20 Million Trees grant round 3 now open
Community groups, organisations or individuals can now apply for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 (GST exclusive) for tree planting projects.

A total of $6 million is available. Projects must support a threatened ecological community and/or threatened species. Applications close 15 August. More

Food Innovation Australia Project Fund
Supports innovation projects that encourage collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, to lift productivity and competitiveness. Matching funding provided over $100,000. More

Plant a Banksia campaign
Birdlife Australia is calling for expressions of interest from community groups and schools in the Perth and Peel region to access between 200-1000 banksia seedlings to improve habitat for Black Cockatoos. More

Water Irrigation Innovation Grants
$20 million is available for projects such as closed-system technologies for horticultural enterprises, the development of feasibility and market studies, demonstration and infrastructure projects. Applications open soon. More

Heritage and Conservation Grants
Lotterywest has funding available to help organisations conserve, protect, explain and share various aspects of our heritage. More

Farming Together  – Farm Cooperatives and Collaboration
The $14.9m Farming Together initiative is open for applications to boost farmer-based collaborations.  The national, two year campaign is a resource for primary producers to help value-add, build marketplace strength and boost returns. More

State NRM Program Community Action Grants
An initiative of the WA Government, the State NRM Program recognises the efforts of not-for-profit and volunteer-based groups and networks, by supporting important NRM activities. Applications close 10 July. More

Junior Landcare Grants
Does your school, childcare centre or youth group have a dream to create a garden space so your community can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors and amongst nature?
Landcare Australia is currently offering 15 grants of $1500 each for innovative design ideas for your groups garden. The grants are open until June 29th so get planning and send in your design ideas today! More

Aid for smaller exporters
The Australian Government is offering funds to help smaller exporters improve market access across the dairy, eggs, fish, horticultural, grain and meat sectors. More

Top training recognised
The national Australian Training Awards recognise excellence in training. Ag-related businesses have been pre-eminent in the industry collaboration award of past years, and there are separate sections for small, medium and large employers. More

Inspiring Entrepreneurs grants
Grants of up to $20K are offered by the Australian government for community organisations to set up spaces offering students hands-on experience blending science, technology, engineering and maths with entrepreneurship. Ongoing until funds exhausted.
The Incubator Support initiative helps establish new incubators in regions or sectors with high innovation potential, and for existing incubators looking to expand their services. More

Entrepreneurs Sought
The Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme aims to boost business competitiveness and productivity through: Research Connections, Accelerating Commercialisation, Business Evaluations, Supply Chain Facilitation, Business Growth Services, and Business Growth Grants. Ongoing.  More

National Ag Opportunity
Applications are now open for the $14.9m national Farming Together program. This Federal Government initiative is a two-year campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power.
Any Australian citizen who farms within the ATO-recognised guidelines can register to receive a free one-on-one consultation to discuss their opportunities and appetite to create a successful collaborative group.  This could be either as a co-operative, as a collective bargaining entity or as a less-formal collaborative group. Existing groupings may also apply.
The most-promising groups will be offered assistance for product research and development. Areas that are covered include advice on marketing, capital-raising, packaging, logistics and exporting as well as non-ongoing consultancy appointments. More or 1800 00 55 55.

Export grants available
Australian Government grants are available to promote cooperation in accessing international markets. Applications may be submitted for projects valued from $55,000 to $1.65m (GST inclusive). There are no set funding rounds and applications for program funding can be submitted at any time until 31 December 2018 or until all funds have been allocated. More 

Conservation project grants
FNPW funds conservation all around Australia. The conservation of habitat, threatened species, and cultural heritage are priorities, as are accessible National Parks and environmental education.
Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals are evaluated by FNPW’s Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.
More information can be found here.

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