Applications are now open for grants of up to $5000 each for projects that protect and enhance our environment.
The Community Natural Resources Management (NRM) Action Grants are awarded annually by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board.
The grants are open to any community group, small business, non-government organisation or individual in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region.
Andrew Raymond from Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges said the grants could be used to fund on-ground works or activities that build community capacity, such as training or knowledge sharing.
“Last year’s grants helped with some great projects including restoring habitat for threatened species, producing a fungi field guide, trialling new ways to control weeds, and running cultural learning workshops,” Mr Raymond said.
“It’s great to see so many local groups making a real difference by working to safeguard and restore our local environment. Community NRM Action Grants help support their efforts.”
Grant recipients last year included the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market, where sustainable living information sessions on topics such as worm farming and growing vegetables is just one example of how a group used a grant to educate the community and lead positive change.
A grant to the Friends of Black Hill and Morialta helped employ contractors to tackle weeds in the park’s popular rock climbing areas. This work will improve the biodiversity of the area and preserve important habitat for the endangered Cunningham’s Skink.
Grant applications close midnight Friday 20 October.
You can find more information here or phone Andy Raymond on 8273 9100.