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Significant Environmental Benefit Grants

Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) Grants fund the on-ground restoration of native vegetation in South Australia.

About the grants

Money is paid into the Native Vegetation Fund by people who have cleared native vegetation and need to provide an SEB offset. This money is made available through SEB Grants to restore, revegetate or protect native vegetation.

The NVC must consider on-ground projects aimed at achieving or contributing to the enhancement, conservation, and management of native vegetation in South Australia. Grant proposals should aim to achieve the principles and objectives for establishing an SEB area outlined in the document ‘Policy for Significant Environmental Benefit ’.

Some grant funding rounds are for specific restoration activities or specific regions of the state. The Applicant Guidelines for each grant round will detail the focus area or activities for that round.

There is an expectation that the investment will be effective for a long term and projects should demonstrate how you plan to maintain the project into the future. Projects may extend over several years but will be subject to annual review.

Some grant funding rounds are for specific restoration activities only. For example, if money is paid into the Native Vegetation Fund for clearance of a threatened ecological community, grant applicants may be required to demonstrate that their proposal will benefit that particular community.

Funding round: Red Gum Woodland, Mount Lofty Ranges

Applications have now closed.

What has been funded to date?

Since its introduction in 2009, the Native Vegetation Council has supported 66 critical projects across the eight NRM regions through Significant Environmental Benefit Grants. Over $12 million has been committed to conservation enhancement and landscape management works in an effort to improve biodiversity.

Find out more about some of the critical projects that have been funded to date in the Significant Environmental Benefits Grant Scheme Schedule.

Have your say

We would love to hear your suggestions on how we can improve the SEB Grants program so please send us an email at nvc@sa.gov.au. You may also use this email to subscribe to NVC eNews to be kept up to date with changes to grants.  

SEB grant projects value

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