndigenous Wellbeing Sensory SpaceBentleigh East
St Roch's Glen Iris Primary SchoolReWilding our school: The outdoor classroom at St Roch'sGlen Iris
St Theresa's Primary SchoolBreathing Life into Kororoit Creek and the BayAlbion
St.Anne's SchoolPollinator's ParadiseSunbury
Sunshine Heights Primary SchoolThe Micro Forest Learning HubSunshine West
Talgarno Primary SchoolImproving our wetland, Talgarno Primary SchoolTalgarno
Tarralla KindergartenIndigenous Tree PlantingRingwood East
Torquay CollegeEnvironmental Centre wetland rehabilitationTorquay
Upper Yarra Secondary CollegeIndigenous GardenYarra Junction
Wallan East Kindergarten Kids First AustraliaIntroducing Biodiversity to the Kinder KidsWallan
Warrnambool East Primary SchoolSchoolyard Habitat ProjectWarrnambool
Westgarth Kindergarten Inc.Wurundjeri Wildflowers Planting ProjectNorthcote
Wheelers Hill Primary SchoolWheelers Flock!Wheelers Hill
Whittlesea Primary SchoolHealesville Sanctuary ExcursionWhittlesea
Wonthaggi North Primary SchoolLets bring the birds and beesNorth Wonthaggi
Woodford Primary SchoolSigns of the RiverWoodford
Wooranna Park Primary SchoolSignage for indigenous plantsDandenong North
Yackandandah Primary SchoolLandcare in Action @ Yackandandah Creek ReserveYackandandah
Yarra Glen Primary SchoolDry River Bed Garden CompletionYarra Glen
Yarra Warra Pre School & Bush KinderCreating habitats for our native small birds, frogs and possumsNorth Warrandyte

128 schools and youth organisations will share $451,149 in funding that will help young people across the state protect Victoria's environment and biodiversity, through on-ground works and activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes.

2019 recipients are listed in the table below:

2019 RecipientProject TitleSuburbFunding*
1st Gisborne Scout GroupDaly Reserve Nature TrailGisborne 3437$3,000
Albion Primary SchoolOutdoor Indigenous-butterfly-bee-bird-sensory-maths gardenAlbion 3020$4,230
Anderson Creek Primary SchoolEngaging, educating and empowering ACPS students to protect our local biodiversity.Warrandyte 3113$4,980
Aussie Kindies Early Learning CentreBush KinderWerribee 3030$1,295
Batman Park KindergartenBiodiversity at Batman ParkNorthcote 3070$4,936
Beaumaris Primary SchoolReinstatement and enhancement of native gardens to improve biodiversityBeaumaris 3193$4,630
Bell Primary School Sustainability ClubRejuvenating our Butterfly Garden/Outdoor ClassroomPreston 3072$3,535
Bellbridge Early Years Learning CentreChildren’s Catchment Creek – Water is the key to life…Bellbridge 3691$4,997
Bendigo Violet Street Primary SchoolUrban Native GrasslandIronbark Vic 3550$2,936
Berwick CollegeFauna, flora and environmental healthBerwick 3806$1,350
Birchip KindergartenKinder goes bushBirchip 3483$3,220
Borinya Wangaratta Community PartnershipIndigenous Display Garden & Revegetation aWangaratta 3677$5,000
Box Hill North Primary SchoolBox Hill North Primary School Outdoor Classroom.Box Hill North 3129$3,457
Brenbeal Children'S CentreBiodiversity in our frontyard - connecting children to nature in an urban settingFootscray 3011$3,502
Brunswick South West Primary SchoolBring back the ButterfliesBrunswick West 3055$5,000
Bubup Wilam For Early LearningWarin (Wombat) SeasonThomastown 3074$2,200
Buckets Early Learning Centre MckinnonUnderstanding Biodiversity in Our CommunityBentleigh 3204$1,885
Camp WarringalCamp Warringal Biodiversity Interactive TrailWhittlesea 3757$5,000
Catholic College WodongaThreatened Species Education Day - Catholic College WodongaWodonga 3689$4,490
Caulfield Primary SchoolSupporting Local Biodiversity at Caulfield Primary SchoolCaulfield South 3162$3,718
Christmas Hills Primary SchoolNative butterfly garden and Frog BogChristmas Hills 3775$4,449
Cowes Primary SchoolBiodiversity for the birdsCowes 3922$4,900
Croydon Hills Primary SchoolIndigenous Bird and Mini Beast GardenCroydon Hills 3136$4,800
Dallas Brooks & Upfield KindergartensFrog habitat at Dallas & Upfield KindergartensDallas 3047$4,952
Deans Marsh Primary SchoolSchool Wetlands Project Stage 2Deans Marsh 3235$1,880
Degaris KindergartenPlanting the seeds of BiodiversityMildura 3500$2,985
Devon Meadows Primary SchoolIndigenous Garden with Outdoor ClassroomDevon Meadows 3977$5,000
Donald High SchoolGreen WeekDonald 3480$3,750
East Bentleigh Primary SchoolEast Bentleigh Primary Biodiversity CorridorBentleigh East 3165$4,955
Elonera PreschoolFrog BogParkdale 3195$2,070
Eltham East Primary SchoolLizard GardenEltham 3095$3,410
Eltham North PreschoolThe Biodiversity WonderlandEltham North 3095$5,000
Eltham PreschoolEltham Preschool Eltham Copper Butterfly GardenEltham 3095$2,505
Eltham Woods Pre-SchoolWilam (meaning, home) WalkEltham 3095$3,099
Epping North Scout GroupEpping North Scout Group supporting Camp Warringal's biodiversityEpping 3076$4,999
Essendon North Primary SchoolUrban Biodiversity: Custodianship and CultureEssendon North 3041$5,000
Fairfield Primary SchoolGrow and Learn: Improving Biodiversity at Fairfield Primary SchoolFairfield 3078$4,992
Ferguson Park Pre SchoolBirds in our BackyardHurstbridge 3099$2,918
Ferny Creek Primary SchoolBees, Birds and Bugs: essential training for the young ecologistFerny Creek 3786$4,600
Florence Road PreschoolCreating an Indigenous GardenSurrey Hills 3127$2,770
Footscray City CollegeNewell's Paddock WetlandsFootscray 3011$4,980
Forest St Primary SchoolForest Street Habitats - Saving the WorldWendouree 3355$3,250
Forrest Primary SchoolCut flower garden/mindfulness spaceForrest 3236$1,600
Friendship Square Child Care & Kindergarten Co-OpOur children are the future - Biodiversity at Friendship Square Child Care & KindergartenCheltenham 3192$4,979
Furlong Park School For Deaf ChildrenEarly Learning Centre Revegetation ProjectSunshine North 3020$4,688
Gisborne Montessori SchoolCreek Re-vegetationNew Gisborne 3438$3,300
Gisborne Primary SchoolWildlife Garden/Frog Bog Adventure TrailGisborne 3437$4,989
Glen Waverley South Primary School'Garden Retreat' - Recreation of a biodiverse environment using the indigenous plants of Monash and other native plantsGlen Waverley 3150$4,913
Grovedale West Primary SchoolGrovey West's Bio-diverse Back OvalGrovedale 3216$3,600
Highvale PreschoolLet's learn and practice BiodiversityGlen Waverley 3150$1,630
Isabel Henderson KindergartenPlanting Project - Bees and ErosionFitzroy North 3068$4,950
Ivanhoe Grammar & Halls Outdoor EducationMasons Bay Revegetation ProjectIvanhoe 3079$2,900
Jack & Jill Beaumaris KindergartenBeing WaterwiseBeaumaris 3193$2,415
Jaycee KindergartenJaycee Kinder Mud Pies, Puddles & DustPortland 3305$1,026
Kambrya CollegeDarrabi (Re Awaken) Indigenous GardenBerwick 3806$4,146
Koo Wee Rup PreschoolKinder-gardenKoo Wee Rup 3981$750
Labrats Science Club And Junior Branch FncvKnowledge - key to protect our waterways.Wantirna 3152$4,955
Lightning Reef Primary SchoolBiodiversity and Sustainability Detectives (BioTecs)North Bendigo 3550$2,027
Longford Primary SchoolRevegetation and Nature trailLongford 3851$3,180
LongwoodRestoring habitat for Squirrel gliders at Longwood PrimaryLongwood 3665$3,500
Macedon Primary SchoolMiddle Gully Reserve Dam and Wetland RehabilitationMacedon 3440$2,549
Mackellar Primary SchoolThe Hive Biodiversity ProjectDelahey 3037$3,800
Maiden Gully Primary SchoolBringing the birds back to the GullyMaiden Gully 3551$5,000
Maroona Primary SchoolExcursion to Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre $741
Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional CollegeBiodiversity: from seed to established plantingLeongatha 3953$5,000
Mataranka Scout Camp GroupMataranka Scout Camp Biodiversity Education ProjectGoldsborough 3472$3,380
Merri Creek Primary School Fitzroy North 3068$4,784
Milleara Gardens KindergartenOn ground action: Restoring native indigenous vegetation through planting indigenous plants such as Yam Daisies, Native HibiscusKeilor East 3033$1,103
Mlc Banksia, Methodist Ladies College MelbourneBunga Arm Revegetation ProgramBanksia Peninsula 3875$3,650
Moolap Primary SchoolIndigenous Garden plantingMoolap 3224$1,600
Mount Dandenong Primary School'Project Ribbit'Mount Dandenong 3767$3,740
Mount View Primary SchoolMount View Indigenous GardenGlen Waverley 3150$1,125
Moyhu Primary SchoolLittle Wings ResortMoyhu 3732$765
Myrrhee Primary SchoolInvestigating, Monitoring and Caring for our BushlandMyrrhee 3732$4,524
Narracan Primary SchoolMaking our school a home for local flora and faunaNarracan 3824$1,480
Narrawong District Primary SchoolExploring and restoring local habitats for threatened speciesNarrawong 3285$4,984
NewlandsSeasonal Signposts: Connecting and Tuning-in to our local ecologyPreston West 3072$5,000
Newstead Primary SchoolGrassy Meadow for Diamond FiretailsNewstead 3462$2,373
Norlane West Scout GroupGrowling Grass Frog gardenNorlane 3214$4,433
Nyah District Primary SchoolOur Trail- A place for the locals to call homeNyah West, 3595 Vic$3,156
Occasional Childcare Centre Diamond CreekPeron's tree frog HabitatDiamond Creek 3089$2,065
Our Lady Of Fatima Primary SchoolDream, Believe, Achieve GardenRosebud 3939$2,000
Our Lady Star Of The SeaIncreasing biodiversity through a frog bog and wetlandCowes 3922$5,000
Panton Hill Primary SchoolPanton Hill Primary School - biodiversity education and actionPanton Hill 3759$4,578
Parkdale PreschoolBack to Nature at Parkdale PreschoolParkdale 3195$2,241
Perry Street Children'S CenterNative GardenFairfield 3078$2,278
Phillip Island Scout GroupPhillip Island Scout hall planting worksCowes 3922$5,000
Point Cook P-9 CollegeMarine Biology at Point Cook Marine SanctuaryPoint Cook 3030$2,000
Reservoir East Primary SchoolRefurbishment of Wetland/ Bush Tucker Garden areaReservoir 3073$3,300
Ride Avenue Preschool Inc.Environmental Engagement Preschool ProjectBenalla 3672$4,350
San Remo Primary SchoolConnecting students to local environments through hands on activitiesSan Remo 3925$3,230
Seaholme KindergartenLove Where You LiveSeaholme 3018$3,199
Skipton Primary SchoolPlatypus Education at Skipton PrimarySkipton 3361$1,240
St JosephsIndigenous Garden.Sorrento 3943$1,440
St Paul'S Anglican Grammar SchoolConnecting student to the land on which they live through hands on activities.Traralgon 3844$5,000
St Pius X SchoolBiodiversity in Our School and Local AreaWarrnambool 3280$1,820
St Therese'S Primary SchoolIndigenous GardenKennington 3550$3,646
St Thomas Parish School"Frog Creek" RejuvenationDrysdale 3222$1,600
St. Joseph'S Primary SchoolOperation Increase Biodiversity at St Joesphs Primary School WonthaggiWonthaggi 3995$4,145
St. Joseph'S Primary SchoolNative HomesCobram 3644$2,740
Strathaird Primary SchoolExtending biodiversity and Linking to the communityNarre Warren South 3805$4,200
The Patch Primary SchoolThe Green CorridorThe Patch 3792$4,975
Thomastown Meadows Primary SchoolThe Wominjeka ProjectThomastown 3074$3,070
Thornbury Kindergarten Inc.The Bee Partner ProjectThornbury 3071$1,499
University Park Primary SchoolCommunity Connections and Grassland BiodiversitySt Albans 3021$5,000
Violet Town KindergartenConnecting children to nature implementing a bush kindergarten programViolet Town 3669$4,569
Wallan Primary SchoolIn Our Backyard ProjectWallan 3756$5,000
Wantirna Primary SchoolRe vegetation and creation of new wildlife and biodiversity corridors in aged school oval hedgerow.Wantirna 3152$4,599
Warrnambool Primary SchoolWhat grows in our local area? Indigenous Garden ProjectWarrnambool 3280$2,061
Wedderburn Community HouseBuilding Bee, Bug and Butterfly Biodiversity at Wedderburn KindergartenWedderburn 3518$5,000
Welshpool And District Primary SchoolWetland Habitat Redevelopment ProjectWelshpool 3966$5,000
Whittlesea Primary SchoolAn outdoor learning space for discovering the biodiversity and aboriginal cultural heritage values of our landscapeWhittlesea 3757$4,765
Whittlesea Secondary College (Wsc)Biodiversity WSC 19/20Whittlesea 3757$4,278
Wonnai PreschoolWonnai Preschool Frog Water Play ProjectLangwarrin 3910$1,200
Woodleigh School Field GnatsBiodiversity BlitzLangwarrin South 3911$4,000
Yarra Glen Primary SchoolConnecting with Environmental Spaces – YGPS Storm Water FiltrationYarra Glen 3775$4,982
Yarra Warra Preschool And Bush KinderLearning about natural habitats by improving our bush kinder fish habitatNorth Warrandyte 3113$1,962
1st Cavendish Cubs And ScoutsCavendish Scouts Biodiversity Security ProjectMelville Forest 3315$1,000
4th Preston ScoutsNative local garden for Scout HallReservoir 3073$4,740
Bridgewood Primary SchoolBridgewood Native/Indigeous Gardens and Outdoor ClassroomOfficer 3809$4,600
Camp IcthusIndigenous education for members and campers and increasing our biodiversity on the site.Banksia Peninsula 3875$4,600
Darebin Childcare And KindergartenIndigenous gardenReservoir 3073$3,307
Jacaranda Preschoolgiving back to bush kinderLalor 3075$2,250
Mount Blowhard Primary SchoolMBPS Native Garden Biodiversity ProjectBlowhard 3352$4,992
Outdoor School - 15 Mile Creek CampusNest Box MonitoringGreta South 3675$2,000
Paynesville Sea ScoutsEagle Point MinibeastsPaynesville 3880$4,850
Warragul North Primary SchoolExploring Australian EnvironmentsWarragul 3820$4,609
Will Will Rook KindergartenIndigenous garden at Will Will Rook PreschoolGlenroy 3046$3,810

*The funding displayed in table has been rounded to the nearest dollar.

2018 RecipientProject TitleSuburbFunding
1st Mansfield Scouts1st Mansfield ScoutsMansfield$4,767
1st Upwey Scout GroupBirdsland Reserve ecosystem strengtheningUpwey$4,995
Airly Primary SchoolSchool Ground plantings and Ecosystems excursions to Hearts Morass and Loch SportAirly$2,228
Alice Miller SchoolMonitoring fauna species and linking bush land on the Alice Miller School propertyMacedon$4,600
Anglesea KindergartenAnglesea Kinder digs in: regeneration and biodiversity protection of Bush Kinder sites - past, present and futureAnglesea$3,421
Antonio Park Primary SchoolRestoration of Nature's ClassroomMitcham$5,000
Bacchus Marsh Primary SchoolGrade 1-Insect Habitat Project and Grade 4-Bush Tucker and Fibre GardenBacchus Marsh$5,000
Bairnsdale Scout GroupJoey Scout Gippsland Lakes Tour and Nest Box placementBairnsdale$2,566
Ballan ChildcareBallan Community Childcare Bush food GardenBallan$3,830
Baranduda Scout Group'Linking up our patch'Baranduda$755
Berwick Lodge Primary SchoolSensory Garden - Stage 3Berwick$5,000
Bethanga Primary SchoolImproving habitat at Bethanga Recreation ReserveBethanga$2,893
Boisdale Consolidated SchoolConnecting with Newry CreekBoisdale$5,000
Buckets Early Learning Centre - McKinnonBiodiversity in Action at BucketsBentleigh$1,898
Buxton Primary SchoolRevegetation and development of indigenous language signs for plants and animals in the Buxton Primary School Land for Wildlife area.Buxton$5,000
Cardross PrimaryRestoration for Education: understanding semi-arid woodland communitiesCardross$2,862
Chatham Primary SchoolChatham school ground biodiversity: a key to healthy beesSurrey Hills$4,761
Chelsea Heights Primary SchoolPlants to AnimalsChelsea Heights$4,840
Chewton Primary SchoolGorse BustersChewton$1,100
Cire Family and Children's ServicesPlanting the Early Seeds for Biocultural Awareness and ActionYarra Junction$4,345
Cire Family and Community ServicesPlanting the Early Seeds for Biocultural Awareness and ActionMount Evelyn$3,806
Clarendon Children's CentreRecreating a natural habitat for insects and animalsSouth Melbourne$2,200
Colac Primary SchoolIndigenous garden-to be named in consultation with all members of our community-students, teachers, indigenous groups, parents, etcColac$4,985
Collingwood English Language SchoolIndigenous GardenBroadmeadows$3,507
Dandenong Ranges Steiner SchoolSchool Bushland Rehabilitation and Botanical DiscoveryEmerald$5,000
Deans Marsh Primary SchoolConnecting with Water Bugs and Native Birds at Deans Marsh Primary SchoolDeans Marsh$1,380
Dimboola and Pimpinio Primary SchoolDimboola Indigenous Community GardenDimboola$4,932
Doxa School BendigoDoxa School Bendigo and Mali Dunes, Yanac - Outdoor Learning at its Best!Bendigo$3,840
ECG PakenhamOutdoor Education ProgramPakenham$4,750
Elsternwick Primary SchoolElsternwick Primary School Habitat GardenBrighton$3,585
Eltham Woods PreschoolHealesville Sanctuary ExcursionEltham$2,112
Emerald Primary SchoolIndigenous Bush GardenEmerald$5,000
Eppalock Primary SchoolWho lives here - Citizen Science in the Eppalock communityAxe Creek$4,700
Essendon Primary SchoolBush tucker gardenEssendon$5,000
Felltimber Children's CentreFelltimber Children's Centre - Bush Kinder ProgramWodonga$4,950
Ferny Creek Primary SchoolFerny Creek Biodiversity Enhancement & Nature TrailFerny Creek$4,580
Fish Creek and District Primary SchoolNative flora and fauna habitat creation at Buckley Park Community GardenFish Creek$4,675
Footscray Primary SchoolPlains ProjectFootscray$795
Freshwater Creek Steiner School Incorporated AssociationWetlands Development - ProjectFreshwater Creek$3,256
Friendship Square Childcare Co-opCitizens of TomorrowCheltenham$3,650
Gilson CollegeYear 9 Service CampTaylors Hill$3,710
Goodwin Estate PreschoolEnhancing habitats to support local microbat populations in an urban environmentThe Basin$1,130
Gumnuts Early Learning CentreBiodiversity in Early Childhood Learning EnvironmentsSale$4,110
Hawkesdale P12 CollegeVolcanic Plains Flora regeneration after bushfires and Bandicoot RecoveryHawkesdale$1,100
Hurstbridge Primary SchoolEnhancing the riparian habitat zone of the Diamond Creek bordering Hurstbridge Primary SchoolHurstbridge$5,000
J.S. Grey KindergartenCreating an Indigenous GardenPreston West$1,135
Jack and Jill Kindergarten'Bugs Around Us' Kinder ProgrammeBeaumaris$1,249
James Cook Primary SchoolGood to GrowEndeavour Hills$4,500
Kevin Heinze Grow IncorporatedPlanting of indigenous and/or native edible floraDoncaster$2,125
Killara Primary SchoolBiodiversity Education Using Virtual and Augmented RealitySunbury$2,660
Kinglake PrimaryPreserving endangered species in YackatoonKinglake$1,100
Kingswood Primary SchoolKingswood Primary School's Partnership with Braeside ParkDingley Village$4,222
Koorlong Primary SchoolKoorlong State Forest Habitat Enhancement & EducationKoorlong$3,725
Koroit and District Primary SchoolImproving biodiversity at Koroit and District Primary SchoolKoroit$4,955
Kunyung Primary School (KPS)Understorey Restoration and New Outdoor Learning Area at Kunyung Primary SchoolMt. Eliza$4,045
Lancefield Primary SchoolLancefield Primary School's Frog Bog ProjectLancefield$5,000
Lang Lang Primary School / Westernport Swamp Landcare GroupLang Lang Primary School Wetland Nature Reserve DevelopmentLANG LANG$4,360
Lismore Primary SchoolAmazing insects - their essential role in our natural ecosystemLismore$970
Melton South Primary SchoolRecreating the Children's Eternal Wildlife Grasslands.Melton South$4,998
Melton Wildflower Girl GuidesMelton Wildflower Girl Guides help grow the Melton Botanic GardenMelton$4,800
Mitta Mitta Primary SchoolConnecting to Nature through, doing, seeing and experiencingMitta Mitta$4,991
Moolap PrimarySchoolFascinating FrogsMoolap$2,390
Mount Clear Primary SchoolSensory GardenCanadian$3,900
Mount Evelyn Christian School - Ranges TECEnvironmental revegetation and awarenessLilydale$4,300
Mount Martha Primary SchoolSensory Garden Rebuild and Reinvigoration ProjectMount Martha$2,470
Murrayville Community CollegeCreating an environment to Capture Young MindsMurrayville$5,000
Murtoa CollegeImproving school biodiversityMurtoa$4,990
Neami National - Hawthorn Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service (YRRS)Native Sensory GardenHawthorn$1,753
Newham Primary SchoolFrog FeatureNewham$4,555
Newlands Primary SchoolMaking the links with Newlands BiodiversityPreston West$4,455
Nichols Point Primary SchoolBiodiversity in our backyardNichols Point$2,822
Noorat Primary SchoolInteractive biodiversity and nature connection trail.Noorat$2,332
Northcote High SchoolMerri Creek RecoveryNorthcote$5,000
Northside Christian CollegeBiodiversity at NorthsideBundoora$5,000
Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary SchoolIndigenous Outdoor Classroom & Garden Restoration ProjectOcean Grove$4,621
Outdoor School - 15 Mile CreekHabitat and revegitation projectGreta South$890
Pakenham Heights KindergartenKinder Kids Learn and PlantPakenham$1,906
Patterson River Secondary CollegeRe-habitat Eel Race CreekSeaford$900
Peninsula Specialist CollegeConnecting with Nature Through Habitat Restoration and Rehabilitation.Dromana$5,000
Port Fairy Consolidated SchoolCelebrating coastal biodiversity communitiesPort Fairy$3,800
Pyramid Hill Pre-schoolPyramid Hill Pre-schoolPyramid Hill$1,933
Rainbow P-12 CollegeOwls, Cows and BoughsRainbow$4,200
Rowville Primary SchoolSchool Frog Bog and Local Revegetation ProjectRowville$4,950
Rye Primary SchoolRye Primary Bush Tucker and Outdoor Learning Space ProjectRye$4,000
St Brigid's Primary SchoolSt Brigids Restoring BiodiversityOfficer$5,000
St Francis Primary SchoolIndigenous GardenNathalia$2,000
St Joseph's Catholic Primary SchoolConnecting to nature through mind, body and soulCrib Point$5,000
St Martin de Porres Avondale HeightsReflection gardensAvondale Heights$5,000
St Pauls Anglican Grammar SchoolSt Paul's Students and Community Restoration of Endangered Plains Grassy WoodlandTraralgon$4,900
Stanley Street PreschoolStanley Street Bush Kinder ProgramWodonga$4,950
Stawell Primary SchoolCitizen Scientists at Stawell Primary SchoolStawell$5,000
Swan Hill College - Flexible Learning Option CampusMake FLO sustainably beautiful!Swan Hill$5,000
Swifts Creek P-12 SchoolCare for the TamboSwifts Creek$5,000
Tallangatta KindergartenWhy do we need native plants in our garden at Tallangatta Kindergarten?Tallangatta$4,970
Thornbury Primary SchoolWoiwurrung Food GardenThornbury$5,000
Timboon P12 SchoolEnviro. Warriors and Kids in the Garden programsTimboon$4,750
TRY Whittlesea Children's CentreHabitat for playWhittlesea$5,000
Turner Street KindergartenBush Tucker GardensPascoe Vale South$1,786
Tyrrell CollegeBusy BeesSea Lake$3,240
Vermont KindergartenExcursion to Healesville SanctuaryVermont$2,980
Warranwood Primary SchoolBajerrang Forest and Bush Tucker ProjectWarranwood$5,000
Wattle Hill KindergartenBackyard BiodiversityBurwood$4,037
Wheelers Hill Primary SchoolReptile and Bird Attracting GardenWheelers Hill$5,000
Winters Flat Primary SchoolEltham Copper Butterfly habitat native rejuvenation of school frontageCastlemaine$4,042
Wodonga Federation Government SchoolsLeneva ProjectWodonga$5,000
Woodend Primary SchoolWoodend Community Children's GardenWoodend$4,720
Woodford Primary SchoolNature in our NeighborhoodWoodford$4,000
Woodside Primary SchoolHistoric and current erosion control of the Bruthen Creek filmWoodside$4,200
Wyndham Central CollegeEnvironmental Student EngagementWerribee$4,925

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