We are thrilled to announce VRAN have allocated almost $60, 000 to 14 community groups and organisations across Victoria as part of our Community Grants 2021!
The aim of the VRAN Community Grants is to support coordinated, community-led action across Victoria. As a result of the Community Grants we hope to empower community groups to lead the improvement of their rabbit management programs in order to:
- increase land managers’ awareness and use of best practice rabbit management;
- increase the level of community participation and effectiveness of on-ground rabbit control across Victoria; and
- provide an opportunity for community groups to deliver innovative programs that raise community awareness showing the need for effective control of rabbits in our environment.
We would like to congratulate the following successful applicants and thank them for their commitment to improving rabbit management in Victoria. We are excited to see their innovative projects come to life and we wish them all the best as they put their plans into action!
- Ashbourne Landcare Group – ALG Rabbit Management and Control Plan
- Bamganie Meredith & District Landcare Group – Rabbits in focus: Raising community awareness of rabbit control
- Bass Coast Landcare Network – French Island Safe Haven Project: Strategic Rabbit Control
- Bellarine Landcare – Communicating Integrated Rabbit Control
- Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare Network – BNG Rabbit Buster: 2021
- East Gippsland Landcare Network – Community Rabbit Action: Stage 2
- Geelong Landcare Network – Managing Rabbits in an urban and peri-urban landscape
- Middle Yarra Landcare Network – We control rabbits
- Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group – Rabbit Education and demonstration campaign in the Moorabool Catchment
- Murrayville Landcare – Controlling the rabbits of Murrayville
- Surf Coast and Inland Plains Landcare Network – Best Practise Rabbit management resources for peri urban environments
- Blampied – Kooroocheang Landcare Group Inc. – Rabbit Bust Up: Field Day 2021
- Upper Barwon Landcare – Rabbits in Birregurra
- Warragul & District Landcare – Rabbit Reduction Education Field Days
The VRAN Community Grants 2021, is an initiative of the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) and is a project funded by the Australian Government Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria.