The Weeds and Rabbits Project is keen to encourage more young people to connect with their local community and natural environment through invasive pest and weed management.
Grants of up to $15,000 are available to support projects that will increase youth interest, engagement and skills in invasive species management in Victoria.
The grant program is open to community groups, education providers and local councils, with a focus on projects that connect with young people and develop their skills, and therefore deliver broader benefits for local communities.
Young people are under-represented in invasive species management, yet they have much to offer by way of passion and interest in improving our landscapes.
Land management is an inter-generational issue, and managing pests and weeds is a crucial part of enhancing our agricultural and natural landscapes. It is important that diverse voices and interests are part of the conversation about how to address the challenge of invasive species.
The program aims to increase young people’s participation in community environmental projects and encourage new ideas and innovations in the invasive species challenge. Funding can be used to support the engagement of young people in existing groups and initiatives, or to develop new youth-focused initiatives.
Applications for the grants program close Monday 30 September 2019.
For more information visit the Weeds and Rabbits Project website.