2021 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants Now Open

Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP is encouraging schools, kindergartens,
childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides, and youth groups in Sydenham to apply for grants up
to $5,000 for biodiversity projects in our local community.

Natalie Hutchins MP said up to $450,000 in funding for the 2021 Victorian Junior Landcare
and Biodiversity Grants is available to help young people in Sydenham protect our precious

These grants will fund projects that boost biodiversity through the development,
improvement, or restoration of habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals.

Grants are also available for programs that engage or educate young people to value and
actively care for Victoria’s natural environment.

Now in its fourth year, the Andrews Labor Government has provided over $1.2 million for
350 projects across the state in that time.

Past projects include wetlands created by 1st Upwey Scout Group in Birdsland Reserve,
habitat restoration at Merri Creek by Northcote High School, and nest box installation by
Fish Creek and District Primary School in South Gippsland.

The grants are delivered by Landcare Australia as part of their Junior Landcare program, in
partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

For more information about how to apply, visit 2021 Victorian Junior Landcare Grants | Junior Landcare

Quotes attributable to Natalie Hutchins MP

“I encourage local schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, scouts, guides, and youth
groups in Sydenham to apply for a grant.”

“Young people in Sydenham will get hands-on experience and learn about the world beyond
the classroom.”