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SA Arid Lands community grants open

News release
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.