Joint Media Release with Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources The Hon David Littleproud MP
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, is calling on local landholders and community groups to apply for round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants.
Senator Scullion said Territory Landcare groups, NRM bodies, Indigenous organisations and community groups could apply for grants of between $5,000 and $200,000.
“The CLP is supporting farmers and community groups to make a difference,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is a chance for locals to receive funding and build on the work they’ve already started,” Senator Scullion said.
“We are providing funding for new projects to improve our soil, biodiversity and vegetation.
“They will also help support water security and promote climate-smart farming.
“The first round of funding was highly competitive and I strongly encourage those who missed out to apply again.
“Given the current Labor Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s continuing neglect of our primary and rural industries, these grants are an important part of the CLPs commitment to ensuring the ongoing success of the Territory’s farm sector.
“While Territory Labor is hell bent on banning live exports and destroying farmers livelihoods, only the CLP is prepared to stand up and fight for our farmers and their futures.”
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said smart farms grants could make a real difference locally.
“The future of Aussie agriculture lies in sustainable farming and land management, and we want to help kick that along.”
Applications close on Friday 11 January 2019.