Voting has now closed for this round of the Volunteering Innovation Fund. Thank you to all who participated. We will be reviewing the results and announcing the outcomes soon.

Overview

The Victorian Government has an exciting new opportunity to inspire ideas and fuel innovation by funding community-led projects that consider new ways of volunteering in and for the environment!

Parks and forests in Victoria are supported by many 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 $2 million in funding over multiple rounds, with the final round closing in 2023.

We've received lots of great applications to Round 2 and now it's time for you to have your say on the most innovative and impactful projects that inspire you to volunteer for nature.


How to participate

To participate, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Read about the projects that consider new ways of volunteering in and for the environment.

Step 2: Vote for your 3 favourite projects.

Step 3: If you have an idea on how to improve a project, let us know. You can also show your support or comment on ideas from other voters.

Step 4: Get behind the projects by sharing this page and encouraging all Victorians to have a say.

Voting should take 5 minutes.


Next steps

Your votes will be tallied and projects that receive the highest number of votes will be awarded funding, up to a cumulative total of $400,000.

We will also let the applicants know your ideas to improve their project.

Vote for your favourite projects


Which 3 projects would you like to fund?

Closed
Activity closed 12/08/2021 at 11:59 PM
By voting, I agree and acknowledge that: 1. I am a Victorian resident. 2. I can only register to vote once. 3. For participants under 16, guardian approval is required 4. The Victorian Government reserves the right to disqualify projects if it’s deemed that any person/organisation affiliated with the project has tampered with the integrity of the voting system. 5. Late votes will not be accepted.
Your remaining points:

Kennett River - Giving back to our river so it can give back to us

1 pts

Kennett River - Giving back to our river so it can give back to us

Southern Otway Landcare Group - $37,773.00

Hollows for Habitat at Westgate Park

1 pts

Hollows for Habitat at Westgate Park

Westgate Biodiversity: Bili Nursery & Landcare - $14,208.00

Guardians of Galada Tamboore

1 pts

Guardians of Galada Tamboore

Merri Creek Management Committee - $50,000.00

Horseshoe Bend Community Garden

1 pts

Horseshoe Bend Community Garden

Horseshoe Bend Community Garden Group - $50,000.00

Heyfield Wetlands Ephemeral Waterway Revegetation Project

1 pts

Heyfield Wetlands Ephemeral Waterway Revegetation Project

Heyfield Wetlands Committee of Management Incorporated - $8,214.00

Pick It Up & Pack It Out

1 pts

Pick It Up & Pack It Out

Holistic Hikes - $50,000.00

Cape Beach Daisy Awareness, Education and Removal Project

1 pts

Cape Beach Daisy Awareness, Education and Removal Project

Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group - $16,991.00

The Iramoo Potters - Reconnecting Community and Restoring Wildflowers

1 pts

The Iramoo Potters - Reconnecting Community and Restoring Wildflowers

Cairnlea Conservation Reserves Committee of Management - $45,337.00

Werribee Park Farm Community Hub

1 pts

Werribee Park Farm Community Hub

Werribee Park Farm Community Hub - $50,000.00

Connecting to Country

1 pts

Connecting to Country

Connecting to Country Program - $50,000.00

"I love this place & would love to volunteer my time to it"

1 pts

"I love this place & would love to volunteer my time to it"

Friends of Newlands and Edenhope Flora and Fauna reserve - $20,000.00

Mentoring the Mentors: Integrated Nature Connection Training

1 pts

Mentoring the Mentors: Integrated Nature Connection Training

Firekeepers Incorporated - $19,863.00

Friends of Point Nepean Leading the Way: Orientation to Volunteering

1 pts

Friends of Point Nepean Leading the Way: Orientation to Volunteering

Friends of Point Nepean - $13,769.00

Capturing the Terrick Terrick National Park

1 pts

Capturing the Terrick Terrick National Park

The Friends of the Terrick Terrick National Park - $23,500.00

Black Range Conservation Survey

1 pts

Black Range Conservation Survey

Black Range Land Management Group - $41,850.00

3D digital scanning of Victoria’s iconic High Country huts

1 pts

3D digital scanning of Victoria’s iconic High Country huts

Victorian High Country Huts Association - $23,000.00

Climate-proofing a Swift Parrot Hotspot

1 pts

Climate-proofing a Swift Parrot Hotspot

Biolinks Alliance - $50,000.00

Establishing the Friends of Yaluk Langa group at Heide

1 pts

Establishing the Friends of Yaluk Langa group at Heide

Heide Museum of Modern Art - $14,602.00

Building a Brighter Future

1 pts

Building a Brighter Future

Phillip Island Nature Parks - $24,543.00

Connect your Yarra

1 pts

Connect your Yarra

Yarra Riverkeeper Association Inc. - $49,071.00

Celebrating our past, securing our future.

1 pts

Celebrating our past, securing our future.

Westernport & Peninsula Protection Council Inc - $9,834.00

Sensing nature - a vision for inclusion.

1 pts

Sensing nature - a vision for inclusion.

Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria - $35,870.00

Ideas for improving projects

Collection notice

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