Grants and funding
This page gives an overview of grants available with the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board. There are also grants available through other organisations which may interest our community. See our other grant opportunities page for details of other grants that we are aware of.
Soil cover demonstration grants - now open
Through the Regenerative Agriculture Program, grants of up to $7,000 are available for demonstrations by individual farmers or Farming Systems Groups within the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board’s region.
These grants will be managed on behalf of the Board by one of the region's leading farming groups, Agricultural Innovation & Research Eyre Peninsula (AIR EP).
- If you are interested in participating in this program and would like to submit an application for the next round of soil cover demonstrations, please read the guidelines and the soil cover application form.
If you have any queries about the grants, contact our Sustainable Agriculture Project Officer, Josh Telfer on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on this program and existing grant recipient details, can be found on our Regenerative Agriculture page.
This funding opportunity is supported by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Needs some application inspiration for our regenerative agriculture grants? Check out PIRSA's videos on:
- Improving production from dryland agriculture in soils with subsoil constraints (link to video click here) - hear from David Davenport at the 2 minute mark talk about 'How far away is your soil from being the most ideal it could be?' and David Giddings at the 4:30 minute mark about the success on their property.
- Interested in gypsum response on some sodic soils in the Cleve Hills area (link to video click here) - listen to Brett Masters and Isaac Gill talk about lime and gypsum tonnage/costs/yield increases and water uptake within the soil, plus the added benefits of improved water quality captured within nearby farm dams.
Take a look at these case studies from previous grant applicants
- A mixed species pasture demonstration at Pinkawillinie (2020-21) as an alternative to medic for sheep grazing, controlling erosion & planting on sandy soils.
- A mixed species pasture demonstration at Ungarra (in 2020-21) for improved soil health and nutrition.
- Damien Elson's soil cover demonstration, using mixed pasture species to improve soil cover and increase biomass for grazing.
- A soil carbon demonstration being undertaken by the Lock, Murdinga, Tooligie Farming Group at Hodge's farm (Lock).
- A plant-based project being undertaken by the Lock, Murdinga, Tooligie Farming Group at Glover's farm (Lock).
Cummins Wanilla Basin grants - open
The Cummins Wanilla Basin contains a vast network of surface water and groundwater drainage channel systems that have been developed over many decades to support agricultural production and address issues such as dryland salinity, waterlogging, erosion and sedimentation.
To support current drainage infrastructure required to maintain the function of the catchment, improve hydrology for the purpose of supporting agricultural production and address issues such as dryland salinity, waterlogging, erosion and sedimentation, the Cummins Wanilla Basin Streamcare Group has secured $250,000 in funding from the State Government’s Regional Growth Fund. This funding will be made available to landholders in the affected area through a grants program administered by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board.
Landholders, land managers and councils within the basin are eligible to apply for a grant of between $2000 and $30,000, to complete work that upgrades and maintains existing drainage infrastructure. The grant recipients need to commit a 50% matching contribution which can include their labour and use of machinery costs.
- Please read the Guidelines prior to submitting a proposal.
- Applicants must fill out this Application Form and attach it to your application email.
- Cummins Wanilla Drainage Management Plan Report
Applications open until February 17, 2023 unless funding exhausted prior.
Call the Board’s Water Resources Officer, Dave Cunningham, on 0428 815 487 for further information.
Grassroots Grants Program - closed
The Grassroots Grants program supports individuals, volunteers, community groups and other organisations working on a not-for-profit basis, with local landscape management projects. See our Grassroots Grants page for all details including recipients lists.
Financial assistance is often available to support natural resource management activities across the Eyre Peninsula region.
When specific grants become available we will publicise them on our website and in local media.
There are also volunteering and other funding opportunities available:
Read our latest achievement reports (scroll to the end section of the page) which include an overview of our activities during the past quarter including grant updates. You can also subscribe to our quarterly newsletter which provides updates on all our projects.
Or for information specific to the regenerative agriculture grants, subscribe to our quarterly Farmers Connect EP newsletter. Past editions of this newsletter can be found on our regenerative agriculture page.