SA Arid Lands community grants open
23 June 2017
Posted 03 April 2017.
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 intent of this new initiative is to gauge interest in the community appetite for an
ongoing small grants program so we’re very keen to gather as many applications as
possible through this initial call,” said Ms Janet Brook, Presiding Member of the SA Arid
Lands NRM Board.
“In 2017-18 we have $100,000 to put towards this program in support of applications
that meet our criteria, with remaining applications used to assess and refine where the
Board directs its investment in subsequent years.”
Successful projects will be assessed against criteria that include broad alignment with
the new SA Arid Lands NRM Board’s Regional NRM Plan 2017-2027.
The Board welcomes applications from single groups and properties; however
collaborative, multi-partner applications tackling landscape-scale issues will be viewed
Key target areas include native vegetation and native species management and
monitoring, soil conservation and erosion control, water resource management, and pest
plant and animal control as well as initiatives that support sustainable primary
For more information about the grants and to complete an application form go to
Grant applications close on 19 May.