Funder: NSW – Rural Assistance Authority
Grant Background: The Commonwealth Government has announced new grants to support apple growers directly impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires as well as wine grape producers impacted by smoke taint as a result of these bushfires.
While not directly impacted by flames, a number of wine grape producers were significantly impacted by smoke taint. This has led to a loss of approximately 4%, or 60,000 tonnes, of the national harvest for the 2020 vintage.
The 2019/2020 bushfires also caused significant localised damage to some apple growers in NSW. Grants for eligible businesses are available to assist with re-establishing damaged or destroyed apple orchards.