Photo credit: Marcia Riederer, Biodiversity, DELWP 

Volunteer-based community groups, Aboriginal groups, kindergartens and schools are among those who can apply for funding in the final round of the Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF), to help protect and enhance the unique Bay ecosystem. 

The Fund supports collaboration and partnerships across community, industry and government, to help deliver priority actions under the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017-27

A total of $850,000 of funding is up for grabs for community-based projects that contribute to the health of the Bay. 

Closing on 10 April, projects worth up to $50,000 and 12 months in duration are eligible. 

Since its launch in November 2016, the $10 million PPBF - funded by proceeds of the lease of the Port of Melbourne - has supported projects including water quality, amenity and wetland improvement works. 

Port Phillip Bay is the home to 10,000 marine plant and animal species, making it one of our most important ecosystems.  

In addition to providing valuable habitat, the Bay also supports recreational fishing and tourism, is the entrance to Australia's busiest port, and has more than 4.5 million people living and working in the catchment area. 

The grants application period closes at 5pm on Wednesday 10 April. For more details and to lodge an application, visit on the Port Phillip bay site

Page last updated: 15/03/19