The Victorian Government has established the On-Farm Drought Resilience Grant program to assist eligible farm businesses to invest in on-farm drought preparedness and to seek business advice.
The grants will be available from the date the Program opens until program funds are fully allocated.
Grants up to $5,000 (GST-exclusive) are available for:
• Business decision making activities – no co-contribution required
• Infrastructure investments –with at least 50 per cent co-contribution required
Applicants can apply for a combination of infrastructure works and business activities, for a combined total of no more than $5,000 (GST-exclusive).
The Program is available for:
Wellington and East Gippsland
Eligible farm businesses located in Wellington Shire and East Gippsland Shire.
Far North West Victoria – Millewa
Eligible dryland farm businesses located in the far north west corner of Victoria, generally known as the Millewa and surrounding areas.
This incorporates the following towns and locality areas in the Mildura Shire: Carwarp, Cullulleraine, Lindsay Point, Meringur, Merrinee, Neds Corner, Wargan and Werrimull.
Goulburn Murray Irrigation District
Eligible irrigation farm businesses, including those that have transitioned from irrigation production systems to dryland production since 1 July 2018, located in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID).