AGRICULTURE/MARITIME

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 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $25,000
Closing Date: 01 May 2021 or until funds are fully allocated 

Producer Technology Uptake Program Grant

AgriFutures Australia is delivering this national pilot program over 12 months in partnership with established producer groups. Eligible groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to deliver a bespoke technology uptake program which will include a producer workshop, as well as other activities identified by the group, to introduce technology solutions and kick start technology adoption across their member base.

To be eligible for the AgriFutures Australia Producer Technology Uptake Program, you must 

  • Be based in Australia 
  • Be a producer group, representing producer members (farmers, fishers and/ or foresters) 
  • Have a registered ABN 
  • Have a group with at least 10 producers committed to attending a training workshop 

Amount Available: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: 22 April 2021

International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) Grant

If the scheduled IFAM supported flights do not meet an exporter’s needs, the exporter may discuss their options with their freight forwarder and consider applying for grant assistance through IFAM. Freight forwarders can apply for grant assistance on behalf of the exporter.

Amount Available: Dependent on Requirements
Closing Date: 30 June 2021

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

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

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

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