Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin is receiving applications for the 2019-2020 NRM Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants. Applications open Saturday 1 June 2019 with final submissions due by 5pm ACST Monday 15 July 2019.
The Agricultural Small Grants are designed to allow groups to undertake agricultural training, skills and knowledge building activities. This grant is intended for eligible groups who are currently operating within the Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin region
How much can be applied for?
A maximum of $3,000 (GST Exc.) is available per group applying.
When do projects need to be completed by?
Projects must be completed, all funding acquitted, and project final reports completed and submitted on or before Monday 29 May 2020. There will be no opportunities for project extensions.
Who can apply?
The Agricultural Knowledge Small Grant is available to the following existing groups:
•farming system groups
•field day committees
•Landcare and Local Action Planning groups
•consultant facilitated farmer groups
•non-government and not for profit organisations working to improve agriculture.
Funding through the Agriculture Knowledge Small Grants is anticipated to give groups the opportunity to undertake agricultural training, skills and knowledge building in the following land management/farming issues:
– managing soil acidification
– reducing the risk of soil and nutrient loss from wind erosion
– opportunities for increasing soil organic carbon
– reducing the risk of soil and nutrient loss from hillslope (water) erosion.
Eligible projects will demonstrate the following:
– be driven from an agricultural or horticultural farming group perspective
– be conducted within the SAMDB NRM region
– build knowledge and skills of the group
– facilitate improved management of natural resources.
Groups must be pre-existing and can be formal or non-formal. State and federal government agencies are ineligible to apply.
Please note: All outstanding reports from previous funding rounds must be completed to be eligible.
Need assistance or more information?
For assistance, more information, or to discuss your project proposal, please contact Eliza Rieger, Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 416 684.