Funding for farmers and innovators in Durack
November 30, 2018
Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price is calling on local landholders and community groups to apply for Round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants.
Minister Price said Landcare groups, NRM bodies, Indigenous organisations and community groups in the Durack electorate could apply for grants of between $5,000 and $200,000.
“The Federal Government is supporting farmers and community groups to make a difference,” she said.
“This is a chance for locals to receive funding and build on the work they’ve already started.
“I know there is a lot of work being done locally to support smart farming practices and to protect and improve natural resources.
“The first round of funding was highly competitive, attracting more than 800 applications, and I’m pleased to say Durack faired very well with seven land care groups across the electorate being successful applicants,” Minister Price said.
“I strongly encourage those who missed out in Round 2 to apply again.”
“We are providing funding for new projects to improve our soil, biodiversity and vegetation.
“The funds will also help support water security and promote climate-smart farming.”
The smart farms grants could make a real difference locally.
“The future of Aussie agriculture lies in sustainable farming and land management, and we want to help kick that along,” Minister Price said.
This is the second of six rounds in the second phase of the program.
Landcare was first launched in 1989 and has had bipartisan support for nearly 30 years.
More information is available online. Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply.