Grassroots Grants for local communities
Applications for Grassroots Grants funding in the Green Adelaide region are now open. The Green Adelaide Board is funding a Grassroots Grants program to support individuals, volunteers, community groups and other bodies working on local projects that contribute to improved management of the environment.
In 2020-21, the funding for Grassroots Grants in the Green Adelaide region will total $1 million. The grants are designed to help communities sustainably manage their local landscapes.
Funding could be used to kickstart a new project or build upon an existing one for activities such as weed treatment, pest or disease management, fencing, erosion management, revegetation and community education activities.
For further information please refer to the Guidelines. A summary of the questions in the application form can be found here.
To apply, visit the Grants Management System. All applications must be completed online via the Grant Management System. Applications not submitted via the Grant Management System will not be accepted. For tips on how to apply using the DEW Grants Management System, view the Application Guide.
Deadline extended - applications now closing midnight Monday 28 September 2020.
For enquires about the guidelines, application process or eligibility email DEW.GreenAdelaideGGP@sa.gov.au or phone 8226 8527.
Water Sustainability Grants
The Water Sustainability Grants aim to achieve better management of water-related benefits to, and impacts on, our land, creeks, rivers, coasts and marine environments. In turn this contributes to improving community resilience. Through these grants, both funding and technical support are provided to partner organisations delivering a range of multiple-benefit on-ground and non-works projects.
In 2020-21 up to $1.5 million of funding was available with part of the funding pool earmarked for two focus areas – on-ground green infrastructure projects, and Regional Climate Partnership coordination activities.
Applications for the 2020-21 grant round have closed.
Greener Neighbourhoods Grants
The State Government’s Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program is providing up to $2 million funding over four years to support metropolitan councils to help keep suburban streets green and cool.
Benefits of greening and cooling our neighbourhoods include:
- improved social, health and wellbeing outcomes through connecting communities and being surrounded by nature
- improved biodiversity and environmental outcomes through increased habitat and food supplies for local wildlife
- reduction of stormwater and rainwater runoff through filtering and absorption
- improved air quality and increased carbon sequestration
- increased liveability of neighbourhoods and increased property values
The first round of grants, awarded in November 2019, provided funding for seven projects from six metropolitan councils.
Applications for the second round of grants closed on 24 July 2020. Up to $1 million of funding is available in this round.