Up to $15,000 is available from Rural Resilience Grant to help ACT rural landholders to undertake drought resilience activities.
ACT Rural Resilience Grant
Rural Resilience Grants provides drought affected farmers in the ACT with funding to build capacity and improve infrastructure to better manage the risks and impacts associated with drought.
The 2018/19 grants will focus on supporting rural landholders to increase their immediate and future drought resilience. During 2018/19 the ACT Rural Resilience Grants will co-fund:
- Drought management and property planning to inform farm business decisions and/or on-ground work/infrastructure—up to $5,000. A combined application from a number of landholders would also be considered.
- On-ground works/infrastructure that reduce the immediate impact of drought and build longer term resilience of the farm business—up to $10,000. A combined application from a number of landholders would also be considered.
Funding will be available to individual landholders or groups of landholders for drought resilience activities:
- Up to $5,000 will be available to individual landholders for drought management and property planning.
- Up to $10,000 will be available to individual landholders for drought related on-ground works or infrastructure.
These individual landholder limits will apply to combined applications from groups of landholders. For example, if three landholders apply in a combined application, each landholder can benefit to a maximum of $5,000 for property planning and $10,000 for on-ground works or infrastructure.
The 2018/2019 ACT Rural Resilience Grants are focused on helping landholders reduce the immediate impact of continued dry weather and/or build longer term drought resilience through planning and on-ground works.
Funding may be used for:
- planning assistance for managing drought, drought recovery and drought resilience measures
- fencing projects that minimise drought impact e.g. kangaroo exclusion fencing, sacrifice paddocks
- invasive plant and pest control measures
- fodder storage and water infrastructure
- water storage and distribution improvements.
To be eligible, you must:
- be an ACT rural landholder
- be undertaking the proposed activities in your application on an ACT rural property.
Applications close 17 September 2018.