Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Port Phillip Bay funding round opens

The Victorian Government has announced $2.3 million in funding to protect Port Phillip Bay’s iconic natural environment.

Minister for Environment, Steve Dimopoulos, today announced applications are now open for the latest round of the Port Phillip Bay Fund grants, supporting projects that protect the health of the Bay’s diverse ecosystems. 

“Port Phillip Bay is iconic to Victoria and these grants will support groups and researchers who are working to preserve and protect the Bay for years to come,” said Mr Dimopoulos.

“This is another example of how we continue to ensure the long-term health of Victoria’s environment and waterways.”

Grants of up to $300,000 are available for innovative, large-scale projects and up to $25,000 for smaller projects that directly benefit the coastal and marine environments of the Bay.  

Minister for Environment, Steve Dimopoulos (Photo: Jim Lee).

Community groups, non-government organisations, Traditional Owners groups, research institutes, local councils, schools and youth groups can apply, the Minister said.

Applications for grants can be submitted at marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/grants/port-phillip-bay-fund, with the closing date to be announced soon.

Grant applications can be submitted at marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/grants/port-phillip-bay-fund and applications close on 18 April 2024 at 3pm (AEST).

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