Grant funding is available for farmers.
Grant funding is available for farmers. Heath Pukallus

Last chance for smarter farming funding

FARMERS have one week remaining to apply for the smart farms small grants.

Applications for the National Landcare Program grants will close at 11.30pm on Friday January 11.

There are three elements which make up the conservation program designed to protect the natural resources such as Australian soils, water, vegetation and biodiversity.

Administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Smart Farms will run from 2022 to 2023.

Smart farming partnerships will invest $55 million through two rounds of competitive grants into medium to large scale projects to encourage the development, trial and roll-out of innovative tools and farm practices.

Whereas the smart farms small grants is a $55 million competitive small grants program over several rounds.

This supports the adoption of best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity.

The Building Landcare Community and Capacity will invest $24 million to support the sharing of knowledge and achievements and promote community leadership.

Farmers interested in the grant can apply by visiting the Australian Government Community Grants Hub website.