Revitalising Private Conservation

The Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia Program is expanding the number, extent and quality of protected areas of native vegetation on private land in South Australia.

Ned, Stan and Lizzie Schofield in their native vegetation on their Paris Creek beef farm

Round 3 Grants of up to $10,000 is NOW OPEN.  Closing date for this round has been EXTENDED to 23 August 2021. Please note applicants who have been successful in previous rounds are NOW ELIGIBLE to apply for Round 3.

This multi-million-dollar program provides existing and aspiring Heritage Agreement owners with:

Established and funded by the South Australian Government, the program brings together an outstanding partnership of South Australia’s leading environmental and agricultural producer organisations, including Conservation SA, Livestock SA, Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, and Trees For Life. The program is led by Nature Foundation as the principal delivery partner working closely with the Department for Environment and Water.

Grant Funding

Lockdown got you wondering what to do?

Round 3 Grants for current and aspiring Heritage Agreement landowners of up to $10,000 is NOW OPEN.

Well NOW is the time to put together an application for a grant – Round 3 closing date has now been EXTENDED to 23rd August.

We understand that during lockdown it may be hard to get quotes – so we will be continually monitoring the COVID situation and updating the closing date should we have to.

You are encouraged to look check back to this website for any updated information relating to the closing date.

BREAKING NEWS: those applicants who have been successful in previous rounds ARE NOW ELIGIBLE to apply for grant round 3. The project that you apply for has to be different to the project that has been funded through the Revitalising program. 

This round, with a pool of up to $350,000, provides funding for vital conservation work for owners or managers of private land with native vegetation under Heritage Agreements. The grants are also available for aspiring Heritage Agreement owners. 

Biodiversity outcomes, controlling plant and animal pest species and remnant vegetation protection are the focus of this round. 

You can watch this recorded webinar to find out what you can apply for and how.

For more detailed information, Outreach Officers Rebecca O’Leary and Aleesha Lesiuk discuss the application process for this small grant round in the recorded information session below. 

Rebecca and Aleesha provide helpful tips for creating a strong application that includes all the necessary information for your application. PLEASE NOTE the grant round closing date has been EXTENDED to the 23rd August.

How to Apply for Grant Funding

It's important that you read the Application Guidelines before you apply. 

Download and complete the Application Form or complete your application online. Round 3 closes 23 August 2021.

Email the team at [email protected] if you would like more information.

Grant Rounds 1 and 2

You can see the full list of 70 successful recipients for the 2020/21 Round 1 Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia Grants. All funded works will be carried out on Heritage Agreement sites, across South Australia.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page (Revitalising Private Conservation South Australia) where we’ll keep you updated on project progress.

Linking Landscapes (Large Grants) Round - more than $10,000, aimed at achieving innovative, landscape-scale, collaborative and multi-property conservation outcomes is closed and successful grant applications will be notified soon.

Access to Advice

Our Outreach Officers can help you with your enquiries, whether it’s regarding protecting bush areas or managing Heritage Agreement sites.  We are always happy to talk over the phone and we are able to come and meet you at your Heritage Agreement area if that suits you.  We can also help you connect with other Heritage Agreement owners and relevant land management organisations.

Heritage Agreements

Established in South Australia in 1980, the Heritage Agreement program includes more than 1600 primary producer and conservation landholders, protecting an amazing diversity of landscapes and native plants and animals exceeding 1.5 million hectares on private land.  Heritage Agreements are initiated by the land manager to protect remnant vegetation in perpetuity.

Heritage Agreements can form part of an important wildlife corridor, provide an extension to national and conservation parks, or help establish private sanctuaries.

All landscapes are welcomed for Heritage Agreements, including grasslands, a chenopod scrubland, open forests and mallee to name a few. You too can be a part of the growing community and leave your legacy for future generations.  Visit the Department for Environment and Water website more information regarding applying for a Heritage Agreement.

Update your Details

We are keen to update our database so that we can contact you more regularly, and quickly, relying less on print mail. Complete this form to make sure your receive timely updates from us.

Contact the Team

Any questions or need assistance with your grant application? Please contact the Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0436 431 660

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