The second round of the Healthy Rivers Program is now closed for applications.
The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs.
This program is part of the Murray–Darling Communities Investment Package.
Watch the video below to find out more about the program.
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Round 1 of the small grants stream is now closed for applications. Minister Pitt announced the grant recipients.
Round 2 of the small grants stream and the large grants stream opened for applications on 25 August 2021 and closed on 6 October 2021. Farmers, community groups, industries and more were able to apply for:
- small grants between $5,000 and $100,000
- large grants between $100,001 and $2 million.
More information on each stream, including the grant opportunity guidelines, is available on the Community Grants Hub:
We consulted Basin communities on the program design. Read the community feedback.