Monday 19 October 2020

Schools, childcare centres and youth groups in Cardinia and Yarra Ranges will share in $409,500 for biodiversity projects and learning activities from the Victorian Government.

1st Gembrook Joey and Cub Packs, Cire Children’s Service and Kindergarten Chirnside Park, Cire Children’s Service Mount Evelyn and Gembrook Primary School Grants are among 113 recipients from across Victoria who have been allocated grants of up to $5,000 through the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.

As Victorian children and young adults return to face-to-face learning across the state, the projects will engage students in outdoor, hands-on projects and environmental learning activities.

The projects and activities are designed to provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and wellbeing benefits.

The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning through its Victorian Landcare Program. The grants are delivered by Landcare Australia as part of its Junior Landcare program.

The government has allocated over $1.2 million for 350 projects through the grants program since 2018.

This program contributes to Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.

For more information on the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants and a full list of recipients, visit:

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

With students returning to face-to-face learning across Victoria, these projects will provide not only an opportunity to learn, but also promote health and wellbeing.

“The Victorian Government is committed to encouraging young Victorians to actively care for the natural environment.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“These projects will benefit young Victorians in Cardinia and Yarra Ranges by providing fun, interactive learning experiences to encourage appreciation and understanding of our natural environment.”