Action grants for schools and communities

Grants are available annually for activities that help communities and schools promote the sustainable management of our natural resources.

Schools can access grants of up to $2000 and communities can access grants of up to $5000.

All projects should align with the goals and targets of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan. Please refer to Volume 1 of the NRM Plan for more detail.

You can email us for more information about action grants.

Communities

The 2017-18 Community NRM Action Grant round is now closed.

Applications will be assessed through November and successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing in December.

Community NRM Action Grants are designed to enable groups, individuals, non-government organisations and small businesses to undertake projects that focus on building community capacity and/or on-ground works that enhance and protect our natural resources. 

We look for projects that focus on one or both of the categories listed below.

Build community capacity

Community led initiatives that educate, build skills and lead to positive changes in community behaviour:

  • information, knowledge sharing and community education
  • supporting change of practice
  • training 
  • planning for managing natural resources at a community group level

On-ground works

Projects that enhance and protect our natural resources:

  • water quality improvement projects 
  • sustainable living  
  • restoration and revegetation projects
  • biodiversity protection

Please refer to the grant guidelines for more information.

View the 32 successful community projects funded in the 2016-17 round here.

If you have any queries, please contact the Manager Volunteer Support on 08 8273 9102 or email andrew.raymond@sa.gov.au.

Schools

The 2017-18 School NRM Action Grant round is closed.

Applications have been assessed and both successful and unsuccessful applicants have been notified in writing.

Schools and preschools within the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region applied for grants of up to $2000 (GST exclusive) to deliver projects that build school and school community capacity leading to sustainable futures in one or more of the following areas:

  • Youth Voice: students leading sustainability projects and initiatives
  • Outdoor learning environment: connecting with nature through biodiversity projects and outdoor learning.

Grants are aimed at supporting and promoting projects that use an Education for Sustainability approach and deliver projects that enable exploration of environmental sustainability in learning programs and management practices for the sustainable management of our natural resources.

Please refer to the grant guidelines for more information.

You can view the 41 successful school projects funded in 2017-18.

If you have any queries, please contact the Manager Volunteer Support on 08 8273 9102 or via email.


Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges