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.


The 2018-19 School Environment Grant round is now closed.

Schools and preschools within the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges were eligible 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.

We are currently reviewing applications, looking for projects that build the capacity of a school and its community. The aim is to lead to an ongoing sustainable approach in one or both of the following areas:

  • youth voice - students leading sustainability projects and initiative
  • outdoor learning environments.

Successful applicants will be notified during April.

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


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.

Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges