Grants & Incentives

There are many grants and incentives made available to the community by the Mallee CMA and other organisations throughout the year. 

We encourage you to visit this page regularly and thank you for your interest.

2021 Victoria Landcare Grants

The Victorian Government is providing funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks for on-ground works, education, and capacity building projects that protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment.


A total of $2.55 million is available for project and support grants across Victoria.

Project grants 

Up to $30,000 is available for on-ground works, capacity building activities, community education and engagement that protects, or improves natural assets such as native vegetation, native fauna, waterways, wetlands, and soils.

Support grants

Up to $500 is available for assistance with costs such as insurance, incorporation and operational needs, or meetings and events or newsletters, websites, and other communication.


Grants are open to all Victorian Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks that have a focus on on-ground land and natural environment improvement work.

This includes Landcare groups and networks, ‘Friends of’ groups, Conservation Management Networks, Committees of Management, Coastcare groups and Aboriginal groups and organisations working on Country.



Applications open                     Friday 30 April 2021
Applications close                     5pm Wednesday 16 June 2021
Recipients notified                    August 2021
Projects completed                   Wednesday 30 November 2022

Nelson Burand-Hicks to discuss your application 
on 03 5051 4373 or by email

2021 Victorian Landcare Grants – Guidelines (PDF)
2021 Victorian Landcare Grants – Guidelines (Word)

Irrigation Incentives for Victorian Mallee Irrigators 2021-22

Private landholders are invited to submit an Expression of Interest form

Who can apply?

Irrigators in the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) region who own land licenced for irrigation for a minimum of 10 years and meet the eligibility criteria defined in the Mallee Irrigation Incentive Program Guidelines.
Specific eligibility criteria apply to each incentive:
A comprehensive list of these criteria can be found within the “Mallee Irrigation Incentive Program Guidelines” available on the Mallee CMA website: and click on ‘Grants and Incentives’;
Incentives available

*Property limits apply and GST inclusive

Important to note
Applications must be submitted to Mallee CMA via our website and must include all required information. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please consider your incentive application in the context of the overall plan for your business and consult your business advisor and/or accountant for professional advice.
Incentives are not transferable between properties, incentive types or Landowners.
This incentive program is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and delivered by Agriculture Victoria, through funding from the Victorian Government.
Important Information
Eligibility criteria and conditions apply to all incentives.
Applicants may submit an Expression of Interest at any time throughout the year. Only submit an Expression of Interest when ready to do the works.
Incentives are not guaranteed to all Expression of Interest applications submitted.
Expressions of Interest are assessed based on the potential of the proposed works to reduce the environmental impact of irrigation; by considering the salinity benefit and the water use efficiency gains of the proposed works.
These incentives apply only to works not funded from any other source.

Contact Maxine Schache to discuss your application on 03 5051 4500 or by email


Useful links:

Flyer – A4 printable version

Media release 

Irrigation Incentives Guidelines

OHS Responsibilities for Grants and Incentives

Example Short From Contract – Grants and Incentives