The Victorian Government has announced $5.2 million for the Threatened Species Protection Initiative to support immediate action on threatened species and habitat protection.
Round 2 - Community Volunteer Action Grants and Crowdfunding opportunities:
Interested volunteer based local community
groups and networks, schools, indigenous groups and not-for-profit
organisations are encouraged to apply for these grants.
Action grants and crowdfunding guidelines Round 2 [PDF File - 859.3 KB]
Community Volunteer Action grants and crowdfunding guidelines Round 2 [MS Word Document - 991.7 KB]
Frequently asked questions-Round 2 [PDF File - 412.7 KB]
Frequently asked questions-Round 2 [MS Word Document - 50.4 KB]
Crowdfunding Fact-sheet-for EOI participants [PDF File - 390.4 KB]
Crowdfunding Fact-sheet-for EOI participants [MS Word Document - 2.7 MB]
Community Volunteer Action Grants will be accepted from:
16 March 2016 to 20 April 2016
Expressions of interest to participate in the Crowdfunding Pilot will be accepted from:
16 March 2016 to 13 April 2016
Community Volunteer Action
million dollars will be provided to small-scale, local threatened species
projects that build community connections to the local environment.
program recognises the value of grassroots community action in making change
three successful projects were announced in November 2015:
CVA grant recipients 2015 [MS Word Document - 26.2 KB]
Critical Action and Strategic Partnerships Grants
million dollars has been provided to environmental agencies and organisations,
as experts in threatened species management, to undertake work that reduces
threats and secures important sites for threatened species.
successful projects were announced in November 2015:
CASP Grant Recipients 2015 [MS Word Document - 24.8 KB]
Victorian Government has also committed $200,000 to a crowdfunding pilot to
support threatened species conservation campaigns.
enables the community to directly invest in causes and projects that they
value, and are particularly passionate about.
crowdfunding pilot is offering community groups and not-for-profit
organisations a unique opportunity to raise funds for additional threatened
species actions, whilst having their fundraising efforts matched by
government. Funding of up to $25,000 per
successful campaign is available as a matched grant.
successful campaigns were announced in December 2015 with further opportunities
to participate in 2016.
Crowdfunding Grant recipients 2015 [MS Word Document - 25.1 KB]
detail of each on-line campaign can also be viewed here.