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Smart Farms Small Grants

Farmers in Durack with clever, sustainable agriculture ideas can turn them into reality by applying for grants of up to $50,000 under Round 3 of the Smart Farms Small Grants program.

Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said Australian farmers had a long history of early adoption of innovations.

“We want to hear about clever projects that improve natural resource management and benefit the environment, community and economy,” Ms Price said.

Smart Farms Small Grants is one way our Government is encouraging the uptake of new knowledge and skills and increasing the capacity of farming, forestry and fishing communities to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture systems.

“Farmers and pastoralists have always looked after the land and through these grants we can give them a helping hand with that task, so I encourage them to apply. The Liebe Group, Mingenew Irwin Group, Environs Kimberley and the Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group are previous successful applicants from my Durack Electorate,” Melissa Price said.

Up to $5 million will be provided under Round 3 of Smart Farms Small Grants, with funding of between $5,000 and $50,000 available. Projects may be delivered locally and regionally and must be completed by 30 June 2022.

The Smart Farms program is the key agriculture initiative under phase two of the National Landcare Program.

Round 3 Smart Farms Small Grants applications are open until 19 December 2019. For more information and to apply, visit the Community Grants Hub website www.communitygrants.gov.au.
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