Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud

September 29, 2020

Federal Government grants of up to $200,000 are available for organisations, farmer groups and individuals with ideas about how to build drought resilience.

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said applications were now open for the $10 million grants component of the Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program.

“Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 are available for delivery of a range of on-ground activities that build drought resilience,” Minister Littleproud said.

“Through the adoption of new technology and innovative practices, this program will deliver a range of on-ground outcomes achieving benefits that meet farmers’ priorities and contribute to landscape-scale drought resilience in agriculture-dependent communities.

“For example, innovative projects that regenerate and maintain groundcover can deliver drought resilience by improving the soil’s water infiltration and storage capacity, reducing
run-off and associated water and wind erosion.

“The Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program forms part of the first round of investments the Australian Government is making through the $5 billion Future Drought Fund to help farmers better prepare for dry times.

“These projects will continue to deliver lasting benefits, even during the good years, by helping to lift the productivity and profitability of the agriculture sector and enhance the health and sustainability of our farming landscapes.”

Applications close on October 30.

  • More information is available on the Community Grants Hub website 

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