National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3

Category Farming

Status Open

Delivered on behalf of Department of Agriculture

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3.

Smart Farms Small Grants is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.

The purpose of Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations.

The purpose will be achieved by supporting projects that contribute to achieving one or both of the program outcomes outlined below:

  • Outcome 1 – Increased adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture
  • Outcome 2 – Increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture

A total of $43.5 million (GST exclusive) is available for Smart Farms Small Grants across an anticipated six annual rounds (2017–18 to 2022–23).

  • The first round opened for applications in October 2017 from which the then Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources approved 77 projects.
  • The second round opened 13 November 2018 and the then Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources approved 110 projects.
  • This grant opportunity is the third round.

More information

More information about the National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement with General Grant Conditions
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement Supplementary Terms
  • Budget template

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2019-3407 - National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents