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Australian Government Funding

Here you will be able to find agricultral funding and grants provided by the Australia government and its states and territories. For more information on government grants, click HERE 

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Drought Assistance Fund

The NSW Government is offering $50,000 interest-free loans to primary producers to implement systems and management practices that enhance the sustainability of their farm business. The loan term is seven years and there are no repayments required in the first two years.

This loan will fund:

• The transport of stock, fodder and water 

• Genetic banking of breeding herds

• Installation of on-farm fodder and water infrastructure activities that promote profitability and resilience as a result of the on-farm investment

For more information click HERE.

Find Out If You Are Eligible        Or       Apply Online Here

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Farm Innovation Fund

The NSW Government has committed $1 billion to the Farm Innovation Fund under the Emergency Drought Relief Package 2019-20. From 1 July 2019, farmers can borrow up to a maximum of $1 million per project, with a total of $1,000,000 outstanding at any one time to build on-farm infrastructure, including stock containment areas. In addition, interest charges on Farm Innovation Fund loans for the 2019-20 financial year will be also be waived. The Farm Innovation Fund is part of the NSW Government's Drought Strategy and is a long term, low interest rate loan for NSW farmers for permanent on-farm infrastructure. 

The Farm Innovation Fund helps farmers to:

 Improve farm productivity - reduce risks and improve efficiencies by building fodder and grain storage facilities, sheds, fencing, roadworks and solar power conversions.

• Manage adverse seasonal conditions - improve water efficiencies with irrigation systems, cap and piping of bores, new dams, install water tanks and desilting of ground tanks. ensure long term sustainability - increase the viability of a farm business and improve pasture and soil health, plant trees for shade and wildlife corridors, eradicate weeds, flood proof property and fence river banks.

For more information click HERE.

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Disaster Assistance Loans

Natural disaster assistance is available to help communities and individuals directly affected by flood, fire, storm damage or any other declared natural disaster. To support relief and recovery following a declared natural disaster a range of measures are made available by the NSW Government. These measures include:

To meet the essential working capital required to continue operations and the replacement and repair of damage caused to property and associated improvements not covered by insurance Primary producers directly affected by a declared natural disaster who are in urgent and genuine need of assistance, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000.

This low interest rate loan can help a farm business to:

Continue to operate your farm businesses for the next twelve months or until the next income is received • replace and repair damage caused to the property and associated improvements not covered by insurance. Loan overview Loan amount: $130,000 maximum Loan term: Up to 10 years - First two years are interest and repayment free Interest rate: 1.37% fixed interest rate for the term of the loan Fees & Charges: Security searches and registration - No ongoing fees or charges Eligibility:

See Guidelines Security: Registered Mortgage over the land - Other security, including a mortgage from another person may be considered Primary producers are encouraged to report damage following a severe weather event with their Local Land Services (LLS) office or telephone on 1300 795 299

For more information click HERE.

Find Out If You Are Eligible        Or       Apply Online Here

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Special Disaster Assistance Recovery

Provides primary producers with funding to help them with costs of clean-up and reinstatement activities following a declared natural disaster.

Eligible clean-up and reinstatement activities may include:

• Hiring or leasing equipment or materials to clean premises, property or equipment • removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods, materials including injured or dead livestock

• Repairing or replacing fencing on the property

• Purchasing and transporting fodder or feed for livestock

• Replacing livestock

• Replacing lost or damaged plants, salvaging crops, repairing or restoring fields

• Repairing, reconditioning or replacing essential plant or equipment

• Maintaining the health of livestock

• Paying additional wages to an employee to assist with clean-up work

• Funding of up to $75,000 is available.

For more information click HERE.

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Natural Disaster Recovery Funding

Provides Northern Queensland primary producers impacted by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough, 25 January - 14 February 2019 with matched funding of up to $400,000 to help them recover from this natural disaster.

Funding may be used to:

• Restock lost livestock

• Cover freight transport costs associated with replacing livestock

• Replant lost or damaged crops or permanent plantings

• Restore or replace lost or damaged on-farm infrastructure

• Matched funding (1:1) of up to $400,000 is available.

 

For more information click HERE.

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Rural Economic Development Grants

The Rural Economic Development Grants Scheme has been funded to an amount of $10m over three funding rounds. These grants will fund projects which provide unique opportunities to generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production across rural and remote Queensland. Grants are available up to a maximum of $250,000 with a 50 per cent cash contribution requirement from applicants.

For more information click HERE.

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AgRebuild loan (North Qld flood)

You can apply for this loan if your farm business was directly impacted by the flooding caused by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough from 25 January to 14 February 2019.

Eligible local government areas are Burdekin, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Douglas, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville and Winton. If you are not located in one of the above LGAs and have a Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) Notice, you may still be eligible.

50 percent of your commercial debt must remain with a commercial lender, except in cases of extreme hardship, where you’ve lost all or most of your stock or crops because of the floods. In those circumstances, we may take 100 percent of the debt.

Use this loan to:

  • Replant lost crops
  • Replace livestock
  • Refinance your debt
  • Replace on-farm infrastructure
  • Pay for operating expenses relating to damage
  • As the co-contribution to access QRIDA’s North Queensland Restocking, Replanting & On-farm Infrastructure Grants

For more information click HERE.

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On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Support Grant

Provides farm businesses with up to $5,000 to help them with the improvement of on-farm infrastructure. Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

• own, share or lease a farm business located in an eligible Local Government Area

• have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST

• be registered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as a primary producer Other eligibility requirements may apply.

For more information click HERE.

To attend a workshop in an impacted area or other general advice click HERE.

Find Out If You Are Eligible        Or       Apply Online Here

 

natural disaster funding

Provides WA primary producers affected by a declared natural disaster with funding to assist with recovery measures such as freight costs, repair of fencing and professional advice.

For more information click HERE.

Find Out If You Are Eligible        Or       Apply Online Here

*Accurate as of 16th September 2019.

 

Farm Investment loans

Provides farm businesses with loans of up to $2 million to help them build and maintain strong, resilient and profitable businesses.
The loans may be used to:


• strengthen your farm business
• access markets interstate or outside Australia
• prepare for, manage through or recover from drought
• refinance existing debt
• pay for operating expenses or capital
• enhance productivity
• fund drought-related activities.


Loans of up to $2 million over a period of 10 years are available. Repayments over the first five years are interest only, then principal and interest for the remaining five years. After 10 years, any remaining balance on the loan can be refinanced with a commercial lender.

For more information click HERE.

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immediate tax deductions

The Accelerated Depreciation for Primary Producers provides farmers with tax deductions for the full cost of fencing or fodder storage assets.
If you incurred a capital expense on a fencing asset:


• after 7:30pm AEST, 12 May 2015, you may claim an immediate deduction in the income year in which you incurred the expense
• before 7:30pm AEST, 12 May 2015, you may deduct an amount for its decline in value based on its effective life

For more information click HERE.

All primary producers are eligible       Or       Call 13 28 66

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Drought loans

Drought Loans provide farm businesses with loans to help them prepare for, manage through and recover from drought.
The loans may be used to:


• prepare for, manage through or recover from drought
• refinance existing debt
• pay for operating expenses or capital
• enhance productivity
• fund drought-related activities.


Loans of up to $2 million over a period of 10 years are available. Repayments will be tailored to the cash flow of the business and are interest only over the first five years, then principal and interest for the remaining five years. After 10 years, any remaining balance on the loan can be refinanced with a commercial lender.

For more information click HERE.

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30k Instant tax write off

As of april 2, 2019, as part of the 2019-20 budget, the treasurer announced the increase
of the instant asset write-off from $25,000 to $30,000 and an increase in the business
turnover threshold from $10 million to $50 million.


This measure allows eligible small businesses, including those in primary production, to
continue claiming a full deduction for business assets in the year they are purchased
and/or installed, helping those businesses to improve their planning and cash flows.

For more information click HERE.

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Clipex® is not associated with the Australian state or federal governments in any way. The state and country coat of arms are used to correctly direct you to each states and territories funding programs or national funding programs .The state, territory and country coat of arms are for visual representation and links are provided back to their respective government websites.

Information on this page was implemented on the 16th September 2019, however any information is subject to change. Errors and omissions excepted.

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