Overview

The Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program (VLFP) is funded by the Victorian Government and delivered by DELWP as part of the Victorian Landcare Program.

The VLFP started in 2011 and provides funding to a range of organisations to employ part-time Landcare facilitators.

Landcare facilitators support environmental volunteering groups and networks to deliver on-ground projects that protect, enhance and restore Victoria's land and natural environment. They do this by providing strategic planning, securing funding and collaborating with local communities.

The program is changing from 1 July 2021 to include strengthened governance arrangements and employment requirements.

These changes are the implementation of actions by DELWP in response to the recommendations of a 2019 independent review of the VLFP.

Eligibility

Applications for funding to employ a Landcare facilitator are now open for environmental volunteering groups and networks that want to employ a Landcare facilitator under the 2021-24 Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program.

Environmental volunteering groups and networks who don’t want to be the applicant but want to be supported by a Landcare facilitator under the new program will need to provide a letter of endorsement to the applicant. This includes those groups and networks that do not want to be an employer or are ineligible to be an employer.

More information and full eligibility criteria are in the Guidelines.

Timeline

Applications close5pm Thursday 18 March 2021
Successful applicants announced May 2021
2021-24 Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program commencesThursday 1 July 2021

Apply

Grants Online

Environmental groups and networks that want to apply for funding to employ a Landcare facilitator must apply using Grants Online. No hard copy applications can be made.

2021-24 VLFP Grants Online Information

2021-24 VLFP Example Grants Online Application Form

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Letter of Endorsement

Environmental volunteering groups and networks who don’t want to be the applicant but want to be supported by a Landcare facilitator under the new program will need to provide a letter of endorsement to the applicant. This includes those groups and networks that do not want to be an employer or are ineligible to be an employer.

2021-24 VLFP Letter of Endorsement Template

Newsletter

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