Environment Grants

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is offering grants for Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program visit available grants here.

Organisations can apply under the following categories:

  • Minor facility development (requests $25,000 - $200,000)
  • Major facility development (requests $200,000 - $1,000,000)

Funding is available at a dollar for dollar basis (up to 50%). *Recreational trail projects may apply for up to 75%.

Through this program funding is available to assist organisations:

  • Construct or upgrade an active recreation and sport facility or multi-use sports hub.
  • Upgrade of an aquatic facility.
  • Modifications to ensure that an existing facility meets environmental and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
  • Major upgrades to playing surfaces such as court resurfacing, installation of playing field irrigation systems/drainage systems.
  • Installation of floodlighting.
  • Construction/development of trails (walking, horse, bike, water-based).
  • Water and energy saving initiatives including water harvesting, installation of new or upgrades to existing irrigation infrastructure, connection to existing water infrastructure (e.g. Glenelg Adelaide Pipeline), more efficient lighting, installation of solar panels and other innovative smart technologies.

Natural Resource Grants

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLR NRM) Board provides financial assistance to support communities to sustainably manage natural resources across the region. This includes NRM Grants for schools and community groups, incentives for rural landholders and grants for primary industries.

For more information please visit naturalresources.sa.gov.au.

Energy and Water Rebates

The State Government offers various rebates, please check the following websites to see what is available:

Renewable Power Incentive

You may be entitled to Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)  if your Small-Scale Generation Unit (SGU), such as small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, wind or hydro unit, is eligible. These certificates can then be sold and transferred to an STC agent (usually electricity retailers) or sold in the STC market or through the STC Clearing House. An STC agent will offer you a financial benefit such as an up-front discount or delayed cash payment when you assign your STCs to them. A majority of owners take this option.

For more details visit the Australian Government's Office of Renewable Energy Regulator solar panels web page.

Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme

The Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) is a South Australian Government initiative that requires large energy providers to help households save energy. This includes offering energy audits and energy efficiency activities, like installing energy efficient lighting, water efficient shower heads and stand-by power controllers.

For more information on this program please visit the South Australian Government website.

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides households and small businesses with access to free recycling services for televisions and computers. Electronic items such as televisions and computers, printers, keyboards, mice and hard drives can be disposed of for free. The scheme does not cover other electronic items such as mobile phones, stereos and video recorders.

For the list of currently operating recycling drop off points provided by Scheme, go to the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme site.

For more information on E-Waste click here.

Mitcham Community Grants

The City of Mitcham Grants Program offers grants of up to $2,500 via the Community Development Grant, and a Special Project grant of up to $10,000, to eligible community groups and organisations to undertake Community Development Projects. This covers a range of areas including environmental improvement, which is for projects aimed at:

  • enhanced biodiversity
  • improved waterways
  • reduced energy consumption
  • encouragement of eco-friendly transport options
  • encouragement of innovative land management practices
  • encouragement of innovative waste minimisation practices
  • encouragement of eco-tourist development

For more information visit our Grants page.