Agriculture Resilience and Recovery Program VIC


This program provides farm and food processing businesses with funding to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Open
Close date: 31 Dec 2021.

What do you get?

Funding of between $10,000 and $300,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian farm businesses, food processing businesses and accommodation providers.

Overview

Funding is available to farm businesses, food processing businesses and accommodation providers to provide on-farm infrastructure, accommodation, business upgrades or new facilities, and support services for the agricultural workforce consistent with COVIDSafe standards.

The program has 3 funding streams:

  • The Business Resilience and Recovery stream will support eligible farm and food processing businesses to adapt business operations to manage the risk of, or to maintain production through, the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Place-based Worker Support stream will support farm and food processing businesses to attract and retain a sustainable workforce, through increased supply and access to COVIDSafe worker accommodation in areas where accommodation shortages are a barrier for jobseekers.
  • The Training and Education stream will provide enduring support for farm and food processing workers to access information and services and ensure businesses are providing COVIDSafe work practices for workers.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • a primary producer or food processing operation located in rural or regional Victoria
  • be an accommodation provider, seeking funding to be used solely to support a primary producer or food processing operation.

To be eligible, you must:

  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and held that ABN at 16 March 2020
  • have a turnover of more than $75,000 in the 2020- 21 financial year
  • contribute at least 50% of the total project costs.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Agriculture Resilience and Recovery Program.