NRM Community Grants open for Arid Lands region

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Grants of up to $10,000 are on offer to landholders, progress associations and volunteer groups for Natural Resource Management projects.

Posted 15 April 2019.

Land managers, progress associations and volunteer groups in the SA Arid Lands region are encouraged to submit applications for grants of up to $10,000 for natural resources management (NRM) projects.

The second round of Community Grants, which are supported by the SA Arid Lands NRM Board, was launched on April 1.

“The Board is pleased to be able to offer a second round of the community grants program following the overwhelming success of the inaugural program last year,” SA Arid Lands NRM Board Presiding Member Janet Brook said.

Among the projects the Board will look to support are those that focus on the Back to Basics approach of pest and weed control, biodiversity, soil conservation, water and sustainable agriculture, Mrs Brook said.

Applications will be welcomed from single groups and properties; however collaborative multi-partner applications tackling landscape-scale issues will be viewed favourably.

Successful projects will be assessed against criteria that can demonstrate a link to the SA Arid Lands NRM Board’s Regional NRM Plan 2017-2027.

This grant offering follows the success of the 2017/18 grants program, which saw the SA Arid Lands NRM Board provide more than $100,000 to support 14 community projects.

Successful past projects include assisting in the development of the Andamooka Arid Explorers Garden, Opuntia control in the North Flinders, rabbit warren ripping and reducing feral goats in the North East Pastoral district.

For more information about the grants and to complete an application form go to

Grant applications close on 31 May 2019.

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