The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water, under its National Landcare Programme, invites applications for its smart farms small grants. This supports the adoption of best practices that improve the management and quality of Australia’s natural resources and increase on-farm productivity. Projects must have the following outcomes:
- increased adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture;
- increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.
Applicants may be individuals or organisations. They must be capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth. They must have an Australian business number, or be willing to obtain one, be registered for the purposes of goods and services tax, or be willing to register as well as have an account with an Australian financial institution.
Individuals must be permanent residents of Australia and international entities must be registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to carry on business in Australia. Projects may be delivered locally, regionally or multi-regionally.
Grants are in the range of $5,000 and $50,000 each for one to two years.
Applications close 19 December 2019