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Grants and funding

The Kangaroo Island Landscape Board is always seeking funding to support the community to undertake landscape management activities across the island. The following grants are operating through the Board:

Post-fire watercourse erosion stabilisation

Funding is available for landholders until autumn 2022 to remediate erosion in watercourses in bushfire affected areas. The funding can be used to repair or stabilise erosion around watercourses, for example collapsed river and creek banks, damaged culverts and erosion heads.

More information about the Post-fire watercourse erosion stabilisation is available here. Please contact the KI Landscape Board Water Officer on 0419 728 837, or via email for more information, or to express your interest in the funding.

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Fencing Grants

The Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Fencing Grant is available to help KI landholders replace or establish fencing to protect native vegetation burnt in the 2019-2020 Kangaroo Island fires. The funding can be provided retrospectively for fencing work that has already been completed, as well as fencing works that are underway or yet to commence.

Funds will be paid upon completion and fencing must be completed by 31 May 2022.

The Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Fencing Grants are:

  • provided by the Government of South Australia to the Department for Environment and Water and the Minister for Environment and Water as part of its continued efforts to empower local communities to recovery from the devastating bushfires on Kangaroo Island
  • supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire recovery package for wildlife and their habitat.

The first round of the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Fencing Grants has closed. If you are interested in applying for future funding through this grant please contact the Grants Administrator on 08 8553 2476 during business hours, or email

Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee On-ground Works Funding

These grants are available each year to individuals, farm businesses and community groups to:

  • Protect remnant native vegetation patches containing KI narrow-leaved mallee from livestock (including shelterbelts, watercourses and areas of pollarded or burnt KI narrow-leaved mallee).
  • Plant, or directly seed, native trees and shrubs to extend existing KI narrow-leaved mallee vegetation, or create and strengthen vegetation corridors.

This grant is currently closed and is expected to open again in July 2022.

KI Narrow-leaved Mallee On-ground Works Grants are supported by the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships Program.

More information about the Recovering the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaved Mallee Woodland Threatened Ecological Community through local landscape action project is available here.

Kangaroo Island Grassroots Grants

The KI Grassroots Grants program supports Kangaroo Island individuals, volunteers, community groups and not-for-profit organisations, to undertake local landscape management projects on the island. The type of activities that can be funded through the KI Grassroots Grants include:

  • fencing of native vegetation or revegetation
  • erosion management
  • revegetation
  • water or wetland management
  • sustainable agriculture trials
  • weed management (priority will be given to weed management coordinated across neighbouring properties, or weed management with biodiversity or agricultural outcomes)
  • pest or disease management
  • educational activities
  • raising community awareness and participation in landscape management.

The KI Grassroots Grants are available for one year projects and is offered annually. This grant round is currently closed and is expected to open again in March 2022.

Funding for the KI Grassroots Grants comes from the regional Landscape Levy and the Government of South Australia annual allocation for the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board.

More information about Kangaroo Island Grassroots Grants is available here.

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