Grants of up to $1.5 million are available to help farmers prepare for the future by developing and adopting innovative practices and technologies.
The Innovation Grants, provided through the Caring for our Country Agriculture stream, are available to farming system groups, industry, agribusiness, companies in the food chain, research bodies, community groups, universities and individuals.
Eligible projects include:
Funding applications are due 2pm (AEST) on Thursday 4 July 2013.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for community gardens, city farms and similar activities, and grants of up to $25,000 are available for farmers’ markets, food rescue and similar activities.
The Community Food Grants are an opportunity for not-for-profit groups to bring local communities together to grow, prepare and share food. One of the new initiatives of the National Food Plan, the program supports projects which aim to build networks, connect farmers and consumers, improve knowledge about food production and preparation, improve knowledge about how food is grown and to help provide surplus safe and nutritious food to disadvantaged groups.
For more information visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.
Applications close 5:00pm (AEST) on Thursday 4 July 2013.
Community based groups including local interest and environmental groups are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Waste Authority’s Community Grants Scheme (CGS). Previous projects have been funded to:
Note – small projects are encouraged but larger ones may be considered up to the maximum of $20,000.
For more information visit the website or contact the Department of Environment and Conservation Grants Officer Bianca King on 6467 5318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close Friday 14 June 2013.
The Western Australian Government is making available $3 million to fund community projects as part of the 2013 State NRM Program.
Grants of between $10 000 and $50 000 are available to eligible groups for any on-ground activity that will assist in the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation or enhancement of a local natural area, including land, water or marine areas, or the conservation of biodiversity.
Grants are available to eligible schools, industry groups, not-for-profit organisations, local governments and environment action groups.
Some of the activities that received grants in 2012 include vermin control, rehabilitation of dune systems, developing software to identify sea lions using photos taken by community members; and surveying the distribution and abundance of Aboriginal medicine tree along the Fitzroy River
Applications are due by 5 pm Friday 5 July 2013.
Western Australia’s coastal environments have unique and diverse values. They face a range of difficult challenges including the effects of climate change, population growth, competing uses and degradation.
Coastwest Grants are provided by the Western Australian Planning Commission to support projects designed as a response to these challenges, which improve the condition and amenity of these coastal environments.
Grants are provided to partnerships of community groups and coastal managers to undertake on-ground coastal and marine rehabilitation, restoration and preventative conservation projects.
The grants also look to build the skills and capacity of Western Australian communities and to encourage and maintain their involvement in coastal planning and management.
A total of $500 000 is available. Applications for grants of up to $150 000 will be considered although applications for lesser amounts, particularly between $20 000 and $50 000, are encouraged.
Applications close 24 June 2013. It is expected that successful applications will be announced in October 2013. Projects should be able to commence from this date and be completed within 12 months.
For more information visit the Planning WA website.
This is a $200 million competative, merit-based grants program. It will support Australian food and foundry manufacturers to maintain competitiveness in a carbon-constrained economy, through investments in energy-efficient capital equipment and low pollution technologies, processes and products. This program will provide grant funding over a six-year period from 2011/12 to 2016/17.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is seeking applications for project funding under the $64 million Extension and Outreach Program, as part of the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Futures Program.
Grants will support a range of activities to deliver information to farmers, land managers and their key advisors to assist them to reduce land sector greenhouse gas emissions and to participate in the Carbon Farming Initiative.
Applications are sought from businesses or private organisations, such as agri-businesses or a farm advisor/consulting companies, farming groups or industry associations, natural resource management organisations, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisations and research, development and extension organisations. Applicants must have a current Australian Business Number.
Applications can be submitted at any time until April 2016.
Other Grants available at http://grantsdirectory.dlg.wa.gov.au/GrantsLists.aspx