Apply for a Port Phillip Bay Fund grant

Wide view of Port Phillip Bay

Do you have a project that's aimed at protecting the health of Port Phillip Bay or its catchment areas? Grant applications are now open for the Port Philip Bay Fund.

The Port Phillip Bay Fund is a grants program that supports projects by community groups and organisations who are working to protect and preserve the environmental health of the Bay. The Victorian Government is providing a total of $10 million over four years from 2016/17 to support efforts to protect and enhance the health and amenity values of Port Phillip Bay.

The objectives of the fund are to support projects that address local and regional priorities to protect the health of the Bay and bay catchment area, including:

  • encouraging partnerships across a range of interested groups and organisations who support the environmental health of the Bay;
  • enhancing the amenity and environmental values in the Bay and on the foreshore; and
  • reducing and addressing threats to the health of the Bay, including nutrients, pollutants and litter.

For further information and how to apply see the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s website. Applications for Round 1 close on Wednesday 15 February 2017.