Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16
Grants between $5 500 and $55 000 (GST inclusive) are available for projects that increase the knowledge and capacity of farmers and fishers in sustainable resource management, and/or for projects that support the adoption of management practices that increase production or improve product quality while maintaining or enhancing the natural resource base like soil, water quality and native vegetation.
These grants are open to farming systems groups, community groups, and individuals. Applications can be made through the website or by ringing 1800 283 940.
Some examples of eligible activities include
- field days, workshops or conferences
- demonstration events
- training or skill development sessions
- community information or education sessions
- development of decision-making tools
- development of new information channels within the current knowledge system
- conducting surveys.
The National Landcare Programme
This grant round is through the National Landcare Programme. There are two funding streams, national and regional, which invest in projects that address sustainable agriculture and environmental issues.
The programme supports farmers and landholders to adopt sustainable land management practices to deliver long-term benefits to communities, the environment, economy, and to the country. The programme also helps farmers and fishers increase their long-term returns through better management of the natural resource base.
Those who are interested in applying for funding can access the guidelines and frequently asked questions on the website. The application form is also online and can be downloaded from the website. The Australian Government Recovery program provides for a number of eligible activities in priority recovery areas. Please download the information sheet and expression of interest form.