The Victorian Government announced $5.2 million for
the Threatened Species Protection Initiative to support immediate action on
threatened species and habitat protection.
Community Volunteer Action grants
Over $2 million dollars is provided to small-scale,
local threatened species projects that build community connections to the local
This program recognises the value of grassroots
community action in making change happen quickly.
In September 2016, ninety eight successful projects
were announced as recipients of Round Two - Threatened Species Protection
Initiative Community Volunteer Action Grants. See 2016 Funded Projects for a full list.
Critical Action and Strategic Partnerships Grants
$3 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.
The Victorian Government has committed up to
$200,000 to a crowdfunding pilot to support threatened species conservation
Crowdfunding enables the community to directly
invest in causes and projects that they value and are passionate about.
The crowdfunding pilot has offered community groups
and not-for-profit organisations a unique opportunity to raise funds for
additional threatened species actions, and have their fundraising efforts
matched by government. Funding of up to
$25,000 for each successful campaign is available as a matched grant.
The details for each online campaign can be viewed