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.

Note: Projects related to land within Green Wedge and Rural Conservation Zones or Environmental Significance Overlay your project will be given priority over others.

If you are interested in applying contact Council's Land Management Officer on on 9433 3111 or email environment@nillumbik.vic.gov.au  or complete the LMIP application online via SmartyGrants. 

About the Program

The 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  all 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 $25/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.

Further information about the Land Management Incentive Program download the Grant guidelines(PDF, 538KB).