Smart Farms Small Grants
Round 3 of Smart Farms Small Grants are open
The Smart Farms Small Grants opportunity is being offered by the Australian Government.
The outcomes are to:
- Increase adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture
- Increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.
Amounts between $5,000 and $50,000 are available. The maximum project period is two years.
The purpose of the grant is to:
- Encourage change to deliver a more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business
- Protect Australia’s biodiversity
- Protect and improve the condition of natural resources
- Assist Australia meet its international obligations.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- Corporate Commonwealth Entity or State or Territory Entity
- Incorporated Association
- Indigenous Corporation
- International Entity
- Local Government
- Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
- Sole Trader
- Statutory Entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust.
Requirements in the application
- General questions and short title
- Brief description of activity (150 words/1000 char)
- What do you want to achieve/objectives (525 words/3500 char)
- Why is it important and worthwhile / what will happen if you don’t do your project (525 words/3500 char)
- Describe the project activities, when they will occur, who will participate, who will deliver them, how each will contribute to overall outcomes (525 words/3500 char)
- Describe how your project will contribute to the outcomes 1 and/or 2 (525 words/3500 char)
- How the amount requested is appropriate to the outcomes you will achieve (300 words/2000 char)
- Describe the public benefits that will occur because of your project (300 words/2000 char)
- Details of any private benefits from the project (300 words/2000 char)
- Your experience with comparable projects / capability to implement, monitor and report (300 words/2000 char)
- How you will engage with stakeholders (300 words/2000 char)
- How you will promote the project outcomes and maintain the project in the future (300 words/2000 char)
- Budget (using template)
The closing date is the 19 December, 2019.
Indigo Gold’s tips
- Check out some of the successful recipients from previous rounds as this will give you some great ideas of what makes a winning project.
- It’s important your project collaborates with other farmers and groups.
You can read more about this grant on the relevant webpage.
Do you need to learn how to create a great application? If you do, my 5-part grant writing webinar series is just the thing you need. Read more about it here.