2021-22 funding opportunities available now


March 17, 2021 | Kerry Stockman

The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is committed to providing support to community groups and individuals who want to make a difference to the management of the region’s landscape and natural assets.

The grants support local-level community projects relating to sustainable agriculture, sustainable water use, river and wetland biodiversity, terrestrial biodiversity and people.

There are two grant programs available;

Grassroots Grants Program

The Grassroots Grants Program, supports not-for-profit community-based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who work locally to help manage the Murraylands and Riverland region.

There is no minimum or maximum amount for grants but the total funding pool across the region is $330,000. Applications can be made across three value ranges: $1,000 and under $1,001 to $10,000 and $10,001 and over.

For more information about the Grassroots Grants Program, please contact Senior Project Officer Phil McNamara on mobile: 0447 099 034.

Image courtesy Sandy Kay Photography

For more information about the Agricultural Knowedge Grants Program, please contact the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Zoe Starkey on mobile: 0408 416 684.

Guidelines for both grants are available on the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board website.

The projects must be conducted within the Murraylands and Riverland region.

The Agricultural Knowledge Grants Program

The Agricultural Knowledge Grants Program, supports agricultural and horticultural groups to deliver knowledge, training and skills-building events that achieve improved sustainable agricultural land management outcomes.

Groups can apply for workshops, field days, crop walks, webinars, bus tours or other events which focus on the following land management/farming issues:

  • managing soil acidification
  • reducing the risk of soil and nutrient loss from wind erosion
  • opportunities for increasing soil organic carbon
  • reducing the risk of soil and nutrient loss from hillslope (water) erosion.

Grant funds can be spent on things like guest speakers, transport or equipment hire.

Projects which develop information resources for farmers, such as factsheets, videos and podcasts, will also be considered. These also need to focus on the land management/farming issues listed above.

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