Two weeks left for farmers’ grants

18 February 2015
Terrain NRM

Hooded Sprayer funded und Reef Rescue

Hooded Sprayer funded und Reef Rescue

Wet Tropics Farmers have less than two weeks to register their interest for their Reef Water Quality and Innovation projects. This is the final round of the Australian Government’s Reef Water Quality Grants Programme which has been running for eight years and has seen $24.3 million injected into agricultural industries in the Wet Tropics.

“The programme has been very popular with farmers across the Wet Tropics, with over 1200 projects funded to improve farming practices in the last seven years. This round of grants is available to sugarcane, banana, multi-cropping and dairy industries,” said Terrain’s Reef Team Leader, Deb Bass.

“With farmers required to register their interest by 6th March, we encourage them to contact their industry Grants Officer now to discuss project ideas.”

Single farm grants are available for up to $30,000 and multiple farm grants for up to $150,000.  Small grants are available for up to $5,000 and Mill area grants for up to $150,000.

Innovation grants are also available under the Reef Programme for trialling and testing processes and practices that have the potential to significantly improve water quality for the long term.

Support is available to farmers to develop their applications with information, guidelines and Grants Officer contact details available at www.terrain.org.au.

The programme is supported by Terrain NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

For further information please contact:

Story    Deb Bass         0437 731 081     deb.bass@terrain.org.au

Media   Kath Dryden      0439 737 023     kathryn.dryden@terrain.org.au

Please Note:  Carole Sweatman CEO  Terrain would be available for interviews.

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