The Minster for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon Barnaby Joyce yesterday announced that applications were open for the National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16. Grants ranging between $5500 and $55,000 (GST inclusive) are now available to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices.
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.
This small grants round supports the implementation of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. Applications are invited from a range of entities, including farming systems groups, community groups and individuals to undertake projects across a variety of agricultural industries, across a variety of agricultural industries, including cropping, livestock, dairy, horticulture, pastoral, aquaculture and fisheries.
Please note Applications will close 2.00pm (AEDT) Monday 7 December 2015
For more information, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/agsmallgrants or telephone 1800 283 940 or if need more information you can contact Dean Jones Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator – Victoria and Tasmania NRM Futures Sustainability & Biosecurity Policy Division Department of Agriculture & Water Resources; Phone: 0429 007 159 e:firstname.lastname@example.org.