More than $9 million is available under Round two of Smart Farms Small Grants. Grants of between $5,000 and $200,000 to assist farmers and groups to adapt to change, innovate and become more sustainable.
Part of the National Landcare Program’s $134 million Smart Farms Program. Landholders and community groups
can now apply for up to $200,000 under round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud encouraged Landcare groups, NRM bodies, Indigenous organisations and community groups to throw their hat in the ring. “The future of Aussie agriculture relies on sustainable farming and land management practices,” the Minister said.
“Our farmers are looking for new practices and tools to stay sustainable and profitable. These grants support new projects to improve Aussie soil, biodiversity and vegetation. They will also help support water security and promote climate-smart farming. Smart Farms Small Grants is a competitive grant funding opportunity, and supports projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ knowledge and capacity to adopt sustainable agricultural best
practice. Almost $5 million in funding was awarded to 77 projects under Round 1.
More than $9 million is available for Round 2. The National Landcare Program’s 2nd phase is investing more than $1 billion over six years to 2023, with $134 million for the Smart Farms Program.
More information is available online. Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply.