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National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program - Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Close Date & Time:
23-Feb-2023 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
111004 - Rural Development
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting organisations in an open process to apply to deliver services under the National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program - Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round from June 2023 to June 2025. 

A national approach to traceability reform, with government and industry co-designing an efficient, streamlined, and internationally recognised traceability system, is central to the growth of Australia’s agricultural sector. In support of this approach, this program is designed to align with the objectives under the draft National Agricultural Traceability Strategy 2023 to 2033 that was co-designed by industry and the department and was opened for consultation on 19 October 2022.

Demonstrating the sector’s sustainability credentials is becoming increasingly important for Australia’s agricultural production and export. An agriculture credential can be viewed as a provable product claim that provides assurance regarding the presence of characteristics or attributes that cannot be easily observed. 

Data is a key component to any credential which helps provide the evidence and assurance that is expected from consumers in key export markets and trading partners. Verifying the agriculture sector’s sustainability credentials through consistent data standards and reporting is critical for our ongoing future market access and economic growth.

This grant program is designed to support the agriculture sector verify its sustainability credentials through consistent collection, measurement and reporting of data. 


To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of GST
  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution.

You must also be one of the eligible entity types listed in section 4.1 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and a:

  • peak industry body
  • research organisation, or
  • lead organisation of a consortia.

Further detail is provided in sections 4 and 7.2 of the Grant Opportunit Guidelines

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Assessment of applications - Within 10 weeks from the closing date

Approval of outcomes of selection process - Within 13 weeks from the closing date

Notification to unsuccessful applicants - Within 14 weeks from the closing date

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - Within 22 weeks from the closing date

Earliest start date of grant activity - June 2023

End date of grant activity - 30 June 2025

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply you must:

  • complete the online application form, please see 'Submit Application'
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • include all necessary attachments to the application
  • submit your application to GrantConnect by 9:00 pm AEDT on 23 February 2023.

You can only submit one application for this grant opportunity. If more than one application is submitted for the same project, the latest accepted application will progress.

Other Instructions:

Please use:

  • Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round - Questions and Answers - version 5 
Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283