Environment Fund

Donate to the Environment Fund
The amount of financial support we can give to reseach projects depends on the amount of donations received to the Fund. Donations of $2 and more to the FNCV Environment Fund are tax deductible, and a tax receipt will be issued.

To make a donation to the Environment Fund you can either:

  • Mail a cheque to the FNCV, Blackburn 3130 or,
  • Pay directly into the FNCV bank account. Bendigo Bank, BSB 633-000 A/c Number 123098725 . Please use your name and "enviro" as your reference.
When you donate you can be assured that 100% of the money will go to the successful applicants. All administration fees are met by our Club and all time spent on administering the fund is voluntary.

The FNCV Environment Fund has been set up to support the objectives of the Club in relation to the environment.

The FNCV Environment Fund has the following purposes:

  • to support and finance environmental research, in particular research into the biodiversity of Victoria.

  • to support and finance dissemination of information on the natural environment by any legitimate means, including public lectures, seminars, field trips, courses and publications.

  • to support and finance practical projects aimed at preserving and enhancing the biodiversity of Victoria.

Grants are awarded annually. Details on grant applications are available by request from the FNCV Office.

We look forward to receiving many more interesting and exciting project proposals.

In the past the FNCV Environment Fund supported the following projects:

2022 Environment fund recipients

  • Friends of Bats and Bushcare. Dr M Davidson. Purchase of High Protein Supplement for orphaned Flying-fox pups, $287.
  • Friends of Edwardes Lake Reservoir. Printed information to inform residents of small ways in which they can act as guardians of Edgars Creek and Edwardes Lake. Information postcard and copies of Darebin’s ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ booklet, $999.
  • Friends of Grove Street Reserve, Eltham. Habitat Restoration -- chainsaw hollows, nest boxes, indigenous plants - working with Nillumbik Council, $1000.
  • Stawell Urban Landcare group. Cost of busses to transport students from 3 Stawell primary schools to the Deep Lead Nature Reserve to experience and learn about the local ironbark forest and its future sustainable management, $396.
  • Greta Valley Landcare Group (Wangaratta). Workshop on the geology of the local area targeted at landholders with an emphasis on glaciation and fossil finds, $550.
  • Friends of Leadbeaters Possum. Purchase of a GPS with a built in Satellite SOS text function to monitor the exclusion fence and report breaches to Zoo and Parks Victoria Staff, $790.

A document containing past recipients from 2011 is available below.

Download: Past environment fund recipients