Rural & regional
Agriculture, Environmental

Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot is trialling arrangements to reward farmers for improving on-farm biodiversity together with carbon projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Under the pilot, farmers who plant native trees will receive payments for biodiversity outcomes. These payments will be in addition to earnings a landholder might receive for their carbon abatement.

Eligible activities will build on ERF carbon projects. Examples could include:

  • Planting, managing and looking after vegetation
  • Regenerating gullies, waterways and degraded hillsides

These plantings can also benefit farmers by providing shelter for livestock, improving soil moisture and reducing erosion.

$ Available: The amounts vary per project.

Eligibility:  The Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot will be run in six Natural Resource Management regions. Eligible regions are:

  • Burnett-Mary in QLD
  • Central West in NSW
  • North Central in Vic
  • NRM North in Tasmania
  • Eyre Peninsula in SA
  • South West in WA

 Key Dates: Closes on 11 June 2021.

For More Information or to Apply:  CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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