NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants 2017 / 2018

The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017/2018 NRM Agricultural Small Grants.

What are the NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants?

The NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants support agricultural and horticultural groups in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region on areas which lead to better natural resources management, benefiting agricultural production.  The grant allows groups to undertake agricultural training, skills and knowledge building activities in the areas they see as being important.

Who can apply?

Funding through the ‘NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants’ has been made available to give groups the opportunity to undertake agricultural training, skills and knowledge building in the areas they see as being important. The grants are available to the following existing groups:

  • Agriculture Bureaus
  • Farming system groups
  • Field day committees
  • Landcare and LAP groups
  • Non-government and not for profit organisations working to improve agriculture
  • Consultant facilitated farmer groups

Groups must be pre-existing and can be formal or non-formal. State and Federal Government agencies are ineligible to apply. 

What can the grants be used for?

The ‘NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants’ funding can be used to undertake the following activities including but not limited to:

  • Access a key note or guest speaker/s to present to the group
  • Organise a field day for the group
  • Host a workshop or webinar
  • Host a forum or information session

In addition, to be successful projects must demonstrate the following:

  • Projects must be driven from an agricultural or horticultural farming group perspective
  • Projects must be conducted within the SAMDB NRM region
  • Project outcomes must build agricultural training, knowledge or skill of the group.
  • Projects must facilitate improved management of natural resources

How much can be applied for?

Each group can apply for up to $3,300 (GST inclusive) and can only apply for one project.

When are applications due?

The grant call opens 1 April 2017 and all applications must be submitted by 5.00pm ACST on Monday 15 May 2017.

When do projects need to be completed?

Projects must be completed, all funding acquitted, and project reports completed and submitted on or before Friday the 1 June  2018. There will be no opportunities for project extensions.

Where are applications submitted?

Applications should be emailed to or posted to:

Kathy Hill

Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

PO Box 1374


Need assistance or more information?

For assistance or for more information please contact Mark May, Sustainable Agriculture Officer on (08) 8580 1800, 0400 889 023 or 

Refer to the related links below for the guidelines and application form.

Related links

More information

  • Sustainable Agriculture Officer
    (08) 8580 1800