Individuals, groups and schools have been awarded between $2,000 and $150,000 in grants for projects like plantings in public schools across the north of Adelaide, revamping barren open space in the south and boosting community gardens with more tools and plants.
Green Adelaide Presiding Member Professor Chris Daniels said that round 2 of Green Adelaide’s Grassroots Grants had strong interest from the community, with close to 80 applications received for a total of more than $3 million worth of grants.
“The 30 successful projects were selected based on how the projects benefit the public, demonstrate value for money, build on existing programs with strategic partnerships and collaborations, and are able to be maintained into future," Professor Daniels said.
“Adelaide has recently been named the third most liveable city in the world as well as being recognised as the second ever National Park City.
So, investing in new on-ground environmental project such as these 30 will only further enhance this reputation.
"The Grassroots Grants demonstrate that together we can create a more environmentally friendly place to support people’s wellbeing.
“These grants enable people to take more action to better connect with nature. This is key to battling the challenges of a drying and warming climate, as well as safeguarding and promoting the health and wellbeing of everyone.
“I’m looking forward to seeing these 30 new projects being delivered over the coming months.”
Green Adelaide is a South Australian Government supported organisation working to create a cooler, greener and wilder metropolitan Adelaide. Its Grassroots Grants program puts much needed funds in the hands of individuals and groups to help them transform their local environments.
View the list of 2021-22 successful projects on our Grassroots Grants webpage.