Congratulations to the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant Recipients

On 17 September 2019, the Victorian Government announced $451,149 in funding to support 128 projects through the 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, being delivered in partnership with Landcare Australia.

Grants of up to $5,000 each (excl GST) will support Victorian primary and secondary schools; kindergartens; pre-schools; childcare centres; Scouts and Guides; and other youth groups, including: specialist schools; and groups working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Funded projects are supporting the next generation of Landcarers to protect biodiversity through on-ground action, and improve and restore habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals. Many of the projects include activities that provide both environmental and educational outcomes, along with health and social benefits.

Below is the full list of 2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant recipients

Group Name/School Name Project Name Suburb/ Town Grant amount
1st Cavendish Cubs And Scouts Caveish Scouts Biodiversity Security Project Melville Forest 3315 $1,000
1st Gisborne Scout Group Daly Reserve Nature Trail Gisborne 3437 $3,000
4th Preston Scouts Native Local Garden for Scout Hall Reservoir 3073 $4,740
Albion Primary School Outdoor Indigenous-Butterfly-Bee-Bird-Sensory-Maths Garden Albion 3020 $4,230
Anderson Creek Primary School Engaging, Educating and Empowering ACPS Students to Protect Our Local Biodiversity Warrandyte 3113 $4,980
Aussie Kindies Early Learning Centre Bush Kinder Werribee 3030 $1,295
Batman Park Kindergarten Biodiversity at Batman Park Northcote 3070 $4,936
Beaumaris Primary School Reinstatement And Enhancement Of Native Gardens To Improve Biodiversity Beaumaris 3193 $4,630
Bell Primary School Rejuvenating Our Butterfly Garden/Outdoor Classroom Preston 3072 $3,535
Bellbridge Early Years Learning Centre Children’s Catchment Creek – Water Is The Key To Life… Bellbridge 3691 $4,997
Bendigo Violet Street Primary School Urban Native Grassland Ironbark Vic 3550 $2,936
Berwick College Fauna, Flora And Environmental Health Berwick 3806 $1,350
Birchip Kindergarten Kinder Goes Bush Birchip 3483 $3,220
Borinya Wangaratta Community Partnership Indigenous Display Garden & Revegetation Wangaratta 3677 $5,000
Box Hill North Primary School Box Hill North Primary School Outdoor Classroom Box Hill North 3129 $3,457
Brenbeal Children’s Centre Biodiversity in Our Frontyard – Connecting Children to Nature in an Urban Setting Footscray 3011 $3,502
Bridgewood Primary School Bridgewood Native/Indigenous Gardens and Outdoor Classroom Officer 3809 $4,600
Brunswick South West Primary School Bring Back The Butterflies Brunswick West 3055 $5,000
Bubup Wilam For Early Learning Warin (Wombat) Season Thomastown 3074 $2,200
Buckets Early Learning Centre McKinnon Understanding Biodiversity in our Community Bentleigh 3204 $1,885
Camp Icthus Indigenous Education and Increasing Our Biodiversity Banksia Peninsula 3875 $4,600
Camp Warringal Camp Warringal Biodiversity Interactive Trail Whittlesea 3757 $5,000
Catholic College Wodonga Threatened Species Education Day – Catholic College Wodonga Wodonga 3689 $4,490
Caulfield Primary School Supporting Local Biodiversity at Caulfield Primary School Caulfield South 3162 $3,718
Christmas Hills Primary School Native Butterfly Garden and Frog Bog Christmas Hills 3775 $4,449
Cowes Primary School Biodiversity for the Birds Cowes 3922 $4,900
Croydon Hills Primary School Indigenous Bird and Mini Beast Garden Croydon Hills 3136 $4,800
Dallas Brooks & Upfield Kindergartens Frog Habitat at Dallas & Upfield Kindergartens Dallas 3047 $4,952
Darebin Childcare And Kindergarten Indigenous Garden Reservoir 3073 $3,307
De Garis Kindergarten Planting The Seeds Of Biodiversity Mildura 3500 $2,985
Deans Marsh Primary School School Wetlands Project Stage 2 Deans Marsh 3235 $1,880
Devon Meadows Primary School Indigenous Garden With Outdoor Classroom Devon Meadows 3977 $5,000
Donald High School Green Week Donald 3480 $3,750
East Bentleigh Primary School Biodiversity Corridor Bentleigh East 3165 $4,955
Elonera Preschool Frog Bog Parkdale 3195 $2,070
Eltham East Primary School Lizard Garden Eltham 3095 $3,410
Eltham North Preschool The Biodiversity Wonderland Eltham North 3095 $5,000
Eltham Preschool Eltham Copper Butterfly Garden Eltham 3095 $2,505
Eltham Woods Pre-School Wilam (Meaning, Home) Walk Eltham 3095 $3,099
Epping North Scout Group Epping North Scout Group Supporting Camp Warringal’s Biodiversity Epping 3076 $4,999
Essendon North Primary School Urban Biodiversity: Custodianship and Culture Essendon North 3041 $5,000
Fairfield Primary School Grow And Learn: Improving Biodiversity at Fairfield Primary School Fairfield 3078 $4,992
Ferguson Park Pre School Birds in Our Backyard Hurstbridge 3099 $2,918
Ferny Creek Primary School Bees, Birds And Bugs: Essential Training For The Young Ecologist Ferny Creek 3786 $4,600
Florence Road Preschool Creating An Indigenous Garden Surrey Hills 3127 $2,770
Footscray City College Newell’s Paddock Wetlands Footscray 3011 $4,980
Forest St Primary School Forest Street Habitats – Saving The World Wendouree 3355 $3,250
Forrest Primary School Cut Flower Garden/Mindfulness Space Forrest 3236 $1,600
Friendship Square Child Care & Kindergarten Co-Op Our Children are the Future – Biodiversity at Friendship Square Child Care & Kindergarten Cheltenham 3192 $4,979
Furlong Park School For Deaf Children Early Learning Centre Revegetation Project Sunshine North 3020 $4,688
Gisborne Montessori School Creek Revegetation New Gisborne 3438 $3,300
Gisborne Primary School Wildlife Garden/Frog Bog Adventure Trail Gisborne 3437 $4,989
Glen Waverley South Primary School ‘Garden Retreat’ – Recreation of a Biodiverse Environment Glen Waverley 3150 $4,913
Grovedale West Primary School Grovey West’s Biodiverse Back Oval Grovedale 3216 $3,600
Highvale Preschool Let’s Learn and Practice Biodiversity Glen Waverley 3150 $1,630
Isabel Henderson Kindergarten Planting Project – Bees And Erosion Fitzroy North 3068 $4,950
Ivanhoe Grammar & Halls Outdoor Education Masons Bay Revegetation Project Ivanhoe 3079 $2,900
Jacaranda Preschool Giving Back to Bush Kinder Lalor 3075 $2,250
Jack & Jill Beaumaris Kindergarten Being Waterwise Beaumaris 3193 $2,415
Jaycee Kindergarten Jaycee Kinder Mud Pies, Puddles & Dust Portland 3305 $1,026
Kambrya College Darrabi (Re Awaken) Indigenous Garden Berwick 3806 $4,146
Koo Wee Rup Preschool Kinder-Garden Koo Wee Rup 3981 $750
Labrats Science Club And Junior Branch Fncv Knowledge – Key to Protect Our Waterways. Wantirna 3152 $4,955
Lightning Reef Primary School Biodiversity and Sustainability Detectives (Biotecs) North Bendigo 3550 $2,027
Longford Primary School Revegetation and Nature Trail Longford 3851 $3,180
Longwood Primary School Restoring Habitat for Squirrel Gliders at Longwood Primary Longwood 3665 $3,500
Macedon Primary School Middle Gully Reserve Dam and Wetland Rehabilitation Macedon 3440 $2,549
Mackellar Primary School The Hive Biodiversity Project Delahey 3037 $3,800
Maiden Gully Primary School Bringing The Birds Back To The Gully Maiden Gully 3551 $5,000
Maroona Primary School Excursion To Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre Maroona 3377 $741
Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College Biodiversity: From Seed To Established Planting Leongatha 3953 $5,000
Mataranka Scout Camp Group Mataranka Scout Camp Biodiversity Education Project Goldsborough 3472 $3,380
Merri Creek Primary School  Remnant Habitat Improvement Fitzroy North 3068 $4,784
Methodist Ladies College Melbourne Bunga Arm Revegetation Program Banksia Peninsula 3875 $3,650
Milleara Gardens Kindergarten On Ground Action: Restoring Native Indigenous Vegetation Keilor East 3033 $1,103
Moolap Primary School Indigenous Garden Planting Moolap 3224 $1,600
Mount Blowhard Primary School Native Garden Biodiversity Project Blowhard 3352 $4,992
Mount Dandenong Primary School ‘Project Ribbit’ Mount Dandenong 3767 $3,740
Mount View Primary School Mount View Indigenous Garden Glen Waverley 3150 $1,125
Moyhu Primary School Little Wings Resort Moyhu 3732 $765
Myrrhee Primary School Investigating, Monitoring and Caring for Our Bushland Myrrhee 3732 $4,524
Narracan Primary School Making Our School a Home for Local Flora and Fauna Narracan 3824 $1,480
Narrawong District Primary School Exploring and Restoring Local Habitats for Threatened Species Narrawong 3285 $4,984
Newlands Seasonal Signposts: Connecting and Tuning In to Our Local Ecology Preston West 3072 $5,000
Newstead Primary School Grassy Meadow for Diamond Firetails Newstead 3462 $2,373
Norlane West Scout Group Growling Grass Frog Garden Norlane 3214 $4,433
Nyah District Primary School Our Trail: A Place for the Locals to Call Home Nyah West, 3595 Vic $3,156
Occasional Childcare Centre Diamond Creek Peron’s Tree Frog Habitat Diamond Creek 3089 $2,065
Our Lady Of Fatima Primary School Dream, Believe, Achieve Garden Rosebud 3939 $2,000
Our Lady Star Of The Sea Increasing Biodiversity Through a Frog Bog and Wetland Cowes 3922 $5,000
Outdoor School – 15 Mile Creek Campus Nest Box Monitoring Greta South 3675 $2,000
Panton Hill Primary School Panton Hill Primary School – Biodiversity Education and Action Panton Hill 3759 $4,578
Parkdale Preschool Back to Nature at Parkdale Preschool Parkdale 3195 $2,241
Paynesville Sea Scouts Eagle Point Minibeasts Paynesville 3880 $4,850
Perry Street Children’s Centre Native Garden Fairfield 3078 $2,278
Phillip Island Scout Group Phillip Island Scout Hall Planting Works Cowes 3922 $5,000
Point Cook P-9 College Marine Biology at Point Cook Marine Sanctuary Point Cook 3030 $2,000
Reservoir East Primary School Refurbishment of Wetland/ Bush Tucker Garden Area Reservoir 3073 $3,300
Ride Avenue Preschool Inc. Environmental Engagement Preschool Project Benalla 3672 $4,350
San Remo Primary School Connecting Students to Local Environments Through Hands-on Activities San Remo 3925 $3,230
Seaholme Kindergarten Love Where You Live Seaholme 3018 $3,199
Skipton Primary School Platypus Education at Skipton Primary Skipton 3361 $1,240
St Joseph’s Primary School Sorrento Indigenous Garden Sorrento 3943 $1,440
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Connecting Students to the Land on Which They Live Through Hands-on Activities Traralgon 3844 $5,000
St Pius X School Biodiversity in Our School and Local Area Warrnambool 3280 $1,820
St Therese’s Primary School Indigenous Garden Kennington 3550 $3,646
St Thomas Parish School “Frog Creek” Rejuvenation Drysdale 3222 $1,600
St. Joseph’s Primary School Cobram Native Homes Cobram 3644 $2,740
St. Joseph’s Primary School Wonthaggi Operation Increase Biodiversity Wonthaggi 3995 $4,145
Strathaird Primary School Extending Biodiversity and Linking to the Community Narre Warren South 3805 $4,200
The Patch Primary School The Green Corridor The Patch 3792 $4,975
Thomastown Meadows Primary School The Wominjeka Project Thomastown 3074 $3,070
Thornbury Kindergarten Inc. The Bee Partner Project Thornbury 3071 $1,499
University Park Primary School Community Connections and Grassland Biodiversity St Albans 3021 $5,000
Violet Town Kindergarten Connecting Children to Nature Implementing a Bush Kindergarten Program Violet Town 3669 $4,569
Wallan Primary School In Our Backyard Project Wallan 3756 $5,000
Wantirna Primary School Revegetation and Creation of New Wildlife and Biodiversity Corridors Wantirna 3152 $4,599
Warragul North Primary School Exploring Australian Environments Warragul 3820 $4,609
Warrnambool Primary School What Grows in Our Local Area? Indigenous Garden Project Warrnambool 3280 $2,061
Wedderburn Community House Building Bee, Bug and Butterfly Biodiversity Wedderburn 3518 $5,000
Welshpool And District Primary School Wetland Habitat Redevelopment Project Welshpool 3966 $5,000
Whittlesea Primary School An Outdoor Learning Space for Discovering the Biodiversity and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Values of Our Landscape Whittlesea 3757 $4,765
Whittlesea Secondary College (Wsc) Biodiversity Whittlesea 3757 $4,278
Will Will Rook Kindergarten Indigenous Garden At Will Will Rook Preschool Glenroy 3046 $3,810
Wonnai Preschool Frog Water Play Project Langwarrin 3910 $1,200
Woodleigh School Field Gnats Biodiversity Blitz Langwarrin South 3911 $4,000
Yarra Glen Primary School Connecting with Environmental Spaces: Storm Water Filtration Yarra Glen 3775 $4,982
Yarra Warra Preschool And Bush Kinder Learning About Natural Habitats by Improving Our Bush Kinder Fish Habitat North Warrandyte 3113 $1,962

Note: Grant amount figures have been rounded up to nearest dollar

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