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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5041

National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities

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Community Grants Hub

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1800 020 283

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GO ID:
GO5041
Agency:
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Close Date & Time:
12-Oct-2021 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
2021-5971
Primary Category:
111003 - Farming
Publish Date:
7-Sep-2021
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

Description:

National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants: Soil Extension Activities

The grant round will support soil extension activities that contribute to achieving the program outcomes outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. These activities will be supported by a National Community of Practice. Performance against program outcomes will be measured through regular reporting and monitoring and evaluation plans.

Eligible extension activities will be delivered to farmers, land managers and the wider network of farm advisers. They will promote management practices that leads to better soil health including promoting the National Soil Monitoring and Incentives Pilot Program, soil testing and interpretation of results, and lead to improved sustainable soil management practices through the development and promotion of communication products, education awareness and training sessions, and on-ground trials and demonstrations.

Extension activities must be provided by a suitably qualified person, with qualifications in soil science or a similar field, demonstrated experience in soil management, or in the process of attaining qualifications or experience.

The program will run from February 2022 to 30 June 2023. Available grants are over 2 years for a minimum of $100,000 ($50,000 per year) or a maximum of $250,000 ($125,000 per year), up to a maximum of $2 million.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a grant you must be an organisation capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth. To be eligible you must have relevant background and experience in agriculture and/or natural resource management (specific experience relating to soils and their management is essential), and be one of the following entity types:

  • Commonwealth Company
  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate Commonwealth Entity
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Local Government
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
  • Sole Trader
  • Statutory Entity
  • If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an eligible entity type as listed above.

Applications from consortia are eligible, if you have a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and who is an eligible entity as per the list above. Eligible organisations can form a consortium with ineligible organisations.

If you do not meet these requirements, you will not be eligible, and your application will not progress to assessment.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here

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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

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1800 020 283

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