Environment 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 $10,000.

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.


2019-20 environment grants now open!

Community Environment Grants promote the sustainable management of our natural resources and deliver projects that improve community capacity, awareness and education regarding the natural resources in our region.

Applicants will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive). However, the allocation of funds is a merit based process and therefore projects of all sizes will be considered by the assessment panel.

Successful applicants from the 2018-19 grant round are eligible to apply but preference will be given to new and innovative projects.

View the community projects funded in 2018-19 for ideas.

Applications must be completed and lodged electronically via the Department for Environment and Water Grants Management System website internal (for access within Statenet) or external (for access outside of the government network) portal.  

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted electronically by midnight Wednesday 11 December 2019. Please note late applications will not be accepted. 

Refer to the grant guidelines, sponsoring body agreement template and user guide for further information.

If you have any queries, please email the Volunteer Program Coordinator or phone 8273 9100.


2019-20 environment grants now open!

Schools and preschools within the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges are invited to apply for grants of up to $2000 (GST exclusive) to deliver projects that enable exploration of environmental sustainability in learning programs and management practices.  

Using an Education for Sustainability approach, we are looking for projects that build the capacity of a school and its community, leading to an ongoing sustainable approach.

Projects may include developing outdoor learning environments such as an Aboriginal traditional-use, food or butterfly garden, frog havens, interpretive materials to promote natural resources management or even behaviour change activities to support Education for Sustainability.

Schools must already be, or be willing to become, an AuSSI-SA school and meet with an NRM Education Officer to plan the project prior to submitting an application.

Please refer to the grant guidelines for more information.

DEADLINE: Typed applications must be submitted by Friday 28 February 2020, via email. Please note late applications will not be accepted.

Take a look at last year's successful recipients for ideas.

If you have any queries, please email the Volunteer Program Coordinator, phone 8273 9100 or contact your local NRM Education Office.

The application form AND budget spreadsheet must be submitted as part of the application process:

Grant writing workshops for teachers

Increase the success of your grant application at a grant writing workshop. You'll receive tips on writing a strong application and see your application from an assessor's perspective.

Hear about and see a successful school grant project firsthand.

This is a practical workshop, so bring your project ideas and questions with you.

Refreshments and certificates provided.

Modbury South Primary School: Wednesday 20 November, 4.00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Findon High School: Monday 2 December, 4.30 pm - 6 pm 

Register today! Details here.

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