Grants and Funding
Summary of closing dates for funding/grants
|Agricultural Development Fund||The ADF provides $3 million in funding towards projects that demonstrate strong support and active partnership from industry, and a clear strategy to deliver on farm impacts and contribute to sustainable growth and jobs in agriculture. Applications close on 10 September 2021.|
|Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme||An extension has been approved for rebates for operator/rollover/ crush protection devices until 21 October 2021*|
|Wine Export Grants||Wine Export Grants are offered for specific wine export promotion and market research activities aimed at supporting small and medium wine businesses to secure new distribution channels in export markets. Closes 2 May 2022.*|
*or when funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
Links to information relating to available grants, subsidies, funding and financial support for agricultural industries in Tasmania
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: Accelerating Trade Grant Program
Initiative 4.1 under the Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019-2020 ('the Strategy'), the Accelerating Trade Grant Program helps Tasmanian businesses to collaborate, expand their presence and introduce Tasmanian products and services to the world.
: Agricultural Development Fund
The $3 million Agricultural Development Fund provides funding for projects that demonstrate strong support and active partnership from industry, a clear strategy to deliver on-farm impacts, and that contribute to sustainable growth and jobs in agriculture.
: 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.
: Bee Industry Futures
A total of $90,000 is available for investment in projects that will increase the availability and viability of pollination services in Tasmania.
: Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot
The Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot is trialling arrangements to reward farmers for improving on-farm biodiversity together with carbon projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
: 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.
: 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.
Application submissions are now closed.
: 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.
: 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.
: 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.
: 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.
: Farm Household Allowance
Support for eligible farmers and their partners. Helping you through hardship, including drought.
Farmers, researchers and businesses can now see levy funded research from all the Research and Development Corporations in one location
: New Enterprise Incentive Scheme
NEIS offers free accredited small business training, business plan development, business mentoring and, if eligible, NEIS Allowance.
: 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.
: Research and Development Tax Incentive
The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D Tax Incentive or R&DTI) helps companies innovate and grow by offsetting some of the costs of eligible research and development (R&D).
: Rural Investment Corporation
The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) provides government-backed loans with interest only periods and low interest rates to farmers and farm-related small businesses.
: Strengthening Rural Communities
The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.
: 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.
: Wine Export Grants
Wine Australia is inviting small and medium Australian wine businesses to apply for the Wine Export Grants program, as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package). Applications close 2 May 2022.