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$172,000 in grassroots funding shared in Northern and Yorke

News release
05 November 2020

Thirty community groups, sporting clubs and non-profit organisations are the successful recipients of $172,673 in grant funding from the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board.

The funding is part of the state-wide Grassroots Grants program that supports local projects to help sustainably manage our landscapes.

Northern and Yorke Landscape Board Chair Caroline Schaefer said she was impressed with the community’s response to this funding opportunity.

“We received more than 60 Grassroots Grants applications from community groups that are driven to make a difference to landscape management in our region,” she said.

“It was a difficult job for the Board to narrow down the field, but the 30 successful projects cover the entire region and will help address some of our important landscape priorities, including biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, water management and pest plant and animal control.”

The Grassroots Grants program was first announced by the Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs in July.

“Landscapes SA is about building partnerships, rolling up our sleeves and working together to support our landscapes to thrive, leading to healthy and resilient communities, prosperous businesses and flourishing ecosystems,” Minister Speirs said.

“The Grassroots Grants Program is an important element of the Landscape SA reform agenda, and will result in $2 million in funding being provided across the state, ensuring there are more funding opportunities for communities dedicated to working in our landscape regions.

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

Grassroots Grants will be provided on an annual basis through the regional Landscape Levy, with the next round of applications opening in May 2021. See the full list of Grassroots Grants recipients in the Northern and Yorke region .

More information

Communications Coordinator

88413444

sarah.johnson@sa.gov.au