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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:

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 burnt or unburnt native vegetation and revegetation projects within the 2019‑2020 firescar. This includes replacing fences lost in the recent floods. 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 are paid upon completion and fencing must be completed by 30 November 2022.

Applications open on 16 February 2022 and close at 5 pm on 31 October 2022 or when all funds have been allocated.

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 second round of the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Fencing Grants is open. 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 More information about the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Fencing Grant is available here.

Kangaroo Island On-ground Works Funding

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

  • Fencing to protect patches of remnant native vegetation in blocks from livestock (including shelterbelts, watercourses, areas of revegetation and areas where old and/or senescent native vegetation is being ecologically restored).
  • Planting, or directly seeding, native trees and shrubs to extend existing vegetation or create or strengthen vegetation corridors.
  • Moving stock watering points out of watercourses to minimise in-stream sedimentation and eutrophication.
  • Constructing stock and/or vehicle crossings to minimise in-stream eutrophication and sedimentation and to improve connectivity of aquatic ecosystems.

Kangaroo Island On-ground Works Grants are supported by the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board with funding from the Australian Government.

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.

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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+61 08 8553 2476