Smart Farms Small Grants boost for Hume soil

Tuesday, 07 September 2021

Individuals and organisations can apply for a share of $13 million in Australian Government Smart Farms Small Grants funding for activities to assist farmers and land managers improve their understanding and management of their soil. 
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the final round of Smart Farms Small Grants would fund a diverse range of soil extension activities across Australia. 
“These grants will promote knowledge and awareness of soil and lead to better soil management practices for our local farmers and land managers at the grassroots level,” Mr Taylor said 
“Better soil management will deliver productivity benefits to farmers and land managers in this region.” 
Under this round, multiple activities may be applied for in one application. Grants are available for between $100,000 to $250,000 per activity and will be delivered over two years.  
Applicants may apply for a maximum of $2 million per application.  
Eligible activities could include engaging a soil extension officer; conducting soil management workshops, seminars, roadshows or field days; creating communications products, webinars or online materials; and/or establishing trials, demonstrations and monitoring sites. 
Extension Activities will seek to improve soil management, improving productivity and profitability. These measures will also support and complement the two-year National Soil Monitoring and Incentives Pilot Program, which forms part of the National Soil Strategy. 
For more information and details on how to apply, visit the Community Grants Hub