The Victorian Government has an exciting new opportunity to inspire ideas and encourage innovation by funding community-led projects that consider new ways of volunteering in and for the environment. Parks and forests in Victoria are supported and enhanced by a host of passionate volunteers. The Volunteering Innovation Fund is building on this incredible work and inviting everyone to enjoy Victoria’s Great Outdoors through volunteering.
The Volunteering Innovation Fund will award $2million in funding over four rounds, with the final round closing in 2022.
The Biodiversity Round is now open!
The final round, the Biodiversity Round, opens 9am Friday 19 August and closes 5pm Monday 3 October 2022. Funding up to $50,000 is available per project!
We are hosting a live information webinar to provide detailed information on the Fund, successful applications, how to apply and answer any of your questions. The Biodiversity Round is your final opportunity to apply. To register, click here.
If you would like to register your interest in the Volunteering Innovation Fund, please provide your details here.
In addition, we want to empower young people aged 18-29 all over Victoria to become champions for nature by creating innovative answers to challenges facing Victoria’s natural environment. The Youth Volunteering for Nature program is also open and receiving applications. For information on the Youth Fund click here.
1. Register with Park Connect.
2. Apply to the Volunteering Innovation Fund.
3. Manage your Volunteering Innovation Fund Application/s.
Fillable word document to help draft responses for your application
Step by step video guide to answering all the application questions.
Tips to plan and build your application
Step-by-step guide to help answer all questions in the application
Advises when you need auspice support and the requirements
Outlines your requirement to engage with Traditional Owners and when to undertake cultural assessments
Outlines the options available for unsuccessful applications
Outlines the overarching requirements of successful applications
Step-by-step guide to answer all the project plan questions
Advises how, when and where to publicise your project
Outlines the requirements to vary your Agreement
Step-by-step guide to help close your project