- Our farmers manage 46 per cent of the NT’s land.
- Smart Farm Small Grants of between $5,000 – $100,000 available
- Part of the $134 million for the Smart Farm Programme through the next phase of the $1 billion National Landcare Programme.
- Round One opened 24 October and closes 7 December 2017.
Farmers, fishers, community and industry groups in the Northern Territory can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems to adapt to change.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, called for applications from local farmers and community and industry groups for the competitive $50 million over six years Smart Farms Small Grants programme, through the National Landcare Programme, which opened on 24 October 2017.
“Our farmers know the importance of protecting and caring for the land so they are able to pass on productive and healthy farms to future generations,” Senator Scullion said.
“Territorians value what the National Landcare Programme has brought to the table since it started in 1989.
“Numerous locals have taken the opportunity to get involved in Landcare over the years and now we have extended the opportunity for more farmers and community groups to apply for grants that will help develop the next generation of smart farms.
“Smart Farms Small Grants will enable farmers to develop and extend new tools, methods and technology for farmers to continue to be at the forefront of land management.
“I know that our farmers are innovators, and the government is supporting that innovative thinking to help local farmers continue to profitably farm smarter, not harder.”
For more information on the grant and how to apply: www.nrm.gov.au