Grants and funding
Smart Farms Small Grants
Applications are now open for the final round of Smart Farms Small Grants.
Supporting soil extension activities over a two-year timeframe, the grants program is offering grants between $100,000 and $250,000 and will welcome applications from individuals or organisations.
Activities will aim to improve farmer use of soil data and help them act on results with evidence-based smart farming practices.
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Fourteen projects from around the SA Arid Lands region received Grassroots Grants funding in a competitive round that attracted a diverse range of applications from every corner of the region.
Funded projects in the 2021-22 round included an expansion to thermal technology trials for monitoring surveys, a weeds project at Iron Knob, development of two different native plant guides and monitoring of Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby populations by Yappala Indigenous rangers.
Full details of funded projects can be found here
Pastoral Sustainability Grants now closed.
Applications have now closed for the second round of Pastoral Sustainability Grants.
The Building Pastoral Sustainability (BPS) project is designed to build on the capacity and resilience of pastoral businesses in the SA Arid Lands. Throughout the three-year program the pastoral industry will be supported to develop and promote sustainable businesses for a regionally strong and competitive industry.
Included in the BPS project are grants for pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies that will help them better adapt to varying climates and markets, and improve the sustainability of businesses in the SAAL region.
This project is delivered by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Round 2 of the Pastoral Sustainability Grants offered between $10,000 and $30,000 (ex GST) with a total funding pool of up to $90,000.
Guidelines and frequently asked questions about the grants are available here.
You can read about grant projects funded in round one here. Our latest Across the Outback takes a look at the Buckleboo regenerative grazing project. You can find it here on Page 7.
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides funding to regional communities.
FRRR has a range of grants targeted at regional communities that support a variety of initiatives. These grants can be used to improve and build infrastructure, to fund community gardens, fund events and almost anything to do with wellbeing.
You can find out more here