These grants are for practical on-ground solutions for local environmental issues. Communities for Nature grants are targeted towards local community groups and organisations, including schools. As a landholder you may be able to link in with a local group to get some work happening especially if you adjoin a Crown reserve or water way. The program has up to $700,000 to invest for the 2012 Small Grants Funding Opportunity for grants of up to $10,000 each. Projects that will be completed by 31 May 2014 are eligible for funding.
Applications can be submitted online from 1:00pm on 10 November 2012 and close at midnight on 19 December 2012. Download the program guidelines and FAQs . If you are unable to access the internet, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 (during business hours) http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/conservation-and-environment/biodiversity/communities-for-nature-grant-program