Agricultural Development Fund

​​Status: CLOSED

The first funding round of the Agricultural Development Fund opened on Friday 30 July 2021 and closed on Friday 10 September 2021. 

How to apply

Please read the information provided below:

  Agricultural Development Fund - Guidance for Applicants   (140Kb)

  Agricultural Development Fund - Supporting Information   (281Kb)

Submit your completed Grant Application Form by Friday 10 September 2021

  Agricultural Development Fund - Grant Application Form   (75Kb)

About the Agricultural Development Fund​

The Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) provides $3 million in funding towards projects that demonstrate strong support and active partnership from industry, and a clear strategy to deliver on-farm impacts and contribute to sustainable growth and jobs in agriculture.

The remaining funds in the Agricultural Innovation Fund (AIF) will also be allocated through the ADF grant funding round so that there is a single application and assessment process. Up to $3 million will be available through the opening grant round.

As a guide, proponents may seek up to $1 million from the ADF for suitable projects that can be undertaken within a three-year timeframe.

Preference will be given to funding for:

  • Climate-responsive agriculture: projects that help producers to reduce emissions and adapt to and prepare for the impacts of climate change;
  • Biosecurity and risk mitigation: projects that assist agribusiness to identify, plan for and manage biosecurity risks;
  • Digital transformation: projects that help industry address digital skill gaps and improve productivity; and
  • Rapid response: projects that respond rapidly to threats in order to minimise adverse impacts on the sector.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting RD&E that delivers on-farm ​benefits. For this reason, applications for ADF funding should include a clear strategy for how the RD&E will deliver farm-level impacts that benefit Tasmanian farmers and contribute to sustainable growth and jobs in agriculture. Applications should also demonstrate strong support from and engagement with industry.




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