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 2019 call for grant applications is now closed

2019-20 SAMDB NRM Community Grants

The 2019-20 SAMDB NRM Community Grants are now open. Grants are available to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local governments for projects which aim to increase community skills, knowledge and participation to promote the sustainable management of natural resources in the SA Murray-Darling Basin.

The call for grant applications for the 2019-20 round is now closed.

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.

Water Efficiency Program

The SAMDB NRM Board has been selected to act as a Delivery Partner under the Murray-Darling Basin Water Efficiency Program (WEP). 

In its role of Delivery Partner for the WEP the SAMDB NRM Board and regional staff will actively support irrigators through the complete project cycle - development, assessment and implementation.