Australian Government inviting Applicants for National Landcare Program: Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2

Deadline: 17 May 2019

The Australian Government is seeking applications for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program – Smart Farming Partnerships Round 2.

The purpose of Smart Farming Partnerships is to foster sustainable natural resource management innovation. Smart Farming Partnerships deliver against the Australian Government’s policy of using innovation to cultivate more sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture, forestry, fishing and aquaculture industries; protect Australia’s biodiversity; protect and improve the condition of natural resources (in particular on-farm soils, water and vegetation); and assist Australia to meet its national and international obligations.

The purpose will be achieved through substantial projects, funded, at least in part, by grants, that deliver against either or both of the outcomes described below:

  • Outcome 1 – Innovation in sustainable resource management practice
  • Outcome 2 – Innovation in capacity building and promotion of sustainable resource management practice

Funding Information

  • Grant applications for a minimum of $250,000 and a maximum of $4 million (GST exclusive) will be considered for projects focused on achieving one or both of the Outcomes .
  • Projects should be planned to be completed within four years of executing a grant agreement. Projects cannot extend past 30 April 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a grant applicants must be an individual or an organisation capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth. Eligible legal entities include the following entity types:

  • Commonwealth company
  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate Commonwealth entity
  • Corporate state or territory entity
  • Incorporated association
  • Indigenous corporation
  • Person
  • International entity
  • Local government
  • Non-corporate state or territory entity or statutory authority
  • Partnership
  • Sole trader
  • Statutory entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a trust

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via the given website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar Nwaogu Princewill says:

    Am I eligible to apply as an Individual Fish Farmer in Nigeria?

  • Avatar purnima says:

    Is this program eligible for Nepali NGO

  • Avatar Emmanuel Chivatsi says:

    Hi. Could I be in a position to get a sponsorship as an individual small scale farmer in Kenya?

  • Avatar edgardo edwin segaya says:

    How about in the Philippines? We are a registered farmers organization. Are we eligible? thnks.

  • Avatar Joyce Anne Zamunu says:

    I am Joyce Anne Zamunu from Papua New Guinea . Am I eligible for that scheme, for my village women and girls. Please let me know. Thanks

  • Avatar Joyce Anne Zamunu says:

    My name is Joyce Anne Zamunu from rural village of Papua New Guinea, i worked as rural development officer for my I eligible for the scheme.thanks

  • Avatar MOFFAT MTONGA says:

    Are Zambians eligible for this grant?

  • Avatar MOFFAT MTONGA says:

    Are Zambians eligible?

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