NRM funding

Natural Resources Kangaroo Island (NRKI) assists community groups and individual land managers to develop proposals and seek funding for projects that focus on improving natural resources on KI.

On-Ground Works Funding

At certain times of the year, Natural Resources Kangaroo Island invites landholders, including lifestyle acreages, Landcare groups and community groups to submit an expression of interest for funding for on-ground works projects. The current round for expressions of interest closes Friday 20 September 2019.

Previous projects to receive funding have completed activities like:

• Fencing of existing native (remnant) vegetation on blocks to protect from grazing livestock.

• Revegetation (planting of native trees and shrubs) to extend existing vegetation, revegetate salt patches, around lagoons and along creek lines, etc.

• Fencing of revegetation projects to protect from grazing livestock and native browsers.

• Stock and/or vehicle crossings to minimise stream sedimentation and eutrophication. (Please note that this activity option is discontinued under the current funding round.)

• Water point relocation to move stock watering points out of streams and minimise in-stream sedimentation and eutrophication. (Please note that this activity option is discontinued under the current funding round.)

The current On-ground Works grant funding round is available for, and limited to, activities within the Kangaroo Island narrow-leaved mallee habitat zone (see map below). If you would like to find out more about possible funding opportunities for an on-ground works project in patch, please contact NRKI’s Narrow-leaved Mallee Project Officer on 8553 4444.

Guidelines and Expression-of-Interest-Forms are available here.

NLM project rea map

The on-ground works grants are supported by the KI NRM Board with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships Program. 


KI NRM Board sponsorship

The Board has a small annual allocation to support Kangaroo Island not-for-profit organisations deliver natural resource management or community engagement activities which have a direct relationship to the objectives of the board.

The sponsorship recipient must in all its publications, promotional materials, communications, advertising and other forms of publicity (including media releases, reports, newsletters, interviews and electronic media) which refer to the event or project, acknowledge the financial support it has received from the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board.

Previous sponsorship has been provided to:

  • Agriculture Kangaroo Island
  • Fine Art Kangaroo Island
  • Parndana Agriculture Horticulture and Floral Show
  • Kangaroo Island Field Day

If you wish to apply for support from the Board for your event or activity, please complete the attached sponsorship form or contact the Manager Business Support on 8553 4413. 

There are alternative SA government grants and funding opportunities available to assist councils, organisations and individuals with managing our state’s natural resources. 

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