Grants and funding

Grassroots Grants

Applications have now closed for the board's fifth round of Grassroots Grants. A good number of applications were received and will now be assessed. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June.

Past Grassroot Grants rounds

Twelve projects valued at almost $10,000 were funded in the SAAL Landscape Board's 2023-24 Grassroots Grants program. The successful projects address the board's priorities of climate resilience, water management, sustainable land management, protecting and enhancing biodiversity and people and partnerships.

See the projects funded in 2023/24.

See the projects funded in 2022-23.

Planning for Health Country grants

The board's Planning for Healthy Country Grants are open and are offering grants of up to $50,000 to support the development of plans for healthy country, which includes a strong cultural element.

Plans could be for environmental and land management, a more traditional Healthy Country Plan, or a review of an existing Healthy Country Plan or environmental management plan, where it can be demonstrated the plan needs updating.

The completed plan will guide First Nations organisations toward steps or clear pathways to build capacity in environmental and land management outcomes (people working on Country, Ranger programs, activities on Country). The funding is designed to support providers/contractors to work with community and deliver plans.

The competitive grant round is offering a funding pool of $300,000. Grant applications will be assesses on merit to First Nations organisations that meet the eligibility criteria, address the application questions, can demonstrate their willingness and capacity to complete plans for healthy Country and are able to co-invest (financially and in-kind) in the process.

This is the first time the SAAL Landscape Board has offered grants for Planning for healthy Country. It demonstrates a commitment to supporting First Nations groups based on feedback from the Aboriginal Engagement Network.

Groups are encouraged to read the guidelines before applying at

Growing Native Gardens

The Port Augusta-Quorn Landscape Group is inviting applications for initiatives that will increase plantings of native plants across the district.

Through the Growing Native Gardens project, small grants of $300 will be offered to community groups, kindergartens, pre-schools, primary or secondary schools in the district to purchase local native plants.

Planting native trees and shrubs can encourage birds and butterflies, and provide habitat for wildlife once established.

Applications must be received by Monday 1 April, with plant purchases and plantings to be completed by 31 May 2024.

Find further information and apply here

Climate-smart Agriculture grants to support producers

The Australian Government is helping the agriculture sector respond to climate challenges through a Climate-Smart Agriculture Program, announced recently.

Funded by the National Heritage Trust, the program supports the agriculture sector to drive climate-smart, sustainable growth and protect Australia’s nature capital by funding best practice sustainable agriculture and natural resource management activities that support land managers to respond to the impacts of climate change.

The program has multiple investment streams. They include a $45 million Partnerships and Innovation Grants program and a $9m Capacity Building Grants program.

Partnerships and Innovation grants between $250,000 and $5million can be used for evelopment of climate-smart technologies to improve farm efficiencies, decision support tools and smartphone applications, to new practices for sustainable grazing, cropping systems and pasture management.

Capacity Building grants between $10,000 and $1 million are available for activities that enable farmers to access the latest climate-smart and sustainable agriculture approaches and inform decisions about their farming operations.

If you have a big idea ready to make an impact on Australian agriculture and want to build up your community’s capacity to support Aussie farmers to adopt climate-smart and sustainable agriculture practices, then apply today.

Applications for Capacity Building Grants close 28 March and Partnership and Innovation Grants close 8 April.

More information is available at

FRRR Grants

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides funding to regional communities.

FRRR has a range of grants targeted at regional communities that support a variety of initiatives. These grants can be used to improve and build infrastructure, to fund community gardens, fund events and almost anything to do with wellbeing.

You can find out more here