NLP Smart Farms Small Grants up for grabs – closing 7 December 2017

Applications for grants between $5,000 and $50,000 are now being invited under the National Landcare Program’s latest round of funding.

Smart Farms Small Grants are open for applications until 2pm, Thursday 7 December 2017.

Open to Landcare, community and producer groups as well as individuals, the latest round of Smart Farms Small Grants will support projects that increase landholder knowledge and capacity to adopt tools and technologies that improve and support sustainable land management practices. Protecting Australia’s biodiversity and ensuring our soils and vegetation continue to support our farming and fishing industries is critical to our future.

FBA’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Vicki Horstman encourages those considering an application to contact her directly to discuss their ideas before they submit an application.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for groups and individuals, and part of my role is to help applicants think about and describe their project in a way that addresses the funding requirements.” says Vicki.

“Grant applications can be a bit daunting if you’ve never done them before and there is a lot to consider when you write an application. Sometimes it just helps to have someone explain things face-to-face.” she says.

To be eligible for consideration, projects must demonstrate how they will deliver sustainable and improved outcomes in key areas: on-farm soil, vegetation and biodiversity.  Furthermore, activities must contribute to one or more of the following:

  • soil health
  • conserving or restoring Australia’s native biodiversity
  • climate change adaptation
  • greenhouse gas emissions management and resource use efficiency
  • sustainable agriculture and natural resource management (that supports any of the above).

Download the grant guidelines here.

Applications close 2pm AEDT,  7 December, 2017.

For advice on your application, contact our Regional Landcare Facilitator Vicki Horstman on 0419 160 537 or vicki.horstman@fba.org.au.

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