Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program

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Applications for Round 1 of the Small Grants stream for the program are now open, closing on 31 March 2021. Visit the Community Grants Hub website for information on how to apply.

Public consultation on the Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program has now closed. See the results below.

The $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is part of the Australian Government’s Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package.

The program is funding community-led grants for practical, on-ground actions that will improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin.

The program will:

  • improve health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin that builds on water recovered through the Basin Plan
  • improve community involvement in restoring the environmental health of the Murray–Darling Basin
  • increase economic activity and employment in Basin communities as result of grant funding.

How you had your say

The consultation on program design and the draft guidelines was open from 18 December 2020 to 22 January 2021.

The survey results are summarised below. You can also read the community feedback report on the feedback we received, and the changes we made to the guidelines in response.

What happens next

Round 1 of the small grants stream is now open for applications. Visit the Community Grants Hub website to apply.

Round 2 of the small grants stream and the large grants stream will open in mid-2021.

Applications for Round 1 of the Small Grants stream for the program are now open, closing on 31 March 2021. Visit the Community Grants Hub website for information on how to apply.

Public consultation on the Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program has now closed. See the results below.

The $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is part of the Australian Government’s Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package.

The program is funding community-led grants for practical, on-ground actions that will improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin.

The program will:

  • improve health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin that builds on water recovered through the Basin Plan
  • improve community involvement in restoring the environmental health of the Murray–Darling Basin
  • increase economic activity and employment in Basin communities as result of grant funding.

How you had your say

The consultation on program design and the draft guidelines was open from 18 December 2020 to 22 January 2021.

The survey results are summarised below. You can also read the community feedback report on the feedback we received, and the changes we made to the guidelines in response.

What happens next

Round 1 of the small grants stream is now open for applications. Visit the Community Grants Hub website to apply.

Round 2 of the small grants stream and the large grants stream will open in mid-2021.