Corridors of green funding

​Melbourne Water offers funding and support to improve river health through the corridors of green program. Local councils and public land managers are eligible for this funding.

Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Who can apply

Local councils and managers of public land in the Port Phillip and Westernport region can apply to the corridors of green program. Public land includes parks, forests and other recreational reserves.

Funding use - what the grants are for

This funding covers projects that improve river health, such as:

  • weed control

  • fencing off rivers and creeks

  • revegetation (replanting) with indigenous plants

  • creating management plans

A maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) is available. 

How to apply  


Please download and read these guidelines which are designed to help you with the Corridors of green process.

Important forms to download

Please download and fill out the following forms as applicable. These need to be filled out before undertakking the application process.


Corridors of Green grant applications can now be submitted online using Smartygrants.

Assessing your application 

When assessing your application, we will give priority to projects that:

  • have been discussed with a relevant river health officer – contact details are available on this page
  • demonstrate a clear benefit to the public
  • are strategic – for example they have long-term benefits and complement other works in the area
  • are costed realistically and represent good value for money

Conditions you must meet

To qualify for a corridors of green grant, you must meet a number of terms and conditions, including:

  • matched funding – your application must include at least an equal amount of monetary or in-kind contributions from you or your project partners
  • reporting – you must submit a report about your project within 30 days of the end of your project (up to 18 months are allowed for a project to be completed and reported on) 

Contact us

If there are any issues accessing the online form please contact us.


Last updated:
2 October 2017