Grants and Funding
Links to information relating to available grants, subsidies, funding and financial support for agricultural industries in Tasmania
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: Fee relief for apiarists affected by Tasmanian bushfires
Assistance for those who have had apiary sites and resources damaged or destroyed by fires, or have been impacted by the seasonal conditions. Rental relief of hive and site fees will be considered upon application.
If you are seeking rental relief, contact Parks and Wildlife Service on (03) 6169 9015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
: On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
Eligible primary producers affected by drought are able to access a 25% rebate on the costs associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure to provide water for their livestock and better prepare for future drought, up to a maximum rebate of $25,000 per applicant. Implementation over the three financial years 2018-19 to 2020-21.
Applications close 31 March 2021 or when funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
: Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme
Under the scheme, a cash-back rebate of up to 50% of the purchase price (to a maximum of $500) for an approved operator/rollover/crush protection device is available.
: Landcare Action Grants Program
The Program has been established to provide State funded grant opportunities to co-invest with farmers, Landcare, and other community organisations on practical on-ground works for sustainable agriculture and Rivercare type activities.
: AgriGrowth Loan Scheme
The AgriGrowth Loan Scheme is an initiative of the Tasmanian Government providing low interest loans to Tasmanian farm businesses and agri-food businesses.
: River Health Action Plan
The Tamar Estuary Management Taskforce (the Taskforce) was established under the Launceston City Deal with an aim of identifying investments to improve the health of the Tamar Estuary
: Tamar Action Grants
The Tamar Action Grants program provides funding for landholders to exclude stock from waterways in the Tamar Estuary and Esk River catchments through on-ground works and installation of infrastructure.
: Forestry Contractor Resilience Program
A joint initiative between the Tasmanian Government and Rural Business Tasmania to provide forestry contractors the opportunity to work with business and financial specialists. Applications close 31 July 2020.
: Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Eligible Tasmanian dairy farmers are able to access up to two thirds of the cost of energy audits and up to half of the costs of approved capital infrastructure to a combined total of $20,000.
: Pasture Pathways Small Project Fund
In 2020-2021 the Tasmanian Government is making $340,000 available for extension projects to help farmers develop good pasture management.
: Threatened Species RecoveryFund (Aust Govt)
The Threatened Species Recovery Fund will support communities to actively protect Threatened Species, leverage additional investment, and assist with delivering on the Targets and Action Areas in the Threatened Species Strategy.
: Caring for our Country (Aust Gov)
'Caring for our Country' is the Australian Government's natural resource management program that integrates the delivery of the existing programs - the Natural Heritage Trust, the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality, the National Landcare Program, the Environmental Stewardship Program and the Working on Country Indigenous Land and Environmental Program.
: Regional Growth Fund
The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions, including those undergoing structural adjustment.
: Farm Household Allowance
Support for eligible farmers and their partners. Helping you through hardship, including drought.
: Package assisting small exporters
In 2019 the Australian Government extended grants under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE). Grants will be extended for 4 years to 2022-23. These funds will support small exporters to overcome the barriers they face when exporting. Applications close on 11pm AEDT, 28 February 2020.