Significant Environmental Benefit Grants
About the grants
Significant environmental benefit grants provide funding for the on-ground restoration of native vegetation in South Australia.
This program funds on-ground restoration works only, research projects are funded through native vegetation research grants.
Since its introduction in 2009, the Native Vegetation Council has supported 50 critical projects across the eight NRM regions through Significant Environmental Benefit Grants. Over $10 million has been committed to conservation enhancement and landscape management works in an effort to improve biodiversity.
Significant Environmental Benefit Grant proposals should be consistent with the strategies and priorities identified in the relevant regional NRM Plan(s).
They should also aim to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
- meeting biodiversity targets established in regional NRM Plans
- enhancement of targets in regional Biodiversity Plans
- achievement of targets identified in the NatureLinks program or established corridors
- rehabilitation, protection and management of key areas identified through biodiversity analysis
- enhancement of remnant native vegetation through the implementation of active management activities
- the conservation of National, State of Regionally listed plant species and vegetation communities
- the restoration of habitat that will support the protection and management of National, State or Regionally listed fauna species.
Projects may extend over several years but will be subject to annual review.
Further information on the priorities for Significant Environmental Benefit grants can be found in the guidelines for applicants (455kb pdf).
DEWNR monitors all significant environmental benefit landscape restoration works. Examples of the types of projects can be found in the landscape restoration section of the DEWNR website.
Find out more about 46 of the critical projects that have been funded to date in the Significant Environmental Benefits Grant Scheme Schedule (245kb pdf).