Smart Farms Small Grants

Smart Farms Small Grants provide individuals and organisations involved in farming, fishing and forestry with funding for projects that help develop best practice in sustainable agriculture.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding of between $5,000 and $100,000.

Who is this for?

Individuals and organisations involved in farming, fishing and forestry businesses.


Small Farms Small Grants provides individuals and organisations with funding for projects which support changes to land manager practices to develop best practice sustainable agriculture in order to:

  • deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business
  • protect Australia's biodiversity
  • protect and improve the condition of natural resources
  • assist Australia in meeting its international obligations

Funding can be used for activities which contribute to achieving the following outcomes:

  • Outcome 1 – increased adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture
  • Outcome 2 – increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an entity capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable agreement with the Commonwealth
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • if an individual, be a permanent resident of Australia

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Apply for the Smart Farms Small Grants

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.