Grants and funding

Limestone Coast Grassroots Grants

The Grassroots Grants program supports individuals, volunteers, community groups and other organisations working on a not-for-profit basis, with local landscape management projects.  

When are applications open?

15 July - 24 August 2020, projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.

How much funding is available?

There is a funding pool of $250,000, with minimum grants of $1,000.

What kind of projects are eligible?

Not for profit, local projects with an environmental and community benefit in the Limestone Coast.

For example: 

  • Revegetation work 
  • Trialling sustainable farming practices 
  • Pest control
  • Monitoring and biological assessment
  • Water efficiency initiatives
  • Education activities and raising community awareness and participation in landscape management activities

Projects must be aligned to one or more of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s four investment priorities:

  • Soil and land - Maintaining the health of soils and land
  • Water - Maintaining water quality and availability
  • Pest plants and animals - Minimising impacts of pest plants and animals
  • Biodiversity - Conserving native vegetation, wetlands and coastal habitats

How do I apply?

The online application portal will be open from 15 July – 24 August 2020. Access the portal here

For further details, download the Guidelines for Applicants.

For more information on Grassroots Grants, and how to apply, contact Alison Boomsma on 0447 638 452 or email

Adaptive Agriculture Grants

The Adaptive Ag grants program will support agricultural industries to respond to the threats and market opportunities created by future climate projections for the Limestone Coast.

When are applications open?

15 July - 24 August 2020 

How much funding is available?

The total funding pool available is $30,000. Grants are typically awarded between $2,500 and $7,000, however applications of up to $30,000 will be considered.

What kind of projects are eligible?

Projects must benefit the Limestone Coast community and seek to promote, support, or encourage the uptake of best practice agriculture in a changing climate. 

Projects may include but are not limited to; 

  • Hosting an engagement event, including but not limited to webinar series, field days or information sessions;
  • Conducting field trials or demonstrations of new and innovative technologies;
  • Publishing literature relevant to best practice agriculture;
  • Producing communication tools such as videos, websites etc.

Adaptive Ag grants are supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. 

How do I apply? 

For further details and information on how to apply, download the application pack.
For more information on Adaptive Agriculture grants, contact Amanda Giles on 0438 726 315 or email