15 November 2018

Funding for farmers and innovators in Corangamite

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, is calling on local landholders and community groups to apply for round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants.

Ms Henderson said Landcare groups, NRM bodies, Indigenous organisations and community groups in Corangamite could apply for grants of between $5,000 and $200,000.

“The Coalition Government is supporting farmers and community groups to make a difference,” Ms Henderson said.

“This is a chance for locals to receive funding and build on the work they’ve already started.

“I know there is a lot of work being done locally to support smart farming practices and to protect and improve natural resources.

“We are providing funding for new projects to improve our soil, biodiversity and vegetation.

“They will also help support water security and promote climate-smart farming.

“The first round of funding was highly competitive and I strongly encourage those who missed out to apply again.”

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said smart farms grants could make a real difference locally.

“The future of Aussie agriculture lies in sustainable farming and land management, and we want to help kick that along.”

More information is available online. Visit the Community Grants Hub to apply.

15 November 2018