NRM Connecting Communities Grants 2017–18

Applications are now open for the 2017–18 SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (NRM) Connecting Communities Grants.

These grants are supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the NRM levies. 

Who can apply?

The grants are available to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local governments for projects which engage local communities in natural resources management in the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin.

What can be applied for?

The NRM Connecting Communities Grants support organisations to work with local communities across the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin to engage the community and build community capacity for improved and sustainable natural resources management.

Projects which provide a ‘local face’ and incorporate local community input into their development and management will be highly regarded.

Examples of activities which may be funded under the program include:

  • Employment of local NRM community engagement staff
  • NRM workshops, training events and field days aimed at increasing community skills and knowledge
  • Providing technical advice and support to landholders and community groups
  • Volunteer recruitment, management and support
  • Communications such as media releases, newsletters, displays, web pages and social media
  • Assisting community groups to secure funding and other resources for NRM activities. 

Applications must be received by close of business 30 March 2017.

Refer to the related links below for guidelines, application forms and supporting documents.

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