Eligible activities must be able to demonstrate an enterprise or natural resource sustainability benefit in the industries of agriculture, apiculture, aquaculture, horticulture, forestry and grazing.
Sustainability Loans provide you with finance to assist you to:
- improving enterprise efficiencies by building fences, dams, storage facilities, improving irrigation, or establishing additional water points. Implement on-farm value adding or supply chain initiatives to ensure your enterprise continues to be successful for years to come
- Upgrade operations to improve productivity – buy or replace plant or machinery as part of your farm business planning, or diversify your operations. If you would like to purchase livestock or machinery, QRIDA can lend for these purchases. You can also expand your enterprise in stages to best meet your cash flow
- achieve long-term sustainability – purchase equipment to meet environmental requirements, or drought/flood ‘proof’ your property. Implement sustainable resource management practices, including alternative energy systems to achieve long-term sustainability
- QRIDA will consider joint lending options with your bank or other commercial lenders. For more than $1.3 million or partial funding for a specific project or activity, discuss your options with QRIDA