Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Innovation


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.

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What do you get?

Funding amounts vary.

 

Who is this for?

Organisations, farmer groups and farm businesses.

Overview

There are 3 funding streams:

  • Ideas Grants - funding of up to $50,000 (GST inclusive) for one year
  • Proof-of-Concept Grants - funding of up to $120,000 (GST inclusive) for one year
  • Innovation Grants - funding of between $300,000 to $1.1 million (GST inclusive) per year for a maximum of 3 years.

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 Resilience Innovation.