Grants and funding

EP NRM small grants 

Open Friday 1 November - closing Friday 29 November 2019

Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board welcomes applications from community groups, Aboriginal groups, Schools, Local Government and farming systems groups for the 2019-20 small grants funding round. 

The small grants are availed in three streams:

Collectively the funding pool is $155,000, and the aim is to help different sectors of the community get involved with natural resources management (read the media release here) and together achieve the targets within the Strategic Plan - which in turn supports our livelihoods, lifestyles, landscapes and seascapes.

All applications need to be received before close of business on Friday 29 November via: email to: DEW.EPReferrals@sa.gov.au or post addressed to: Attention Susan Stovell, Natural Resources Centre Port Lincoln, PO Box 22, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606.

Examples of previously successful for the Aboriginal community grants can be found here, Farming systems grants can be found here, and for Community small grants please give us al call. For more information contact: Tim Breuer (Whyalla & Eastern Eyre Peninsula) on 0488 000 481, Ben Smith (Southern EP) 8688 3243 Liz McTaggart (Central / Western EP) 8626 1108.  

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Soil carbon demonstration grants - Regenerative Agriculture Program

Now open - closing Wednesday 20 November 2019

The 'Soil carbon demonstration grants' are part of Natural Resources EP long-term Regenerative Agriculture Program aiming at provide local farming systems groups with the opportunity to implement ‘farmer’ scale, large plot demonstrations to trial interventions intended to overcome sub soil constraints and have long term benefits for increased soil organic carbon and productivity across a range of soil types.

This grant is open to Agricultural and Farming Systems Groups working with farmers within the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board’s region.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Please click on the below links for further information:

This funding opportunity is supported by the EP NRM Board through funding from the Australian Government’s 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 contact Mary Crawford on 0407 187 878.

Needs some application inspiration?

Check out PIRSA's videos on:

-  improving production from dryland agriculture in soils with subsoil constraints (link to video click here) - hear from David Davenport at the 2 minute mark talk about 'How far away is your soil from being the most ideal it could be?' and David Giddings at the 4:30 minute mark about the success on their property.

- interested in gypsum response on some sodic soils in the Cleve Hills area (link to video click here) - listen to Brett Masters and Isaac Gill talk about lime and gypsum tonnage/costs/yield increases and water uptake within the soil, plus the added benefits of improved water quality captured within nearby farm dams.

 Australian Government Dept Agriculture and Water Resources

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

Open, please call Mary (0407 187 878) to discuss

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’ from now until close of business (5 PM) Monday 3 February 2020.

Grants of up to $10,000 are now available. Please click on the below links for further information:

Download the Application Form (linked 595KB) .

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 contact Mary Crawford on 0407 187 878.

Australian Government Dept Agriculture and Water Resources

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Funding for protection of Sheoak Grassy Woodlands in the Wildeyre Region

Currently closed (last applications needed to be in by 30 May 2019)

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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'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: