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Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program

This program provides farmers, agricultural-dependent communities and businesses with funding to undertake projects to help them prepare for, and respond to, future droughts and climate change.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding of between $500,000 and $1 million.


Who is this for?

Organisations, farmer groups and farm businesses.


Funding is available for projects that:

  • are targeted at improving the drought resilience of agriculture
  • involve trial and demonstration practices to improve management of natural capital in ways that directly support drought resilience
  • focus on achieving and measuring impacts at scale, particularly landscape scale
  • provide case studies to support scaling out of successful practices through robust monitoring, measurement and communication of project impacts.

These grants will support innovative projects that equip farmers and agricultural-dependent communities and businesses with the tools and capacity to adapt, reorganise, transition and/or transform in preparation for drought conditions such as changing temperature, increasing variability and scarcity of rainfall, and changed seasonality of rainfall.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applications are sought from eligible entities or consortia with a lead that is an eligible entity.

To be eligible, the lead applicant must be:

  • based in Australia
  • capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth.

Eligibility criteria also apply to the proposed project to be undertaken.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program.