Now open for applications…
The Minster for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce, yesterday announced that farming systems groups, community groups and individuals can now apply for grants of $5500 to $55,000 under the new National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16.
A range of activities may be eligible, including:
- field days workshops, conferences
- demonstration events or workshops
- 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 grants complement the delivery of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper by supporting the resilience, competitiveness and productivity of Australian agricultural and fishing industries. It is expected that the Small Grants Round will have a positive impact on farming systems groups, community groups and individuals, enabling them to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices, while maintaining or enhancing the natural resource base.
Applications close 2pm (AEDT) Monday, 7 December 2015
For more information, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/agsmallgrants
or telephone 1800 283 940
Or contact the North East Catchment Management Authority on 1300 216 513