$1 million in Grassroots Grants funding awarded to cool, green and wild areas around Adelaide. Learn about the 37 successful community projects such as setting up a native food forest for injured wildlife at the new RSPCA hospital.

More than $65,000 will go towards the creation of a native food forest, providing on-site food for animals recovering at the new wildlife hospital being built at Glenthorne National Park.

The food forest will increase biodiversity in the area, with more than 1,000 native seedlings to be planted to create food for local wildlife and green the area with native plants.

Green Adelaide Director Brenton Grear said that a total of 37 new projects have been funded in round 4 of the grants, bringing the running total of Green Adelaide Grassroots Grants to 161 projects funded over the last three years.

“The RSPCA’s project is a strong example of how local initiatives can provide multiple on-ground benefits for our wildlife, biodiversity and community."

“The grants are a great example of grassroots action and demonstrate the ripple effect of funding community led projects to deliver metropolitan South Australian environmental outcomes.

“I am pleased to see the diversity in projects awarded in 2023 and look forward to seeing them come to life.”

The Grassroots Grants program continues to support individuals and community groups in making a difference for our local environment in practical ways.

“Successful projects include building on past success stories to scale up projects for a bigger impact, as well as investing in new innovative initiatives, like holistic bush care efforts and building nature connection through arts," Mr Grear said.

“Adelaide Sailing Club received a nearly $50,000 grant to continue their large-scale revegetation of Lot 101 at West Beach.

“This includes delivering 600 metres of coastline weeding, as well as planting more than 6,000 native seedlings in partnership with SA Water and City of West Torrens Council.

“Anglicare SA received a first-time grant of over $20,000 to enhance greenspace around a post-care apartment complex at Kurralta Park.

“This project will help young people who are facing challenges to connect with nature, as well as increase native habitat in unlikely areas around our city.”

Browse a full list of the 37 Round 4 successful grant projects.

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