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Welcome to the Department for Environment and Water Grants Management System.

If you already have an account, log in to submit your request or check the status of your current applications.

If you do not have an account, you will need to register.
WARNING: System updates will occur on Tuesday nights between 6pm – 9pm (SA time). Please avoid using the system during this time as difficulties logging onto the system may occur and/or your data may be lost.
About Us
The Department for Environment and Water aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.
In South Australia we have a unique system of natural resources management boards that work in partnership with us to fulfil our roles and deliver services across eight natural resource management regions. Through the boards we develop meaningful relationships with the community and increase our shared knowledge and understanding about natural resources. We encourage debate and share the decision-making and accountability for choices made.
Current Grants & Funding
The Department for Environment and Water is currently offering the following grants:
Green Adelaide Grassroots Grants 2020/21 - The Green Adelaide Board is providing $1million in funding for the Grassroots Grants program which will support individuals, volunteers, community groups and other bodies working on local, not-for-profit activities that contribute to improved management of the environment.

Funding is available for a variety of activities within the Green Adelaide region such as weed treatment, pest or disease management, fencing, erosion management, revegetation and community education activities.

The Grassroots Grants are available in three categories:
• Up to $10,000
• $10,000 to $50,000
• $50,000 to $150,000

For more information, or to download application guidelines, visit Green Adelaide's website or email
For assistance with the Grants Management System contact

Applications open 5-Aug-2020 and close midnight 16-Sep-2020.

Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board Grassroots Grants 2020/21 - The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board Grassroots Grants support individuals, volunteers, community and other organisations undertaking not-for-profit activities working to improve management of landscapes at the local level. Funding is available for projects valued up to $50,000 for the 2020-21 financial year, with a total of $220,000 available.

Funding will be awarded on merit to projects that demonstrate the best value for money and delivery of outcomes addressing the priorities in the Hills and Fleurieu Business Plan 2020-21 and will be assessed against eligibility and assessment criteria.

Funding could be used for either a new project or to build upon an existing one. Activities might include weed control, pest or disease management, fencing, erosion management, soil health, revegetation and community education activities.

For more information please visit the Hills & Fleurieu Landscape Board - Grants and funding website.

Applications open 15-Jul-2020 and close midnight 24-Aug-2020.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grants 2020/21 - The Limestone Coast Landscape Board, under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019, has established a Grassroots Grants Program to support individuals, volunteers, community organisations and other bodies working at the local level on a not-for-profit basis. Grants will be provided to undertake natural resources management activities that help to achieve environmental benefits at the local level.

Consideration for funding will be made for a broad range of sustainable land management and environment protection projects that address both emerging and continuing priority issues across the region.

For more information, please visit Limestone Coast Landscape Board webpage

Applications open 15-Jul-2020 and close midnight 24-Aug-2020.

Greener Neighbourhoods 2020/21 - The Greener Neighbourhoods grant program will support metropolitan local councils to keep Adelaide’s suburban streets green and cool.

Local Councils in the Green Adelaide region will be eligible to apply for a grant with projects working towards the following objectives:
• progress against the target in the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide to increase urban green cover by 20 per cent by 2045
• reduction of the urban heat island effect across metropolitan Adelaide
• creation of habitat for wildlife and improving natural character in the urban environment
• improved community health and wellbeing
• involvement of the local community and Kaurna people in greening neighbourhoods.

For more information, please visit the Greener Neighbourhoods webpage
Applications have now closed.
Historic Buildings Conservation Program - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Please note this is an expression of Interest (EOI) only.

The Historic Buildings Conservation Program (HBCP) supports the conservation of state-owned Heritage Places, through the provision of professional and financial assistance.

Expressions of Interest are now closed for State-government agencies who own and/or manage government-owned State Heritage Places and incorporated bodies who occupy or care for government-owned State Heritage Places under agreement with the State Government.

The program is administered by the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage SA. Projects will be assessed against the objectives and criteria outlined in the HBCP Operating Guidelines. Any reference to HBCP Operating Guidelines shall also include Government Owned Heritage Program (GOHP) Operating Guildelines.

If an Expression of Interest is successful, a subsequent Grant Application will be required, with a detailed project brief and refined cost estimates.

Please address enquiries to

Applications have been assessed and applicants will receive notification in early August.
Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the Grants Management System, please contact the Volunteer Support Programs Unit on 08 8463 7883 or email