Grants

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Agriculture Innovation

Coles Nurture Fund

    The Nurture Fund provides grants of up to $500,000 dollars to small and medium businesses for projects which that are unique, drive innovation and provide outstanding sustainability benefits and promote development of new market-leading products,...
    • Opens January each year

    Elders Community Partnerships

      Elders community partnerships range from national industry associations and not-for-profit charities, right down to local schools and community groups. Donations totalling over $2m a year are made to projects that align with their objectives: Support...
      • By enquiry

      Rabobank Sponsorship

        Focuses on supporting agricultural awards, education and research, including sponsorship of Vic Hub member, Southern Farming Systems. Also sponsors Agribusiness conferences and conventions.
        • By enquiry

        Woolworths Dairy Innovation Fund

          These grants will support on-farm improvements that deliver innovation, efficiency, greater resilience or enhanced sustainability. The contribution to farms will fund new capital improvements or technology, and provide additional funds to help expand existing projects....
          • New round likely November 2022

          Beyond net zero: advancing interdependencies between utility greenhouse gas emission reductions and water-energy-food nexus

            The Water Research Foundation invites tenders of up to $US 200,000 for up to 24 months to develop a decision support framework and operational guidelines for Water Resource Recovery Facilities to achieve Net-Zero Carbon and...
            • Applications close 13th December. Once off opportunity
            • Water Research Foundation
            Drought Resilience

            DAFF – Agriculture Partnerships Stewardship Packages

              Develops market arrangements and kick start private investment in farm.
              • Applications closed September 2021, no date set for next opening

              DAFF – Extension & Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices

                Part of the Future Drought Fund, this program's objective is to fund activities that support adoption of proven and existing Australian and/or internationally generated R&D practices and technology that: reduce the impacts of drought on...
                • Open 11 November 2022 to 9 January 2023

                DAFF – The Carbon + Biodiversity Program

                  C+B Pilot trials market arrangements for farmers to create new income from plantings that deliver biodiversity improvements and carbon abatement. Through the C+B Pilot, we are testing the concept of buying and selling biodiversity services...
                  • Applications closed September 2021, no date set for next opening

                  DAFF – Drought Resilience Innovation Grants

                    Drought Resilience Innovation Grants support projects that help Australian farmers, and agricultural-dependent communities and businesses, adopt innovative approaches and technologies to improve drought resilience. Three grant types help cater for projects and ideas at different...
                    • Not currently open, no date set for new round

                    Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices Grants Program

                      The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is inviting tenders for its Extension and Adoption of Drought Resilience Farming Practices Grants Program for project between $100,000 and $3 million of  up to 24 months...
                      • Applications accepted via grant connect until 9th January 2023, 9:00 pm
                      • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

                      Farming and Community Group Drought Funding (Agriculture Victoria)

                        To enable farmers to better prepare, respond and build resilience to drought and dry seasonal conditions. The Program is open to Landcare and land management groups, industry groups, farming systems groups, farming discussion groups and...
                        • Currently closed, no date set on future opening

                        Farming Together Program

                          Since 2016, Southern Cross University has been home to the Farming Together Program. Farming Together was born through the Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program, a $15 million program funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government....
                          • Ongoing collaboration opportunities

                          Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience

                            Administered by Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal and funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and a range of other donor partners, the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program focuses on agriculture-dependent communities....
                            • Currently closed

                            Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative – Community Impact Program

                              Grants of between $200k and $500k for projects that support community networks in remote, rural and regional Australia to enhance drought preparedness. Expressions of interest are due by 5pm AEST on 26th of September 2022...
                              • EOI 5pm, 26th September 2022. Funded by the Future Drought Fund

                              Regional Investment Corporation Drought Loans

                                Low interest loans to assist primary producers to prepare, manage or recover from the effects of drought.
                                • Ongoing opportunities

                                Regional Partnerships – Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program

                                  Designed to improve regional drought resilience through the development of Regional Drought Resilience Plan that will identify what actions are needed and how they could be implemented. In the pilot program, Regional Drought Resilience Plans...
                                  • Pilot programs underway, the full program will open June 2024
                                  • Funded by DAFF, delivered by AgVic

                                  Risk award

                                    The Munich Re Foundation invites applications for its risk award of up to 100,00 euro for projects between six months and two years duration. This supports projects the field of nature-based disaster risk reduction that...
                                    • Applications open 13th October - 13th December 2022, awarded every two years

                                    ANZ Seeds of Renewal

                                      The program focuses specifically on helping to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities and ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. It is built on two key tenets: Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive with...
                                      • Opens July 5 2022, ongoing

                                      Risk award

                                        The Munich Re Foundation invites applications for its risk award of up to 100,00 euro for projects between six months and two years duration. This supports projects the field of nature-based disaster risk reduction that...
                                        • Applications open 13th October - 13th December 2022, awarded every two years

                                        Strengthening Regional Communities

                                          The program aims to give the thousands of small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. Three funding streams are available: Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC):...
                                          • Ongoing, assessed quarterly, current round August 30

                                          Tackling Tough Times Together

                                            Program administered by Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal providing small grants up to $10,000. The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program gives drought-affected communities across remote, rural and regional Australia the opportunity to access...
                                            • Currently closed

                                            William Buckland Foundation Advancing Agriculture Program

                                              The Agriculture Program supports initiatives which focus on strengthening the resilience and capacity of regional and rural communities. The program awards approximately $500,000 per year through: Large Grants ($50k – $150k) per year, over 4...
                                              • Currently closed
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