The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants provide support of up to $5,000 to Victorian Schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts/Guides and youth groups.

Funding is provided for projects that engage young Victorians in outdoor, hands-on, on-ground projects, and environmental learning activities.

These projects provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and social benefits.

    Funded projects will allow Victorian young people to:

    • Connect with and value their local natural environment 
    • Increase their awareness of the importance of a healthy environment and what it means to their own health and wellbeing
    • Learn more about how they can contribute to improving the health of Victoria’s environment
    • Care for Victoria’s natural environment by taking part in projects that restore, protect or enhance habitat for native plants and animals

Junior Landcarers

These grants support the delivery of Biodiversity 2037, Victoria's plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals. 

The grants are being run by Landcare Australia, as part of its Junior Landcare program, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water & Planning (DELWP).

Successful grant recipients were announced on 3 September 2018.

The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants will fund 109 applications, totalling $413,115.

Successful applicants are listed in the table below:

VICTORIAN JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANTS - SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS
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