Junior carers funded

By Country News

The Victorian Government has announced $400000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants to help children across the state protect Victoria’s environment.

Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio launched the fund last week, which is open to schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Guides and youth groups.

Grants of up to $5000 will be available to fund projects that boost biodiversity through the development, improvement or restoration of habitat for Victoria’s native plants and animals.

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

They will encourage young people across Victoria to learn more about the environment through outdoor, hands-on activities and will be administered by Landcare Australia as part of its Junior Landcare program, in partnership with DELWP.

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