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 for community volunteer groups and can be used for activities, items or training that will meet the group’s needs to make their work safer, more effective, or more enjoyable!

The 2020 call for grant applications is now open and closes on Monday 16 March 2020. 

2019-20 SAMDB NRM Community Grants

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.

Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants

This grant program is currently closed for applications. We anticipate the next call for applications will commence May 2020.

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.