Funding opportunities

Financial assistance is often available to support natural resource management activities across the SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) region. You can find more information about potential funding opportunities by clicking on the below links.

NRM Volunteer Small Grants

The NRM Volunteer Small Grants support the efforts of volunteers in the SA Murray-Darling Basin who are working to protect and restore the environment and natural resources of our region. The grants are aimed at community volunteer groups and can be used for whatever the groups need to make their work safer, more effective, or more enjoyable!

The 2018 call for grant applications closed Wednesday 4 April 2018. 

For more information click here

Community Grants

Funding for projects with a focus on research and development, monitoring and reporting, planning and engineering design, on-ground works, or education and awareness but must relate to the key areas of the Regional NRM Plan.


Sponsorship can be provided for a specific event, conference, award or activity and is intended for individuals and community groups.

Department for Environment and Water (DEW)

Read about other types of grants and funding available from DEW.

Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency Program (COFFIE)

As a delivery partner in the South Australian pilot of the Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency Program, the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board is able to assist landholders seeking funding to modernise their irrigation infrastructure. In exchange for the funding, irrigators must return water savings to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) for use as environmental water (e-water).