Up to $1 million is available for people to green, cool and wild their neighbourhoods across Adelaide’s 17 metro councils in round 3 of Green Adelaide’s Grassroots Grants.

Previous grant recipient for the Live well: bringing back biodiversity phase 1 funded project.

Individuals, communities, schools and volunteers can apply for a grant between $2,000 and $150,000 to help them transform their local environments.

Green Adelaide Director Brenton Grear said that applications are now open for up to $1 million worth of Grassroots Grants.

“The grants are available to help communities take local action – from planting and educating others about the environment to removing weeds, engaging with Kaurna to support their connection with Country and bolstering community stewardship of our local environment,” Mr Grear said.

“I am excited by the opportunities that the grants present and look forward to seeing Adelaidians use these grants to create a more climate resilient and ecologically diverse city.”

Brenton added that everyone can make a difference to Adelaide’s environment and together we can create a city that supports the health and wellbeing of people and nature.

“Since our Grassroots Grants started in 2020 we have invested in 77 projects valued at more than $2 million,” he said.

“Grassroots Grants are one way we’re putting much needed funds in the hands of the community to improve the local environment and help mitigate climate change, provide homes for wildlife and improve biodiversity.

“The grants have delivered practical, on-ground environmental action to help create a cooler, greener and wilder city, empowering individuals and groups to restore and protect our natural environment.”

Grant writing workshops will be held during during May to help support the development of grant applications. Potential applicants will have the opportunity to discuss their project idea at the workshops.

To find out more and book a place at one of the grant writing workshops visit the grants webpage. Applications close on 29 June 2022.

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