Farmers, fishers, and community and industry groups in the Gunnedah Shire can apply for grants of between $5000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of natural resources.
Applications are open for the Federal Government’s $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants Program, through the National Landcare Program. Gunnedah Shire Council is offering assistance to anyone who would like to apply in completing their applications.
“It is a great opportunity for our farmers to tap into much-needed funds to help them to diversify or run their businesses more efficiently and sustainably,” Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said.
“Our agricultural sector is a large part of our economy and the flow-on effect from it thriving is extremely rewarding for our entire community.
“If anyone is interested in finding out more information regarding this grant or if they need any assistance in completing an application we are available to help.”
For information on how to apply for the Smart Farms Small Grants Program, please contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle on (02) 6740 2100.
Applications close 7 December, 2017.
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