Grants in the Green Adelaide region

Greener Neighbourhoods Grants 

Applications will open in the second half of 2021.

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 provided funding for 16 projects in 11 metropolitan council areas.

Grassroots Grants - round two now closed

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

 A total of $1 million in funding is available for grants 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.

Applications have now closed.

If you have any questions, please email the Green Adelaide Grassroots Grants Program.

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.

Take a look at these three case studies:

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