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WSUD grants – Green Adelaide

WSUD grants – Green Adelaide

20 February 2023

Raingarden at John Nicholl Reserve. Image: Jamie Quillam

Round 1 of Green Adelaide’s Cooler, Greener Wilder Grants Program for local governments is now open for applications until 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023.

The Cooler, Greener, Wilder Grants Program* provides support to Adelaide’s metropolitan councils to undertake projects that deliver greening outcomes, and incorporate water sensitive urban design or biodiversity sensitive urban design principles. The grants program is aimed at better contributing to Green Adelaide’s seven priorities, with the aim of encouraging delivery partners to tackle multiple-benefit projects.

One million dollars is available for councils in the Green Adelaide region to cool or green urban settings with high community usage, at the site, street or precinct scale. Grants of between $25,000 and $200,000 are available to local councils, with the expectation that recipients match any funding granted with an equal co-contribution.

To apply or for more information, visit the Green Adelaide Cooler, Greener, Wilder Grants Program website. Grants need to be applied for through SmartyGrants, and more information about this is available in the application guide.

If needed, the grant can be expended over 24 months, nominally 30 June 2025 – great news for infrastructure projects.

The first round of this grant scheme is only open to local government, so those in the consulting and service provision are encouraged to support councils with their applications. Councils are encouraged to consider water-related projects that may be eligible to be 1/3 funded by the Stormwater Management Authority.

You can find technical information to support your WSUD project application here on our website, or contact Program Manager, Mellissa Bradley.

* The Cooler, Greener, Wilder Grants Program meld the former Water Sustainability Grants program with other Green Adelaide grants programs, to include better management of water for cooling and other benefits.

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