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.
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?
Ideas for improving projects
All submissions are public documents within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please do not include personally identifying information in the comments or ideas section of your submission. If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the Parks Victoria response to consultation, please contact us at VolunteeringFund@parks.vic.gov.au
Parks Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you. Your personal information and the content of your submission will be dealt with in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from any comments and ideas submitted and used to administer the public consultation process only. Your personal contact information will not be provided to any other organisation unless required by law. Your personal contact information may be used by Parks Victoria to update you on this project. You have the option to opt out at any time.
To access your data or opt-out, please email us at VolunteeringFund@parks.vic.gov.au