Grants and funding

Pastoral Sustainability Grants

 The Building Pastoral Sustainability (BPS) project is designed to build on the capacity and resilience of pastoral businesses in the SA Arid Lands. Throughout the three-year program the pastoral industry will be supported to develop and promote sustainable businesses for a regionally strong and competitive industry.

Included in the BPS project are grants for pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies that will help them better adapt to varying climates and markets, and improve the sustainability of businesses in the SAAL region.

This project is delivered by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. 

Round 1 Pastoral Sustainability Grants offered between $10,000 and $30,000 (ex GST) with a total funding pool of up to $65,000. Applications for these grants are now closed.  

More information about the grants program, its guidelines and answers to some frequently asked questions are available here . You can find more information about the Building Pastoral Sustainability Project here.




Grassroots Grants

The SA Arid Lands Landscape Board has awarded more than $100,000 in Grassroots Grants funding to 15 local projects.

Projects to receive funding in the inaugural grants round addressed the Landscape SA pillars of community capacity building, pest and weed control, biodiversity protection and monitoring along with land and water management. Among them were projects tackling weeds at Beltana, monitoring Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby populations with the Yappala indigenous rangers and assisting with the reintroduction of numbats and bandicoots into the Gawler Ranges.

Full details of successful projects can be found here

For further information or feedback, contact the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board office on (08) 8648 5307 or email


Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia grants

The $3 million Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia grants program was launched to improve environmental and economic outcomes for conservation on private land. It will allow the state government to work in partnership with private landholders to conserve native vegetation and deliver practical outcomes for properties with a Heritage Agreement in place.

The program will be delivered by Nature Foundation, in partnership with Trees for Life, Conservation Council, Livestock SA and Nature Conservation Society. 

The first round of small grants of up to $10,000 are now closed. Applications for large grants of more than $10,000 will open in March 2021 and a second round of small grants will also be offered in 2021.

More information is available here and applications can be made through Nature Foundation


2019/20 Community Grants

The SA Arid Lands Board held a second round of its Community Grants program in 2019/20.

Find out which projects were successful here





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