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Funding for community action

21 September, 2017
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/ By VRAN

Did your community group miss out the most recent round of VRAN community grants? Do you have a great idea for a community-based project, and just need some funds to get you started? There’s a few opportunities open at the moment which might suit. Take a look at the links below. (And if you know […]

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Grant applications now closed

24 August, 2017
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/ By VRAN

Applications for VRAN’s 2017 Community Action Grants Program have closed. Many thanks to those who shared their community projects with us. We will assess all the applications and will announce the successful recipients by 31 August 2017.

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Imagine what an extra $2000 – $5000 could do for your community group… Is your not-for-profit community group planning a rabbit management project, event or activity? And will it enhance the effect of the new strain of calici virus (RHDV1 K5) and benefit communities, environment and agriculture? If you answered yes, you may be eligible […]

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Are you involved in rabbit management in Victoria? Complete our survey and you could win a copy of Those Wild Rabbits, Bruce Munday’s insightful new book on Australia’s struggle against our rabbit foe. The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) is undertaking a survey of people who are involved in rabbit management activities in Victoria. The […]

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The Victorian Rabbit Action Network is pleased to announce a new grants program to support community action on rabbits. Local community groups can apply for grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to support activities that complement the recent release of the new calicivirus strain RHDV K5. Funding can be used to improve collaboration, community-led action, capacity […]

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A landholder working on their own can make a difference on the land, as part of community working together landholders can make the difference in the landscape. Tim Bloomfied, Mentor Victorian Rabbit Action Network What do you do when rabbit populations have your community in a stew? You get everybody together and design a way […]

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Last year we held the Victorian Rabbit Management Conference: Connecting knowledge and know-how for effective community action on rabbits. Drawing over 155 participants from across the Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand, it has been described as creating a positive ‘buzz’ for rabbit management in Victoria. As part of the conference we interviewed leaders on their […]

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by Tim Bloomfield

2015 has become of the year of rabbit upset.  There have been both established Landcare groups and new landholders forming into groups interested in learning about and doing rabbit management in 2015.

This interest, in how to rabbit control successfully, has come mostly from the traditional rabbit areas (landscapes of highly suitable soils with ongoing rabbit problems over the last 150+ years) such as Bacchus Marsh, Rowsley Valley and from places of increasing awareness of rabbit impact Macedon Ranges Shire Council: – Kyneton; Yarra/Silvan sites:-Yarra Valley Agribusiness Group (YVAG); Surf Coast; Phillip Island etc.

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