Round 4 of the Smart Farms Small Grants program are now open. Under this round, the Australian Government has made grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 available to support one to two-year projects that will help farming, forestry and fishing groups and communities increase their awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt smart and sustainable agriculture practices.
Through the $43.5 million Smart Farms Smalls Grants program, the Government aims to help make our agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and forestry industries more sustainable, productive and profitable.
The Government is working to achieve this by funding organisations and inviduals to carry out sustainable agriculture projects, and by supporting projects that build the capacity and capability of our farmers, fishers, foresters, and broader communities, to adopt best practice natural resource management methods and practices.
Through these projects, we are working not only to increase the production and profitability of our businesses, but also to protect and improve the condition of our natural resources, especially soils and vegetation, which will assist in protecting Australia’s biodiversity and benefit our businesses in the long run.
Organisations and individuals can apply for Smart Farm Small Grants to fund projects that promote and deliver adoption of best practice sustainable land management. Applicants may also apply for projects that strengthen the capacity of Landcare groups and others to build their capability to adopt best practices. Projects can be delivered locally, regionally and multi-regionally.
Green Adelaide’s Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design (BSUD) Grants are now open!
The primary objective of the biodiversity sensitive urban design grants is to reduce the impacts of urbanisation on native flora and fauna in Green Adelaide and to expand and improve habitat resources in the urban area to contribute to the conservation of South Australian biodiversity and to enhance environmental connections and wellbeing within the community.
This inaugural round for 2020-21 is being offered primarily as a pilot to help Green Adelaide determine the interest and capacity of stakeholders to develop and deliver BSUD initiatives. This will enable us to improve future funding rounds and identify other support mechanisms/resources that may help improve the adoption or effectiveness of BSUD projects in South Australia.
Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design (BSUD) grants offer applicants funding and support to build understanding, skills and commitment for developing or implementing initiatives that align with the principles of BSUD in Green Adelaide.
A total of up to $200,000 including GST is on offer.
BSUD encourages partnerships between a range of disciplines and organisations to achieve innovative and effective conservation objectives whilst taking into account other land-use objectives. Grant applicants are encouraged to partner with organisations or individuals who can help develop and deliver a well-rounded BSUD project.
When do applications close?
10 am on Monday 28th September 2020.
Who is eligible for the grants?
The grants are open to any applicant capable of entering into a grant agreement with the Green Adelaide Board. Projects will be within urban areas of Green Adelaide. Landscape region boundaries can be explored at https://statewide.landscape.sa.gov.au/.