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    Grants & Funding

    Below are grants that are currently available to individuals or groups. If you need help filling out the forms, don't hestitate to contact us for some friendly advice.


    Tax Rebates for Landcare Work

    Does the price tag stop you doing Landcare work? Did you know primary producers are eligible for a number of tax rebates for undertaking Landcare works?

    Check out these simple, easy-to-read guidelines to help farmers get the rebates they are entitled to for doing landcare works. Learn more about the  primary producers are eligible for undertaking Landcare works.

    Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program

    Value: $1,000 to $6,000
    Closes: Ongoing
    Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries

    Wettenhall Small Environmental Grants

    Value: Up to $10,000
    Opening date: 1st October 2021
    N.B. EOI's should be submitted as close to the opening date as possible, because when there are enough suitable applicants, the round is closed.
    Held by: Wettenhall Environment Trust

    Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant Workshops

    Need some help with the application process? Join an online webinar for help. An overview of the guidelines and tips on how to write good grant applications will be covered.

    3pm - 5pm Tuesday, 14th September 2021 - Register here for this workshop

    1pm - 3pm Thursday, 23rd September 2021 - Register here for this workshop

    Mouse Control Rebate

    Funding: from $500 - $1000

    Closing: 27 September 2021 or when funds exhausted.

    Grants are available to help manage the cost of baiting in rural and regional NSW.

    Rural Aid Mouse Plague Funding

    Funding: $1,000 pre-paid VISA card

    Closing: when funds exhausted.

    Rural Aid is offering primary producers in current mouse plague affected areas this special emergency payment to assist during the disaster. Applications are now open. 

    2022 Science and Innovation Awards

    Funding: up to $22,000

    Closing: 1st October 2021, 5pm.

    Applications are now open for the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry! These are grants to realise big ideas from young ag innovators.

    Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants - Extended Closing Date

    Funding: between $20,000 and $10 million

    Closing: 5 pm 6th October 2021

    The $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) Grants program will help communities address priorities for recovery and resilience after the 2019-20 bushfires.

    Murray Darling Healthy Rivers Program Grants Round 2

    Funding: between $5000 and $2 million

    Closing: 6th October 2021, by 9pm.

    The Australian Government’s $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program is funding community-led grants for on-ground projects that improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands across the Basin, while supporting economic development and jobs. In the Southern New England Landcare region, that includes most catchment areas west of the New England Highway from Guyra in the north to Woolbrook and Bendemeer in the south west.

    AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant Program

    Bursary: up to $7,000 (not cash)

    Closing: Friday, 8th October 2021

    A new AgriFutures Australia program has been developed to foster growth and development in women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities. Seven Australian women per annum will be granted with a learning and development bursary (not cash) of up to $7,000 for professional development, to enable them to bring their idea, cause or vision to life.

    NSW Environmental Trust Restoration & Rehabilitation Grants

    Funding: up to $170,000 per project

    Closing: 11th October 2021, by 3pm. 

    These grants assist community and government organisations to contribute to the ongoing sustainable management and stewardship of significant environmental assets and services in New South Wales.

    Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities

    Funding: From $100,000 - $250,000 over two years

    Closing: 9 pm 12 October 2021

    The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities.

    RAA Disaster Recovery Grants

    Funding: up to $75,000

    Closing: 31 October 2021

    NSW Rural Assistance Authority have announced disaster recovery grants are now available to primary producers in LGAs affected by the NSW storms and floods that have occurred from 10 March 2021 (this includes Glen Innes, Gwydir Inverell, Armidale & Tenterfield LGAs).

    Strengthening Rural Communities Grants - Round 11

    Funds: Small & Vital Stream - up to $10,000, Bushfire Recovery Stream - up to $25,000

    Closing: 23rd November 2021, by 5pm.

    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. Key information here.

    Government Incentives for Seasonal Work

    To support the agricultural sector and young Australians affected by the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government is committing $16.3 million to temporarily introduce a new pathway for achieving independence for the purposes of Youth Allowance (student) and ABSTUDY.

    From 30 November 2020 to 31 December 2021, a person who earns $15,000 through employment in the agricultural sector will be considered independent for Youth Allowance (student) or ABSTUDY purposes, if claiming from 1 March 2021.

    2021 FNPW Bushfire Restoration Grants

    Funds: Grants in this round are for in-kind support for the supply of trees only. No financial support is provided.

    Closing: 31 December 2021, at 12:00 am (AEDT).

    The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. 

    RAA Farm Innovation Fund (Loans)

    Funds: up to $1,000,000

    Source: NSW Rural Assistance Authority

    The Farm Innovation Fund is an incentive-based initiative to assist farmers within New South Wales to identify and address risks to their farming business, improve permanent farm infrastructure, ensure long term productivity and sustainable land use plus aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.

    NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

    Do you have native vegetation on your farm? Could you benefit from some additional income to manage this land? The newly-established Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) has a new program that could be of interest. BCT are calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from people interested in earning annual payments to conserve biodiversity on their property.

    Download the Conservation Tender Fact Sheet here. For more information, contact the BCT on 1300 992 688 or by email: info@bct.nsw.gov.au

    Drought Assistance Fund Expanded

    Funding: Loans up to $100,000

    Closing: ongoing

    From 1 July 2020, the NSW Government lifted the cap for the Drought Assistance Fund (DAF) to $100,000 per primary producer. This interest-free loan has a term of seven years, with no repayments in the first two years. It is available for the implementation of systems & management practices that enhance the sustainability of farm businesses.

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    Our Landcare Coordinator can help develop project ideas, action plan next steps, and source funding!

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