Green Adelaide's Grassroots Grants program aims to support wide ranging efforts by individuals and groups to maintain and improve their local environments.
Forty-seven community organisations, schools and volunteer groups across the Adelaide metropolitan area have shared in $1 million of funding from the 2020-21 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 many projects in between, the Grassroots Grants is giving communities the opportunity to get their hands on some much needed funds to transform the environment.
Download a full list of grant recipients and use the interactive map below to find out more about 2020-21 successful projects.
Grassroots Grants is an annual program and information about the 2021-22 round will be available soon.
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 through Green Adelaide over four years to support metropolitan councils to help keep suburban streets green and cool. The Green Adelaide Board has 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.