Grab grants to improve conservation on your property

Grab grants to improve conservation on your property

Funding is available for people and groups running conservation projects around South Australia through the Heritage Agreements small grants program.

Property-scale conservation projects that are "quick and easy to execute" are the target of this program, with funding available for current and aspiring owners of Heritage Agreements.

A Heritage Agreement aims to protect and/or restore native biodiversity on private land and is created by the landholder and the Minister for Environment and Water on recommendation of the Native Vegetation Council.

Native vegetation on private land can often be a part of a wildlife corridor and play an important role in providing habitat or food for native fauna, or be an extension to national or conservation parks.

Initiatives which could be funded by the Heritage Agreements grants program include property-scale conservation plans, fencing for areas of high-conservation value to keep stock out, equipment and labour costs to eradicate weeds or feral animals, help to develop property management plans, and other work with result in conservation outcomes.

Small grants of up to $10,000 are available, but get in quick - the closing date for applications has been extended to October 5.

Applications for Large Heritage Agreement Grants of over $10,000 will open in October.

The funding program is run by the Nature Foundation with Trees For Life (SA), the Conservation Council SA, Livestock SA and Nature Conservation Society SA.

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