2018 Amongst It projects

A strong relationship with the natural world is fundamental for our personal wellbeing and foundational to our ability to steward nature as a state.

In 2018 we supported 9 projects to try a variety of ways to deepen individual connection to nature and to more widely celebrate how highly valued nature already is in South Australia.

 

About collaborative prototyping

 

In 2018, we tested our theory of change by supporting a variety of different nature connection projects. To facilitate that, $20,000 of small grant funding was allocated by the then-Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in order to support the development of Amongst It projects. This funding was distributed by Amongst It partner Conservation SA.

We were excited to see that demand for funding vastly outstripped our prototype budget, indicating strong interest amongst the community. Despite a brief promotional period, we received applications requesting a total of $96,603. The Amongst It grant panel decided to allocate $17,000 to 7 grant applicants and $3000 to further develop two potential projects that we felt were missing from the line-up.

The grant recipients are detailed above, and these project prototypes ultimately ran between March 2018 and April 2019.

Off the back of this successful grant round, we developed our final report and used these insights to inform the development of our 2019 Grant Round, applications for which are now open; head over to ‘Apply’ to submit yours!