Land Management Incentive Program

Applications for the Land Management Incentive Program (LMIP) grants are now open.

The Land Management Incentive Program offers flexible grants to support a range of integrated land management activities for private landholders and community groups.

Available to private landholders and community groups, grants for projects relating to land within Green Wedge and Rural Conservation Zones or Environmental Significance Overlay will be given priority over others. Projects outside of these areas will need to demonstrate significant environmental benefit.

Grants offered 

Grants are available for:

  • Small scale projects - up to $250*
  • Medium scale projects - between $250 and $2,000*
  • Community Action Group Support Grant - up to $15,000

*To be eligible, small and medium scale projects will require a matching contribution from the applicant. This contribution can include ‘in-kind labour’ and/or monetary input.

The In-kind labour must be unpaid, it must occur within the same time frame as the LMIP funded project and must directly contribute towards the success of that project. Under these circumstances such labour can be ‘valued’ at $40/person hour.

The application process 

The grant applications will be assessed on the first basis by a simple application form. Additional project details and a follow-up site visit may then be required, especially for medium and large scale projects.

To get started, please complete an Expression of Interest Form here.

An officer will be in contact within 10 working days to discuss your application and arrange a site visit.

For further information about the Land Management Incentive Program download the grant guidelines.  

If you require assistance with your application, please contact Council's Land Management Officer on 9433 3207 or email environment@nillumbik.vic.gov.au