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Greener Neighbourhoods Grants

Grant applications open

The South Australian Government is providing up to $2 million in funding over four years to support councils keep Adelaide’s suburban streets green and cool. 

The Greener Neighbourhoods grants are now open, with up to $1 million available in the first round of funding. 

Councils located within the proposed Green Adelaide region are invited to apply for funds for projects that increase tree canopy and green cover and lead to on-ground benefits for local neighbourhoods and communities. Councils will be required to provide equal funding for their projects. Applications for grant funding between $15,000 and $400,000 are encouraged.

Applications close on Friday 2 August 2019.

Why are green neighbourhoods important?

Green spaces play an important role in creating a climate resilient city by cooling our streets and neighbourhoods, enhancing biodiversity and increasing liveability of neighbourhoods. Through increasing greening across our suburbs, we can connect people with nature and provide significant health and wellbeing outcomes.

Project types and examples

The types of projects that could receive funding through the program include:

On-ground capital works - this could include planting trees, shrubs and grass to increase shade and cool streets with a focus on connecting a network of green corridors and spaces. It could also include installing water sensitive urban design and green infrastructure features to support new or existing greening.

Activating underutilised public spaces - through maintaining and creating habitat for flora and fauna (e.g. public building rooftops, laneways, plazas and between buildings). It should demonstrate integration and connection across neighbourhoods and landscapes through designs which improve the natural character of an area.

Capacity building activities - for example, mapping to determine urban heat island, biodiversity or vegetation coverage with evidence demonstrating how the initiative will lead to on-ground outcomes. Any non-works activities and projects will need to demonstrate how they will lead to future works and contribute to program objectives.

Who can apply? 

The grants are open to local councils located within the proposed Green Adelaide region.

Councils are encouraged to submit projects that involve partnerships. This could include other councils, Kaurna, community groups or environmental non-government organisations. 

Councils will be required to provide equal funding for their projects up to a maximum of $400,000 of grant funding.

How to apply

Find out more information in the Greener Neighbourhoods Application Guidelines.

Submit your application by Friday 2 August 2019 via the online grants management system

Refer to the user guide on how to apply using the online grants management system.

For more information

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