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Grant applications open for $34.2 million federal Future Drought Funds Drought Resilience Innovation Grants program

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for organisations to apply for projects to manage and prepare for drought.

By news@gippsland - 5th August 2021 - Back to News

Local MP Darren Chester said $34.2 million was available through the Future Drought Funds Drought Resilience Innovation Grants program. "Gippsland has suffered the impacts of drought for many years and it is important we prepare for future drought events and the impacts on our region."

Local MP Darren Chester said $34.2 million was available through the Future Drought unds Drought Resilience Innovation Grants program

Local MP Darren Chester said $34.2 million was available through the Future Drought unds Drought Resilience Innovation Grants program

Mr Chester said, "Resilience with future drought events is dependent on new ideas and innovation for the industry and that is what this funding is designed for. We depend on farmers and primary producers so it is vital that they have the best practices, technologies and businesses to remain viable during drought."

Drought resilience grant types

Three grant types are available for the Drought Resilience Innovation grants:

  • Ideas Grants will provide $50,000 for one year
  • Proof-of-Concept Grants will provide funding of up to $120,000 for one year
  • Innovation Grants will provide funding of between $300,000 to $1.1 million per year for a maximum of 3 years

Mr Chester said the grants are split to ensure all types of projects can be considered for funding.

Splitting the funding

Mr Chester also said, "Splitting the funding between three streams ensures that projects still in the developmental stage, as well as those in the implementation stage can be funded. I encourage organisations and community groups with projects to submit an Expression of Interest and help to improve the regions drought resilience."

For further information and to apply visit the drought resilience innovation grants program.

Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.


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