Bite-sized Grants

DSC_0054A portion of NRM South’s Naturally Inspired Grants budget for community groups is allocated to the Naturally Inspired Bite-Sized program (NIBS), to provide support for small, short-term projects ranging from $200 – $500. Project funds are acquitted within 3 months of receiving the grant money. NIBS grants are available all year round, with no set opening or closing application period. The rolling grants are designed to give groups more opportunity to apply for small amounts of funding when it is needed. There is a fixed amount of funding allocated via these grants each financial year and a group may only receive funding once per financial year.

NIBS application form

NIBS acquittal form

NIBS guidelines


NIBS GRANTS FUNDED TO 30th JUNE 2016 (grant amounts ex GST)

Total funding 2015/16 financial year $7383

Bellerive Primary School ($500): Recycle and Reuse for Renewal
Birdlife Tasmania ($500): Enabling community-supported shorebird education year round
Catholic Parish of Sandy Bay and Taroona ($359): Native garden rehabilitation
Friends of Maatsuyker Island ($500): Printing of Art Card series as a fundraiser for the Friends of Maatsuyker Island
Friends of Mt Field Wildcare ($500): Tyenna River Revegetation
Friends of Peter Murrell Reserve ($474): Purchasing equipment and herbicide to support monthly working bees
Friends of Sandy Bay Rivulet ($500): Reed Planting along the Sandy Bay Rivulet and Community Newsletter
Lansdowne Crescent Primary School ($359): Native animal monitoring in school grounds
Lewisham Foreshore management association ($450): Removal of remnant tea tree groyne stakes and building rubble along the Lewisham Foreshore
MacKillop Catholic College ($492): Tennison Woods EcoCentre Indigenous garden
New Norfolk Scout Association ($450): New Norfolk Scouts Environmental Badge
Snug Primary School ($500): Bush Tucker Garden
Southern Beaches Land & Coastcare ($500): Blackberry control at Jacks Flat stage 2
Tasman Landcare Group ($350): Raising awareness of Landcare and NRM programs in the Tasman Catchment
Tasmanian Land Conservancy ($500): Maintaining the natural values of Lutregala Marsh Reserve, Bruny Island
Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare ($308): Supporting our NI grant project – Buffering the Clarence Plains Saltmarsh


NIBS GRANTS FUNDED TO 30th JUNE 2015 (grant amounts ex GST)

Total funding 2014/15 financial year $5028

Environmental Defenders Office ($405): Supporting community workshops for the Community Guide to Mining Law
Franklin Primary School – Sustainable Garden Group ($498): Development of kitchen garden and garden to plate class program
Friends of Coningham NRA ($487): Control of Spanish Heath on Coningham Reserve
Friends of Sandy Bay Rivulet ($500): Weed removal and revegetation of Sandy Bay Rivulet
Goodwood Community Centre ($500): Goodwood native garden
Parkers Beach Coastcare ($500): Ferguson Bay foreshore and access improvement
Rosny Montagu Bay Landcare and Coastcare ($488): Vinca control on Rosny Foreshore Reserve
Swansea Primary School ($300): Development of kitchen garden to connect students with healthy food and lifestyles
Tas Field Naturalists Club ($500): Printing of annual journal The Tasmanian Naturalist. Special edition – NRM in Tas: the role of volunteers, community groups and small projects
Taroona High School Association ($350): Native revegetation of the school grounds
Taroona Environment Network ($500): App Development for Taroona Coastal Discovery Trail


NIBS GRANTS FUNDED TO 30th JUNE 2014 (grant amounts ex GST)

Total funding 2013/14 financial year $5611

Albuera Street Primary School ($500): Asian Garden project, growing edible plants and strengthening linkages with the Asian culture
Bellerive Primary School ($500): Establishing a sustainable kitchen garden
Catholic Parish of Sandy Bay and Taroona ($499): Establishing a raised native garden bed at the church grounds
Friends of Mount Field Wildcare ($500): Continuing native revegation along Tyenna River
Friends of Huon Island ($465): Rehabilitating Huon Island foreshore
Friends of Freycinet Wildcare Group ($350): Purchasing herbicides for use in working bees around Freycinet National Park and reserves
Franklin Landcare Group ($380): Mulching native garden along boardwalk
Greening Australia Tasmania ($500): Assisting with set-up costs for a plant nursery supporting landscape restoration projects
Friends of Woodvine Reserve ($290): Purchasing herbicides for ongoing weed control as part of their weed management plan
Mount Stuart Primary School ($472): Establishing a herb garden as part of the “Staying Alive” science unit
Phoenix Children Services ($500): Establishing an interactive garden
Taroona Environment Network ($269):Website upgrades supporting the Taroona Coastal Discovery Trail
Swansea Primary School ($436): Worm farm and resources as part of a waste reduction and sustainability project