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.

Schools

2018-19 successful applicants

These schools and preschools received grants of up to $2000 (GST exclusive) to deliver projects that enable exploration of environmental sustainability in learning programs and management practices.

This year 58 projects were selected, totaling nearly $96,000 in NRM levy funding. Projects included developing food and butterfly gardens, citizen science monitoring, waste management and delivering a sustainability summit.

Each successful school demonstrated a commitment to using an Education for Sustainability approach at their school, was a registered AuSSi-SA school site and had worked closely with their NRM Education team in developing their application.

Take a look at the successful recipients.

If you have any queries, please email Volunteer Program Coordinator Sheralee Cox or phone 8273 9134, or contact your local NRM Education Office.

Communities

2018-19 successful applicants

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.  

This year, 23 projects were selected, totalling nearly $161,000 in NRM levy funding. Projects received a grant up to $5000 or $10,000 (GST exclusive) focusing on one of five categories:

  1. information, education and training
  2. coast, estuarine and marine environments
  3. sustainable living
  4. biodiversity protection
  5. water for life. 

Each successful project also demonstrated how they would engage, educate or involve the community in their project.

Take a look at the successful recipients.

If you have any queries, please email the Volunteer Program Coordinator Sheralee Cox or phone 08 8273 9134.


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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges