Farmers, fishers, community and industry groups submitting applications for the first round of the $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants need to be quick as applications close at 2pm AEDT on 7 December 2017.
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, urged people with a good idea about how to improve soils, vegetation and biodiversity to get their applications in quickly and make that idea a reality.
“These Smart Farms Small Grants of between $5,000 and $100,000, will help land managers and community groups to come up with, or take advantage of that next great idea,” said Minister Hartsuyker.
“Australian farmers care for 61 per cent of our land and have a long-held reputation for sustainable and innovative land management.
“Through the $1 billion National Landcare Program, the Australian Government is backing Australian farmers’ natural instinct to care for the land.
“The Government is supporting innovation leading to improved soils, vegetation and biodiversity, and in turn, helping farmers to be productive and profitable.
“The closing date, Thursday 7 December 2017, is fast approaching so my message to those people who have a vision for the future of agriculture is to get their application in now.”
For more information on the grant and how to apply: www.nrm.gov.au.
Source: Australian Government