Drought Preparedness Grants


Drought Preparedness Grants

Offers up to $50,000 as a co-contribution grant to assist primary producers undertake on-farm capital improvements that will improve the drought preparedness of their property.

The Drought Preparedness Grant Scheme aims at helping primary producers offset the cost of new permanent capital infrastructure, to improve the resilience to drought of your primary production business.

Primary producers can now apply for a grant of 25 per cent of the cost of purchasing new permanent capital infrastructure to a maximum amount of $50,000.

Producers may receive a maximum cumulative amount of $50,000 over five years.

To be eligible for funding, the project will:
– Involve the purchase and installation of new permanent capital infrastructure
– Improve the ability of the primary production business to prepare for; continue to operate in or recover from, drought conditions
– Be a drought preparedness activity listed in your Farm Business Resilience Plan for the primary production business
– Not have already commenced the project before the assistance is approved.

To be eligible for a Drought Preparedness Grant, applicants need to demonstrate:
– At least one person in the primary production business meets the definition of a primary producer
– An ability to provide the remaining contribution to the grant requested
– That appropriate regulatory approvals have been obtained.

Click here to view full funding guidelines on the provider’s website.