AGT is supporting individuals and groups in rural communities to thrive through the AGT Small Grants Program.
The first program of its kind delivered by an Australian plant breeding company, the AGT Small Grants Program is designed to support adoption and utilisation of improved crop varieties by farmers, as well as supporting activities that directly link to plant breeding research.
By contributing $30,000 per annum back to regional communities, AGT hopes to foster and showcase innovation across regional Australia by collaborating with people in the grains industry, whilst recognising the central role farmers play in a vibrant agricultural industry.
Applications are now open for the 2017/18 AGT Small Grants Program
All applications must include a completed AGT Small Grants Program form and supporting documentation.
Any enquiries about the AGT Small Grants Program can be directed to Rebecca Freeman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0414 844 425.
Please ensure you read the assessment criteria and methodology prior to submitting your application, to ensure you are eligible to apply for funding. Applications for assessment in the initial round will remain open until 31 January 2018. Further rounds will be opened at the discretion of AGT.
Some examples of potential activities/projects that would be able to be considered in an AGT Small Grants Program include:
- Supporting a farmer to attend an interstate grains industry conference
- Providing assistance to secondary or university students towards their studies
- Enabling a farmer to implement a small trial on farm for the purpose of improving current systems
- Enabling a regional community to pay for a guest speaker/expert at a local grains workshop or event
- Supporting a regional group to offer discounted grains workshop registration to members
- Providing an individual with the opportunity to accelerate a start-up venture that would benefit farmers
For more information, please visit: www.agtbreeding.com.au/about/smallgrantsprogram