Community Grants

Who can apply? 

In accordance with the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (SAMDB NRM) Board must provide financial assistance to priority projects undertaken by groups in the region. Eligible groups include:

  • Local Action Planning groups
  • incorporated specialised community groups
  • councils
  • schools
  • industry groups
  • other organisations and community groups involved in the management of natural resources.

What can be applied for? 

Projects can 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:

  • People
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Land
  • Atmosphere
  • Monitoring and evaluation

As well as financial assistance, the SAMDB NRM Board also provides in-kind contributions, such as technical advice.

Community grant application forms can be submitted to the SAMDB NRM Board at any time and are normally assessed within six weeks of being received.

The guidelines and application form are currently being reviewed and will be available again soon. For more information please contact Project Officer (Investment Support) on

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