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National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities

The grant will support soil extension activities including: prioritise soil health; empower soil innovation and stewards and; strengthen soil knowledge and capability. The activities will take action to improve soil health with evidence-based interventions.

Amount Available: From $100,000 to $250,000
Closing Date: 12 October 2021 

AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses Program – R&D Grant

The Program supports an efficient breeding system that aims to reduce the average number of serves per pregnancy, increase live foals delivered per mare covered, and increase the DNA parentage count confirmed each year. The industry values durable horses with long racing careers.

This Open Call for Research seeks to address the industry training component only. 

Applications addressing industry training in priority four should consider:

  • Investment in training will ensure the delivery of the Program’s overarching goal, i.e., the delivery of projects that improve the sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of the Australian thoroughbred industry.
  • Training industry workers will ensure the supply of stud staff and management into the future.
  • Indicative activities may include: Support upskilling and capacity building measures for people within the horse breeding industry

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements
Closing Date: 23 November 2021 

Wine Export Grant

Small and medium wine producers may be eligible for up to $25,000 in reimbursement for the cost of promotional activities in any export market, including:

  • Free samples including freight or transport
  • Trade fairs and forums – including online and virtual promotions, marketing and advertising collateral specific to your international audience
  • Specific travel costs (includes a daily allowance, limits apply).

Up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses incurred on or after 1 July 2020 will be reimbursed for eligible applicants.

Amount Available: up to $25,000
Closing Date: 02 May 2022 

Agristarter Loan

Loans to assist first time farmers and loans to support farm succession arrangements. You can apply if you are an eligible first time farmers wanting to buy, establish or develop their first farm or Eligible farmers and farm businesses who are planning for and implementing succession arrangements

Amount Available: Up to $2,000,000 low interest loan
Closing Date: When funds are fully allocated

 

ILSC Agribusiness Investment Program

The Agribusiness Investment Program supports the development and growth of Indigenous agribusinesses to create a thriving and sustainable Indigenous agribusiness sector.

The program will bring together Indigenous Australians, investors, industry and agricultural producers to stimulate the growth of Indigenous agribusinesses around Australia.

The ILSC is focused on investing in sustainable opportunities that support positioning Indigenous Australians for future success in Australia’s agribusiness sector. A central part of ILSC’s agribusiness investment strategy is opening up opportunities around Australia in a range of agricultural markets to balance the spread of ILSC’s investment in the Indigenous agribusiness sector

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements
Closing Date: No current close date

 

Fight Food Waste

 This program provides access to funding, skills and expertise to find the best food waste solutions for SMEs to assist in their efficiency and sustainability.
Amount Available: matched funding to a maximum of $50,000
Closing Date: Open until funds are fully allocated ($200k total)

Pollination Fund Grant

The Pollination Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative, aims to enhance and support existing pollinators, and identify the most effective pollination methods for various horticulture crop types. To help in safeguarding the horticulture industry, the Pollination Fund will identify putting practical measures in place to support honey bee health and identify and develop new pollination opportunities and techniques..
Amount Available: matched funding to a maximum of 30% of the project
Closing Date: no current closing date

 

Sustainability Loan – Primary Producer

Sustainability Loans provide you with finance up to $1,300,000 to assist in achieving a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise
Amount Available: Loan up to $1.3 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

First Start Loan – Primary Producer

First Start Loans can assist you into primary production.First Start Loans can help your first steps towards achieving this goal by assisting you purchase a property or supporting your leasing or share farming arrangements. First Start Loans can assist you to purchase property from your parents or other family members, or enter a family partnership.
Amount Available: Loan up to $2 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

Farm Investment Loans

Farm Investment Loans provide farm businesses with loans to help build and maintain a strong, resilient and profitable business.
Amount Available: Loan up to $2 million
Closing Date: 30 June 2026

Farm Household Allowance

Provides help to eligible farmers, and their partners, experiencing financial hardship. It offers planning and training for long-term financial improvements.

FHA is a package of assistance available to cash-strapped farming families, regardless of the source of the hardship. The assistance includes up to 4 years of fortnightly income support in every 10-year period.

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements
Closing Date: no current closing date

Seedlab Australia Grant

Seedlab Australia is set to help food and drink start-ups and SME’s across Australia, to hone their craft and become retail ready.

Seedlab Australia will help businesses start, scale and grow to pitch to major retailers through a program of training and support from industry experts spanning business strategy, production, range, distribution and branding.

The program will identify food producers with the potential to scale and thrive in retail across innovative, high growth categories such as health and wellness, sustainably produced, and plant-based products. These criteria will evolve and be more fully defined in the fullness of time.

Amount Available: Support and Training
Closing Date: no current closing date

FIAL: Project Fund Programme

Project Fund Programme is a key offering under the Industry Growth Centre initiative. Through 1:1 matched funding, the programme encourages businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to find the right commercialisation solutions for their novel produce, product, process or service.

The programme provides access to tailored, world class research targeted at helping you to find the right commercialisation solutions for your novel produce, product, process or service.

Amount Available: From $100,000 to $2,000,000
Closing Date: no current closing date

Tax deductions for primary producer deposits

The Farm Management Deposits Scheme provides primary production businesses with tax deductions on farm management deposits to help them deal with inconsistent income from natural disasters, climate and market changes
Amount Available: Tax deductions on Farm management deposits
Closing Date: no current closing date

First Start Loan – Commercial Fisher

First Start Loans provide you with with finance up to $2,000,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your first commercial wild-catch fishing enterprise. Obtain the finance you need to enter into a wild-catch fishing enterprise or become a full-time commercial wild-catch fisher.
Amount Available: Loan up to $2 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

Sustainability Loan – Commercial Fisher

Sustainability Loans provide you with finance up to $1,300,000 to cover capital costs to achieve a more productive and sustainable commercial wild-catch fishing enterprise.
Amount Available: Loan up to $1.3 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

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