The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) is a Community Landcare Grants Program Funded by Alcoa of Australia and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Parks and Wildlife).

It aims to protect, restore and manage natural assets with consideration to a broad ecological context, by funding the community to enhance and restore critical habitat and ecological linkages within the Swan Region.

The Program was established in 1998 with a $1.25 million, five year commitment from Alcoa to provide community groups with a simple process to access funding for a wide range of environmental activities within the Swan and Canning catchments. The Swan River Trust (now the Department for Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions) joined the program in 1999.

Since then, both organisations have contributed funds to the SALP program annually, and funded more than 1200 projects worth over $7 million dollars.

Perth NRM seeks applications from eligible community groups to apply for SALP Grants on an annual basis, and administers the grant process on behalf of the funders.

Key objectives:

  • To retain or restore habitats in our river, wetland and coastal foreshores and our bushland
  • To protect and enhance the quality of ground water and surface water in our river systems and wetlands
  • To improve ecological linkages across our region