Regional funding opportunities now available

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Applications are now being sought for the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s grants program 2021-22.

Posted 15 March 2021.

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s Chair Dianne Davidson AM said our

Board is committed to providing support to community groups and individuals who want to make a difference in managing the region’s landscape and natural assets.

“Our regional grants program ensures there are more dedicated funding opportunities for locals working in the region. They support our diverse communities to play a significant role to help sustainably manage our region,” she said.

Ms Davidson is encouraging eligible groups and individuals to apply to the board’s grants program.

The grants support local-level community projects relating to sustainable agriculture, sustainable water use, river and wetland biodiversity, terrestrial biodiversity and people.

This year the grants program is being delivered a little differently with two grant programs available:

The Grassroots Grants Program, supports not-for-profit community-based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who work locally to help manage the Murraylands and Riverland region.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the Grassroots Grants Program is aimed at local projects that contribute to improved management of the environment.

“The Marshall Liberal Government’s Landscape SA legislation is an historic reform of how we approach natural resources management in South Australia,” Minister Speirs said.

“It’s all about a back-to-basics approach and giving local communities a greater say in how we manage our natural environment.

“The Grassroots Grants could be used to kickstart a new project or build upon an existing one for activities such as weed treatment, pest or disease management, fencing, erosion management, revegetation and community education activities.”

The Grassroots Grants Program is funded by landscape levies collected by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

The Agricultural Knowledge Grants Program, supports agricultural and horticultural groups to deliver knowledge, training and skills-building events that achieve improved sustainable agricultural land management outcomes.

This program is supported by Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and landscape levies.

Guidelines for both grants are available on the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board website.

Follow the link on the Board’s website to the Smartygrants site, where you can apply.

Applications open on 15 March 2021 and close at 5:00 pm ACDT on Monday 12 April 2021.

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