Water Sustainability Grants

Green Adelaide’s Water Sustainability Grants is an annual grant program to help improve Adelaide’s management of lakes, creeks, rivers and coasts. The 2021/22 round is open. Apply now.

A total of $550,000 is up for grabs for individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and councils to deliver projects that help protect and better manage our water resources across metropolitan Adelaide.

The grants are for projects that better integrate water into urban environments to reduce impacts on water quality and runoff on our environmental and built assets, and create a cooler, greener and wilder capital city.

The grant agreements are offered on a multi-year basis to allow successful recipients to exercise better alignment of grant funds with project milestones.

Steps to apply

  1. Download and read the Application Guide (PDF | 178 KB)
  2. Electronically complete the Application Form (Word | 108 KB)
  3. Email your completed application form by 5pm on Friday 28 January 2022 to with any relevant supporting documentation.

Any questions? Ask our Senior Water Projects Engineer Sam Phillips on or call 0408 721 871.

Successful applicants will be announced in early 2022.

Past successful applicants

The 2020/21 round of Water Sustainability Grants funded more than $1.2 million towards nine projects that are now increasing green cover in suburban parks, and using stormwater for park watering across metropolitan Adelaide.

Here’s what was funded:

Recipient Project Grant
City of Adelaide Water Sensitive City Events $75,000
City of Burnside (on behalf of Resilient East) Regional coordinator – Resilient East $75,000
City of Marion (on behalf of Resilient South) Regional coordinator – Resilient South $100,000
City of Mitcham Green engineering collaborative research project $95,061
City of Mitcham Pasadena Biodiversity Corridor $340,000
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Burchell Reserve water sustainability upgrade design $70,000
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters St Peters Street upgrade design $50,000
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Trinity Valley drainage upgrade design $120,210
City of Tea Tree Gully Montague Road Reserve water management and revegetation project $250,000