Bite-sized Grants

Running from 2014-18, bite-sized grants supported 70 projects with $34,200, averaging $490 per grant.  For this small amount of funding, community groups and schools have been able to deliver some terrific projects, contributing a total of more than 4400 volunteer hours. When combined with other in-kind contributions, and valuing volunteer labour at $35 per hour, this gives a combined value of $203,000!! That’s a return of $6 community contribution for every $1 invested by NRM South!!  These awesome projects have seen 2000 native trees planted, large areas of weeds removed, 4 volunteers receive accredited training and many other volunteers improved their capacity via informal training events, improved social media platforms and increased awareness around a variety of environmental and sustainability issues.

NIBS GRANTS FUNDED TO 30th JUNE 2018 (grant amounts ex GST)
Total funding 2017/18 financial year $7810

Acton Landcare ($500): Community revegetation
Cygnet Primary School parents and friends ($500): Tasmanian bush tucker garden
Killora Coastcare ($500): Cliffside boneseed removal
Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council ($500): Bird care training
Friends of Maatsuyker Island ($500): Chemcert volunteer training
Friends of Mount Field ($310): Revegetation along new walking track
Friends of Randalls Bay ($500): Lagoon viewing platform
Glebe Hill landcare ($175): Howrah Primary excursion
Marion Bay Coastcare ($500): Marchwiel revegetation
Ptunarra Childcare Centre ($2000): Bush tucker garden and workshops
Southern Beaches Landcare/Coastcare ($500): Jack’s Flat blackberry control
Taroona Environment Network ($1500): Foreshore middens coastal restoration


NIBS GRANTS FUNDED TO 30th JUNE 2017 (grant amounts ex GST)
Total funding 2016/17 financial year $8244

Bellerive Bluff Land&Coastcare ($420): Working Safely with Heights training
Bridgewater/Gagebrook Clean Up Group ($452): Clean up tools and equipment
Channel Christian School ($500): Create and build a natural play space
Friends of Freycinet ($300): Ongoing weed control in Freycinet NP and reserves
Friends of Maatsuyker Island ($500): Creation of international signal flags to promote FOMI on-ground conservation projects at public events
Friends of Maria Island ($320): Ongoing weed control on coastal foreshore
Friends of Mount Field ($450): Junee Cave carpark revegetation project
Glebe Hill Bushland Reserve Landcare ($375): Howrah Primary – Glebe Hill Bushland Education Excursions
Huon Valley Roamers ($500): National Tree Day – awareness and tree planting
Howrah Beach Childcare Centre ($500): Installation of a fixed rain water collection tank
Lauderdale Primary School ($500): Garden Science
New Town Primary School ($427): Building the Productive Heart and Wildlands of our Sensory Garden
Philippine Australian Community in Tasmania ($500): PACT 40th Anniversary Commemorative Tree Planting
Resource Work Cooperative ($500): Reuse Flower Field
Reveg The Ridge Landcare Group ($500): Revegetate the gully leading up to the Russell Ridge Conservation Area.
Sorell Primary School ($500): Native garden creation
Southern Beaches Landcare/Coastcare ($500): Southern Beaches Coastcare website development – engaging community in landcare and coastcare
Tasmanian Land Conservancy ($500): Five Rivers Sphagnum Bog Restoration Project


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