Connecting Country is a community-led conservation organisation based in the Mount Alexander region of north-central Victoria whose central tenet is to engage the local community in restoring and caring for the land...
Applications for our 2020-2021 program are now closed
For more information on the application process and eligibility, please see our information document. You can also view our FAQs below.
Applications closed 21 September 2020.
NB: Currently, our initiative will be going ahead despite COVID-19 disruptions. We will ensure all activities with groups follow appropriate health guidelines to minimise any risk to participants.
Groups receive training in engagement and communications, a short film to tell their story, and an engagement strategy to direct their ongoing storytelling activities.
Not at all! We seek outside support to enable us to help conservation groups tell their stories.
This years initiative made possible thanks to the generous support of the The Ross Trust.
Your group will be required to attend 1-2 workshops with our team, as well as be available for up to three days worth of filming. In addition to this, you will need to commit some time to implementing the engagement strategy we develop with you.
Currently, the program will be going ahead despite COVID-19 disruptions. However we will ensure all activities with groups follow appropriate health guidelines to minimise any risk to participants. Where possible, we will host virtual workshops to avoid direct contact with groups.
Community Conservationists celebrates tree planters, wildlife carers, citizen scientists and other inspirational people who are putting in the hard yards to care for nature. By telling their stories and providing communications and marketing support, this initiative aims to raise the profile of the people in our community who are dedicated to conserving our natural world.
This storytelling comes at no cost to our Community Conservationists – we seek outside funding for the initiative so that those doing good work for our environment can spend the money where it counts.
If you’re involved in on-ground conservation work, or you’re looking to support those who are, get in touch with us to discuss storytelling opportunities.