Grants and funding

Financial assistance is often available to support natural resource management (NRM) activities across the Northern and Yorke region. This may be through the community grants programs or through project-based incentives.

Back to Basics Grants

The Northern and Yorke NRM Board invites land managers and community groups situated within the Southern Finders Upper North district to apply for the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board’s Back to Basics Grants Program. 

The Northern and Yorke NRM Board's Back to Basics Grants program has been established to provide funding to land managers and community groups to undertake projects that deliver positive environmental outcomes in Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture practices across the Northern and Yorke Region. 

Grants of up to $5000 (plus in kind contributions and landholder commitment) are available for projects such as coordinated pest management and weed control. 

The grants are aimed to align with the District Weed Strategy and Landscape Community Action Planning (CAP) priorities. Examples of ways that funding could be used include:

  • Purchase of chemical or equipment
  • Hiring of contractors
  • Coordinating and funding working bees
  • Projects that make pest control activities and work safer and more effective. 

Applications will be open from 1 November 2019 to 31 May 2020, enabling individuals and groups to consider and develop project ideas that could make a difference to controlling pest plant and animals in the Southern Flinders Upper North district. 

For more information or assistance with applications contact Landscapes Ranger Ali Nicolson on 0436 415 973 or Alison.Nicolson@sa.gov.au

Back to Basics Grants Program Flier.pdf
Back to Basics Project Application Form.docx

Bite-Size Grants

The Northern and Yorke NRM Board’s Grants program provides funding to community groups and not-for-profit organisations to enable them to undertake projects that deliver positive environmental outcomes across the Northern and Yorke NRM Region. A portion of the Community Grants budget has been allocated to the Bite-Size Grants program, to provide support for small, short-term projects ranging from $200 - $500. This program is funded through the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board and particular NRM priorities must be met. Project funds must be acquitted and a completion report submitted within 3 months of receiving the grant money.

These grants are designed to increase awareness and positive action for groups in NRM and sustainability in project areas such as garden development, weed control, revegetation etc. Potential projects may fund training events, purchase of resources, contracting services or development of educational materials.

Applications for Bite-Size Grants are now open.

To apply for a Bite-Size Grant, send your completed application form to DEW.NRNY@sa.gov.au

Bite-Size Grants Application Form.pdf
Bite-Size Grants Information Guidelines.pdf

Other funding opportunities