2015 Beyond SoilCare project grants round now open

Grants of up to $10,000 are available through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Beyond Soilcare project for organisations to run activities and events for local farmers that promote sustainable farming and soil health activities.

Beyond SoilCare project staff work with farmers, community groups and industry to promote understanding and adoption of farming practices that improve soil condition.

Goulburn Broken CMA Dryland Co-ordinator Rhiannon Apted said producer groups, Landcare and other natural resource management community groups, universities and schools had successfully applied for grants in the past.

“A total of $150,000 is available this round for not-for-profit non-government organisations for activities such as tours, forums and trials that aim to increase productivity and sustainability of the region’s important agricultural industries,” Ms Apted said.

Applications close Monday January 25.

Grants are available to organisations cross the Goulburn Broken catchment. For more information in the Shepparton and surrounding irrigation region contact Helen Murdoch on 5822 7744. For dryland farming areas of the catchment, contact Rhiannon Apted on 5797 4408.

Application forms and guidelines, and examples of past projects, are available here

Beyond Soilcare is funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme