Farmers, fishers, community and industry groups can now apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems to adapt to change.
Under the 'Smart Farms' section of the National Landcare Program, these grants will:
protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular soils and vegetation and biodiversity)
increase land managers' awareness, knowledge, capability and adoption of tools and management practices that will deliver productive and profitable agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries
protect Australia's biodiversity
- assist Australia to meet its obligations under relevant international treaties.
Visit the National Landcare Program website for more funding information - including application forms.
(From Australian Government media release - 24 October 2017)