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ACT Smoke Taint Grants

This grant supports ACT wine grape producers who have suffered crop damage due to smoke taint as a result of the 2019-20 bushfires.

Close date: 31 Dec 2020 12:00 AM AEDT.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $10,000.

Who is this for?

 ACT wine grape producers impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires.


This funding supports wine grape producers who have suffered crop damage from smoke taint caused by the 2019-20 bushfires, and who are located outside the areas that are eligible for the Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries (EBRPI) and Small Business Bushfire Support grants.

Examples of eligible costs, include but are not limited to:

  • meeting standing business costs, including utilities, salaries and rent
  • seeking financial advice to support the recovery of the business
  • adjusting the business to be viable in the changed local context following the bushfires
  • developing the business and extending business reach through marketing and communications activities
  • improvements to make the business more resilient to future disasters

Applicants are required to make a dollar-for-dollar co-contribution to the value of the grant applied for.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a wine grape producer
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the eligible disaster
  • be located outside of the local government areas eligible for the Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries (EBRPI) grant or the Small Business Bushfire Support grant
  • have had the 2020 vintage of wine grape harvest tainted by smoke from the 2019-20 bushfires and be able to provide evidence to support that claim
  • have suffered a decline in revenue or grapes harvested of 40% or more in a relevant 3-month period (compared to a relevant 3-month period in the previous year) since 1 August 2019

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at ACT Smoke Taint Grants.