Grants and Funding
Links to information relating to available grants, subsidies, funding and financial support for agricultural industries in Tasmania
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: Farm Energy and Irrigation Audits
The On-farm Energy and Irrigation Audit Program provides a subsidy to assist farmers engage a qualified professional to review their farm energy use and infrastructure and systems, and to identify savings strategies.
: 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.
: Bushfire Disaster Transport Subsidy
To provide a subsidy on the transport of fodder and/or water to a property, stock to/from agistment, stock to sale or slaughter, and transport and equipment of materials directly assoicated with the Tasmanian bushfires December 2018 / January 2019.
This grant has now closed to initial applications. Subsequent claims (following on from initial claims and within six months of the first movement) can be submitted until the end of July 2019.
: 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.
: Economic and Community Recovery Grants - Tasmanian Bushfires 2019
The Tasmanian Government is providing grants to eligible organisations as part of an Economic and Community Recovery Initiative. This initiative is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.
Grants may be provided under the program for projects and initiatives that will assist the communities most affected by the 2019 bushfires.
Applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday 7 June 2019.
: Farm Household Allowance
Support for eligible farmers and their partners. Helping you through hardship, including drought.
: 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