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Image of 'Sensing Nature - A Vision for Inclusion'  has been selected for funding.

'Sensing Nature - A Vision for Inclusion' has been selected for funding.

Great news! BSRV has been awarded funding for a special project.

We are thrilled to announce that BSRV was one of 12 successful Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund applicants. 'Sensing Nature – A Vision for Inclusion’ will help Victorians with vision loss lead more active, healthy and socially connected lives.

Thank you to everyone who supported BSRV, including RACV staff, by voting for our project. Your vote will help ensure that more people who are blind or vision impaired are able to experience the physical and mental well-being benefits of social group activities'

We can't wait to get organising this wonderful program. BSRV will implement a series of forest immersion walks which are co-designed and led by volunteers who are blind or vision impaired, where they offer their unique perspectives and sensory skills to others. Sighted volunteers will also be engaged to assist those with vision loss who require sighted guide.

Visit the BSRV web site regularly for project updates.


Other Round 2 'Volunteering Innovation Fund' grant recipients:

  • Biolinks Alliance, Spring Plains, Northern Victoria
  • Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria, Dandenong, Lysterfield, Main Ridge and Red Hill
  • Cairnlea Conservation Reserves Committee of Management, Cairnlea Conservation Reserve
  • Connecting to Country Program, Dandenong
  • Friends of Newlands Reserve and Edenhope Flora and Fauna Reserve Committee of Management, Boikerbert, Edenhope, Western Victoria
  • Horseshoe Bend Community Garden Group, Maribyrnong Valley Parklands
  • Merri Creek Management Committee, Merri Creek Park
  • Southern Otway Landcare Network, Otways, Western Victoria
  • Werribee Park Farm Community Hub, Werribee
  • Westgate Biodiversity: Bili Nursery & Landcare, Westgate Park
  • Victorian High Country Huts Association, Alpine, Howqua, Lake Eildon, Eastern Victoria