Local farmers, fishers, community and industry groups can now apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity in Wright.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the grants were available through the National Landcare Program’s new $50 million Smart Farming Small Grants program.
“Our farmers know the importance of protecting and caring for the land so they are able to pass on productive and healthy farms to our future generations,” Mr Buchholz said.
“These grants will support our local farmers and community groups to develop innovative farming, forestry and fishing practices in our local region.”
The Smart Farms Small Grants program will provide grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to develop and extend new tools, methods and technology for farmers to continue to be at the forefront of land management.
Applications for the Smart Farms Small Grants program close on 7 December 2017.
Mr Buchholz said projects supported by the grants program could make a real difference in the local community.
“I know that our local farmers are innovators, and I’m glad to part of a government supporting that innovative thinking to help local farmers continue to farm smarter, not harder.”
“I strongly encourage people who have a good idea about how to improve soils, vegetation and biodiversity in Wright to apply for one of these grants and make that idea a reality.”
For more information on the grant and how to apply, visit www.nrm.gov.au