GRANTS & FUNDING
Farm Management Deposits Scheme
Provides primary production businesses with tax deductions on farm management deposits to help them deal with inconsistent income from natural disasters, climate and market changes. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/farm-management-deposits-scheme
Transport Assistance NSW
Provides primary producers in NSW with funding of between $7,500 and $20,000 to help transport stock or fodder in emergencies such as declared natural disasters or droughts. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/transport-assistance-nsw
Provides farm businesses with loans of up to $1 million to help them prepare for, manage through and recover from drought. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/drought-loans
Drought Relief Assistance Scheme QLD
Provides Queensland drought affected farming businesses with subsidies and rebates of between $20,000 and $40,000 per property to manage transportation and operating costs. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/drought-relief-assistance-scheme-qld
Drought Assistance Fund
Interest free loans of up to $50,000 are available to eligible primary producers to assist in implementing systems and management practices that enhance the sustainability of their enterprise by funding;
- Transport of livestock, transport of fodder and/or water
- Water and Fodder infrastructure, and
- Banking of genetic material of livestock.
Eligible Primary Producers can claim a rebate of 25% of the cost of purchase, delivery and if applicable, the labour cost to engage a person to install water infrastructure for animal welfare needs.
The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme can be applied to costs incurred from 1st July 2018 for new purchases, and installation of pipes, water storages and water pumps, de-silting dams, and associated power supplies such as generators.
The maximum that can be claimed is $25,000 per farm enterprise. The availability of rebates is subject to funds being available. No rebates will be offered beyond the allocated funding of $12 million. https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/emergency-water-infrastructure-rebate-scheme