MAJOR GRANTS PROJECT

Grower Incentive Grants are now available for Herbert growers who are able to improve water quality associated with on-farm nitrogen management practice changes by receiving financial support. Grower Incentive Grants are part of the Major Grants Project which aims to improve the quality of water flowing from the Herbert River catchment to the GBR lagoon while at the same time improving productivity and profitability of the Herbert sugar industry. Grower Incentive Grants are being managed by CANEGROWERS Herbert River as part of the Lower Herbert Water Quality Program (LHWQP) which is funded by the Reef Trust Partnership.

Herbert growers can apply for a Grower Incentive Grant of up to $25,000 (excluding GST) for a single farm project and they must provide a ≥50% matching Cash Contribution of the total project cost towards their Grower Incentive Grant Project.  A number of growers can collaborate in a multi-farm project to collectively receive up to $100,000 (excluding GST) and each providing a ≥50% matching Cash Contribution of the total project cost.

For an overview of the Grower Incentive Grants and to determine if it is suitable for your farming business please visit the MAJOR GRANTS PROJECT tab on the CANEGROWERS Herbert River website.

Grower Incentive Grants are being managed by CANEGROWERS Herbert River as part of the Lower Herbert Water Quality Program funded by the Reef Trust Partnership. Please contact:

Caroline Coppo – LHWQP Program Coordinator (0437 046 255) or Paul Marbelli – Grant Officer (0408 180 552)

For an overview of the Grower Incentive Grants find the factsheet and application guidelines and downloadable application form by clicking on the links below.

FACTSHEET

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

APPLICATION FORM