Grants in the Green Adelaide region

Grassroots Grants - round two now open!

Green Adelaide’s second round of Grassroots Grants is now open for individuals, communities, schools and volunteers to improve their local environment.

 A total of $1 million in funding is available in round two and applicants can apply for a grant between $2000 and $150,000 to help create a cooler, greener, wilder and more climate-resilient metropolitan South Australia. Funding applies only to the Green Adelaide region.

Funding could be used to kick-start a new project, or build on an existing one with activities such as plantings, nature education, citizen science, weed and pest control, fencing, and erosion management and community engagement.

How to apply?

Refer to the Grant Guidelines to learn more about the objectives, eligibility criteria, suitable projects, levels of funding and application tips.

To help you plan ahead, you can download a word version of the application form to draft your responses offline. 

Once you’ve filled it out, you will need to copy your information over to the online Grants Management System to complete your application.

Applications must be submitted via the Grants Management System. For tips on using this system, view this guide

Applications close 5 pm Wednesday 9 June 2021.


Attend one of our grant writing workshops to discuss your project idea, learn how to apply and hear about past funded projects. Workshops are being held to support you to develop a strong application. Come and gain tips and increase your chances of success. The workshops will cover:

  • who is eligible to apply and the funding available
  • how to apply and key things to include in your application
  • budget considerations and justification
  • the assessment process and what happens next
  • top 5 tips for a good application.

Bring your questions! Professional Development certificates can be provided for teachers. An overview of the workshop presentation will also be available online for those that can’t attend in person.

Workshop 1
Wednesday 19 May
4:30 pm – 6 pm
Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove
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Workshop 2
Monday 24 May
4:30 pm – 6 pm
Junction Community Centre, 2A May Tce, Ottoway
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Please email the Green Adelaide Grassroots Grants Program with any questions.

Previous round 

Last year 47 community organisations, schools and volunteer groups across the Adelaide metropolitan shared in $1 million of funding from the round one Green Adelaide Grassroots Grants program.

From restoring sand dunes at North Brighton, to removing weeds and revegetating at Black Hill and Morialta conservation parks, as well as modernising and transforming the Marine Discovery Centre at Star of the Sea School, and many projects in between.

See a full list of 2020-21 grant recipients and use the interactive map below to find out more about the successful projects. 

Water Sustainability Grants

The Water Sustainability Grants aim to achieve better management of 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.

Grant funding awarded

Nine projects gained funding totalling nearly $1.3 million in the 2020-21 grant round. See the full list of successful applicants and project details.

For more information, read the news release

Greener Neighbourhoods Grants 

The State Government’s Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program is providing up to $2 million through Green Adelaide, over four years, to support metropolitan councils to help keep suburban streets green and cool. The Green Adelaide Board contributed an additional $500,000 to the program in 2020-21. 

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.

Grants awarded in 2019-20 and 2020-21 have provided funding for 16 projects in 11 metropolitan council areas.