Grants and funding

Funding for protection of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands in the Wildeyre Region

Open for ‘Expressions of Interest’ now - until Thursday 30 May, 2019 (before close of business).

Incentive funding up to $50,000 for the protection of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands is currently on offer for landholders in the WildEyre area (from Streaky Bay to Mount Hope). The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board invites expressions of interest from land holders in this area. Eligible activity includes fencing remnant Drooping sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) grassy woodlands to implement sustainable grazing.

Natural Resources EP (NREP) has received funding from the Native Vegetation Council's Native Vegetation Incentives Program - Significant Environmental Benefit.

For more information please contact Senior NRM Officer Liz McTaggart on 0437 297 992 or email liz.mctaggart@sa.gov.au

Email expressions of interest to DEW.NREPAdmin@sa.gov.au before COB 30 May, 2019.

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Pest Animal and Weed Management in Drought-Affected Areas funding assistance program

Currently closed (last applications needed to be in by Friday 12 April 2019)

Farmers in drought-affected areas of Eyre Peninsula are encouraged to talk with Natural Resources EP staff about additional support they can receive to bolster their farming enterprise rabbit and weed control programs.Natural Resources EP (NREP) has received funding from the Australian Government’s ‘Pest Animal and Weed Management in Drought-Affected Areas’ program, through Primary Industries and Regions SA, to support activities to reduce weed incursions (particularly African lovegrass) and reduce grazing pressure by rabbits in drought-affected areas on Eyre Peninsula.

Incentives of up to $20,000 will be offered to land managers based on the input that they are prepared to contribute.

Weed control actions such as coordinated and strategic herbicide spraying of African Lovegrass grass, and for pest reduction - rabbit warren destruction, new biocontrol release, or the use of toxins are all eligible activities that  Natural Resources Officers are looking to support. Proposals that span across adjoining properties will be looked upon favourably.

Land managers are encouraged to contact their nearest Natural Resources EP Centre Natural Resources EP Centre – Ceduna (8625 3144) or Offices(Streaky Bay 8626 1108, Cleve 8628 2077) for more information, or to express their interest by emailing DEW.NREPAdmin@sa.gov.au

Australian Government Dept Agriculture and Water Resources

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Mixed species crops and pastures for soil management demonstration - RAP grants

Currently closed (last applications needed to be in by Wednesday 20 March 2019)

Individual farmers, Agriculture and Farming Systems Groups within the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board’s region are invited to submit applications for ‘Mixed species crops and pastures for soil management demonstration’ now and up until close of business (5 PM) Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Important to note:

  • Establishment of the first demonstration site/s must be completed by Thursday 20 June 2019 and the follow budget limits apply  - Year 1 ‘a maximum of $7000 toward implementation for the demonstration site and during Years 2- 4 ‘a maximum of $1000/year to monitor the demonstration site’. 
  • Before completing the application please thoroughly read the funding guidelines (linked here) or feel warmly welcomed to call Mary directly on 0407 187 878 to walk through the process together.

Download an application form here.

This funding opportunity is supported by the EP NRM Board through funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships (RAP) National Landcare Program.

For more information, including to request a Word document format of the application form, please email us at DEW.NREPAdmin@sa.gov.au or call the Natural Resources Centre - Port Lincoln on phone 8688 3111.

 Australian Government Dept Agriculture and Water Resources

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Aboriginal focused grants - Weena mooga (women together), Tjilp mooga (men together) and School Support Natural Resources Grants

Currently closed (last applications needed to be in by Thursday 28 Feb 2019)

In 2015 Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula released it's first round of ‘Weena mooga (women together)’ grants.

Today Natural Resources EP is proud to offer three different funding opportunities the Weena mooga, Tjilp mooga and School Support Natural Resources Grants to groups looking to undertake activities that impact positively on natural resources and focus on Aboriginal culture awareness on Eyre Peninsula.

Grants offered are up to $1,000 exclusive of GST, please download the application form below and read through the criteria within the form.

For more information, including to request a Word document format of the application form, please email us at dew.nrepadmin@sa.gov.au or call the Natural Resources Centre - Port Lincoln on phone 8688 3111 or Ceduna on 8625 3144 and ask to speak with the Aboriginal Partnerships Team Leader about any of these natural resources grants.

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Managing Practice Change in Agriculture Grants 2018-19

Currently closed

Agriculture and farming systems based groups on Eyre Peninsula are invited to submit an application for small grants (up to $4,000 exclusive of GST) from the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board 'Managing Practice Change in Agriculture' 2018-19 grant round.

The two documents you need to begin are:

1. Application form

2. Application guidelines  Important: Please read the application guidelines thoroughly before starting your application.

Read about the local projects funded in previous funding rounds.

For more information please email us at dew.nrepadmin@sa.gov.au or call the Natural Resources Centre - Port Lincoln, phone 8688 3111.

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'Expressions of Interest' - NRM project proposals 2018-19

Currently closed

Local Eyre Peninsula community groups, landcare groups, schools and individuals were able to submit expressions of interest to undertake and deliver environmental projects in the 2018-19 financial year. Expressions of interest for projects between $500 to $25000 were sort. Projects focused on delivering on-ground actions and activities which assist in recovery of the following environmental assets were granted highest priority:

  • Temperate saltmarsh threatened ecological communities

  • EP blue gum woodlands 

  • Peppermint Box grassy woodlands

  • Malleefowl recovery

  • Whibley's wattle recovery 

Download an expression of interest form here.

For further information please email us at dewnr.nrepadmin@sa.gov.au  or to speak with a Senior NRM Officer

  • Liz McTaggart, ph: 8626 1108 or 0437 297 992 (for western Eyre Peninsula)

  • Corey Yeates, ph: 8628 2077 or 0429 677 604 (eastern Eyre Peninsula)

  • Seb Drewer, ph: 8688 3111 or 0427 004 324 (southern Eyre Peninsula)

Want to read about who was funded last year? Check out past community based Natural Resource Management projects

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'Expressions of Interest' - Fishing and Aquaculture Industries

Currently closed

The Australian Government recently announced funding opportunities targeting projects that will develop, trial and implement new, innovative tools to support practice changes in fishing and aquaculture industries.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula are seeking expressions of interest from the fishing and aquaculture industries to develop a regional project application. Expressions of Interest up to $250,000, that align with Eyre Peninsula Regional Natural Resources Management Plan and will assist in delivering more productive, profitable and sustainable fishing or aquaculture industries are sought. Eligible expressions of interest must have demonstrated proof of concept underpinned by scientific research and evidence.

For more information please contact Seb Drewer via seb.drewer@sa.gov.au or phone Seb on 0427 004 324.



Adapt NRM Grant

Closed 

In March 2015 the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board (the board) established an Adapt NRM Grant Program. This initiative provided grant funding of $194,700 to assist local government, regional bodies or industry associations to undertake projects that promote the sustainable management of our natural resources and progress priority adaptation options as outlined in the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Eyre Peninsula.

The project funded included: 

  • Coastal, marine and land biodiversity adaptation to unlock economic development - University of Adelaide
  • Can we help threatened malleefowl survive under changing climate? - Middleback Alliance
  • Improved access to soil moisture building agriculture's resilience to climate change – Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association (LEADA)
  • Cummins Flood Mitigation Strategy – District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
  • Mortlock Oval Reclaimed Water Irrigation - District Council of Tumby Bay
  • Environmental monitoring to improve understanding of oyster performance - South Australian Oyster Research Council.

If you would like further information on these projects, please feel free to contact the organisations directly.


Financial assistance

Financial assistance is often available to support natural resource management activities across the Eyre Peninsula region.

When specific grants become available we will publicise them on our website and in local media.

There are also volunteering and other funding opportunities available: