The KI Landscape Board assists community groups and individual land managers to develop proposals and seek funding for projects that focus on improving the landscape on KI.
The Grassroots Grants Program
As part of the new Landscape South Australia Act 2019 a new grants program has been established, The Grassroots Grants Program. With funding for the grants program coming from a combination of the state appropriation funding that the KI Landscape Board receives from the state government every year and a portion of the levies collected, by the KI Council on behalf of the KI Landscape Board, from rate payers. The Grassroots Grants program will be on offer to individuals, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations to help them achieve on-ground activities to benefit the Kangaroo Island environment and community. These grants will be offered each year.
This program is expected to be launched in Mid-July 2020, check back here for more info coming soon...
On-Ground Works Funding
At certain times of the year, the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board invites landholders, including lifestyle acreages, Landcare groups and community groups to submit an expression of interest for funding for on-ground works projects.
The next round of on-ground works funding will be announced next month. Funding will again be available for eligible projects that assist with the recovery of Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee Woodland.
Additional funding will be available for fire affected Narrow-leaved Mallee habitat. Eligible projects include:
- Fencing projects to protect remnant vegetation and revegetation
- Revegetation projects using seedlings (tubestock) and/or direct seeding
Projects within Narrow-leaved Mallee habitat will be prioritised, however funding may be available for works connecting important areas of Narrow-leaved Mallee.
If you’re interested in being notified when the funding is announced, please contact the KI Landscape Board, 35 Dauncey Street Kingscote, phone: (08) 8553 4444 or email: email@example.com to register your interest.
The Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee Restoration Project is supported by the KI Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Previous projects to receive funding have completed activities like:
• Fencing of existing native (remnant) vegetation on blocks to protect from grazing livestock.
• Revegetation (planting of native trees and shrubs) to extend existing vegetation, revegetate salt patches, around lagoons and along creek lines, etc.
• Fencing of revegetation projects to protect from grazing livestock and native browsers.
• Stock and/or vehicle crossings to minimise stream sedimentation and eutrophication. (Please note that this activity option is discontinued under the current funding round.)
• Water point relocation to move stock watering points out of streams and minimise in-stream sedimentation and eutrophication. (Please note that this activity option is discontinued under the current funding round.)
The current On-ground Works grant funding round is available for, and limited to, activities within the Kangaroo Island narrow-leaved mallee habitat zone (see map below). If you would like to find out more about possible funding opportunities for an on-ground works project in patch, please contact the KI Landscape Board's Narrow-leaved Mallee Project Officer on 8553 4444.
Guidelines and Expression-of-Interest-Forms are available here.
The on-ground works grants are supported by the KI NRM Board with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships Program.