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Grants for communities

Parks Victoria is committed to engaging with the community in the planning, management and care of Victoria's parks and reserves.

Grants for community groups are one of the ways in which we develop and support community projects.

Forms and details are posted here when the grants programs are open for applications.

Recent Programs

Discover Parks Program
The Discover Parks Program is a small grants program aimed at supporting organisations and groups to develop and explore innovative and interesting ways for diverse communities to experience the benefits of being outdoors in a park.

Healthy Parks Healthy People Grants
These grants help local groups to deliver projects which protect and enhance the natural, cultural and heritage values of parks and reserves. They are available to community-based groups/not for profit organisations such as friends groups, service clubs, cultural groups, migrant resource centres, schools or historic societies..

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Park and forest track conditions looking good

28 Oct 2014

Hundreds of forest and park tracks and roads across Victoria will re-open in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend - starting on Saturday 1 November 2014. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Planning Manager Tony Dowler said: “Roads and tracks are closed temporarily to protect them from damage during…

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State of the Ark

24 Nov 2014 8:00am - 27 Nov 2014 6:00pm

Support the recovery of native mammals, birds and reptiles through hands-on conservation on the Glenelg Ark project. Experience the best that South-west Victoria has to offer, including the magnificent Cape Nelson Lighthouse, volcanic features of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, picturesque surrounds of Cape Bridgewater, and one of Australia’s largest Fur…

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Summer No Frills Friday

28 Nov 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm

Fun, low key Mountain Bike racing suitable for beginner racers and juniors (13yrs and over)

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Westerfolds parkrun

29 Nov 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.

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Portsea Craft Market

30 Nov 2014 9:00am-2:00pm

Located in one of the Victoria's most picturesque settings, Point Nepean near Portsea. Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market that specialises on local produce and home made wares. There is something for everyone from old world to modern contemporary, a labyrinth of unique…