The Australian Government is seeking applications for the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants Round 4. Smart Farms Small Grants is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support projects to increase farming, forestry, and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills, and capacity to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.
The purpose of Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive, and profitable food, fiber, and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources, and assisting Australia meet its international obligations.
- This grant opportunity (Round 4), $6.5 million (GST exclusive) is available.
- The minimum grant amount is $5,000 (GST exclusive).
- The maximum grant amount is $100,000 (GST exclusive).
- The maximum project period is two years.
- To be eligible to apply for a grant the applicant must be an individual or an organization capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth. To be eligible the applicant must be one of the following entity types:
- Commonwealth Company
- Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Corporate State or Territory Entity
- Incorporated Association
- Indigenous Corporation
- International Entity
- Local Government
- Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
- Sole Trader
- Statutory Entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust
- The applicants must have the following additional eligibility requirements in place before apply:
- have an Australian Business Number
- be registered for the purposes of GST
- have an account with an Australian financial institution
- for individuals, be a permanent resident of Australia
- for international entities, be registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to carry on business in Australia.
For more information, visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/smart-farms