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Get involved > Grants & funding > Native Vegetation Incentives Program

Significant Environmental Benefit Grants

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

Grants available

Hills and Fleurieu Revegetation Grant 2022-2023

The Native Vegetation Council are seeking applications for large scale revegetation and restoration projects in target areas of the Hills and Fleurieu region. The aim of the grant is to restore woodland vegetation to offset the loss from approved clearance.

There is $1,350,000 in funding available and it may be awarded to one or more projects.

To find out about the grant requirements and eligibility, please view the Hills and Fleurieu Revegetation Guide for Applicants and the Hills and Fleurieu Revegetation Grant Application form.

For further information about the grant or to discuss your proposal, please contact the Native Vegetation Branch on 8303 9777.

About the grants

Money is paid into the Native Vegetation Fund by people who have cleared native vegetation and need to provide an SEB. To offset the clearance, NVC use this money to restore and protect native vegetation through SEB grants.

The NVC consider SEB grant applications based on the principles and objectives for establishing an SEB area outlined in the Policy for Significant Environmental Benefit and any grant specific outcomes.

Some grant rounds are for specific restoration activities or specific regions of the state. The 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.

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.

What has been funded to date?

Since its introduction in 2009, the Native Vegetation Council has supported 74 critical projects across the eight Landscape regions through Significant Environmental Benefit Grants. Over $16.9 million has been committed to conservation enhancement and landscape management works in an effort to improve biodiversity. For a list of all the projects supported through SEB grants, you can view the SEB Grant Summary.

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 join the NVC contact list to be kept up to date with changes to grants and consultation opportunities.