Grants and funding

Pastoral Sustainability Grants

 The Building Pastoral Sustainability (BPS) project is designed to build on the capacity and resilience of pastoral businesses in the SA Arid Lands. Throughout the three-year program the pastoral industry will be supported to develop and promote sustainable businesses for a regionally strong and competitive industry.

Included in the BPS project are grants for pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies that will help them better adapt to varying climates and markets, and improve the sustainability of businesses in the SAAL region.

This project is delivered by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. 

Round 1 Pastoral Sustainability Grants will be offered between $10,000 and $30,000 (ex GST) with a total funding pool in this round of up to $65,000. 

More information about the grants program, its guidelines and answers to some frequently asked questions are available here . You can find more information about the Building Pastoral Sustainability Project here

Apply here for a Pastoral Sustainability Grant.





Smart Farms Grants

Round 4 of the Smart Farms Small Grants applications are open until 9 October 2020.

Smart Farms Small Grants projects can address a range of natural resource management issues including soil health, pest and weed management, farm production efficiency, Indigenous involvement, climate and market risk and use of new technologies to improve sustainable practices.

Projects must achieve outcomes that either lead to the increased adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture or increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture 

This grant round has $6.5 million available to support one to two year projects, worth from $5000 to $100,000.

To discuss project ideas, contact Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Paul Wordley via email or by phone on 0438 720 469.

More information on the grants is available at




Grassroots Grants

Applications for the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board Grassroots Grants program have now closed. 

Grassroots Grants build on the Board’s former community grants program and support individuals, volunteers, government, community organisations and other not-for-profit bodies working to improve management of the landscape in the SA Arid Lands region. 

Funding for projects valued up to $10,000 was offered in 2020-21. Successful applicants will be notified in early October, with grant projects due to be completed by the end of June 2021.

For further information, contact the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board office on (08) 8648 5307 or email


Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia grants

The $3 million Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia grants program was launched to improve environmental and economic outcomes for conservation on private land. It will allow the state government to work in partnership with private landholders to conserve native vegetation and deliver practical outcomes for properties with a Heritage Agreement in place.

The program will be delivered by Nature Foundation, in partnership with Trees for Life, Conservation Council, Livestock SA and Nature Conservation Society. 

The first round of small grants of up to $10,000 are now closed. Applications for large grants of more than $10,000 will open in March 2021 and a second round of small grants will also be offered in 2021.

More information is available here and applications can be made through Nature Foundation


2019/20 Community Grants

The SA Arid Lands Board held a second round of its Community Grants program in 2019/20.

Find out which projects were successful here





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