Free Workshops

NRM South have organised some exciting free workshops during November:

  • Law of the Land – presented by EDO Tas to help you understand Tasmania’s environmental laws. 4th November – Swansea.
  • Waterbug Id – 4th November – Kingston; 12th November – Otago Bay; 19th November – South Hobart.

The workshops are all free, and open to anyone in the community to attend, but please RSVP.

Further info at  Law of the Land – GSBC (1) Waterbug Blitz Training

Bite-sized Grants

DSC_0054** Applications for the current financial year are now open **

18 schools and community groups received Bite-sized Grants of up to $500 last financial year and turned this small amount of funding (total $8200) into some tremendous environmental projects with estimated in-kind contributions totaling $77,000!

A 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 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 Schoo($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