Agriculture, Education

Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program

Funder:  NSW – Department of Primary Industries, Rural Assistance Authority

Grant Background: The Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program provides subsidies to farmers to help them access vocational skills and training.

The funding may be used for:

  • professional development, vocational training and farm business planning
  • travel costs (fuel, accommodation, meals)
  • child/respite care costs (from a registered provider)
  • software that is specifically related to the professional development activity

$ Available: Approved participants can claim a 50 percent subsidy of up to $5000 for the first individual. There is an additional $1000 available per person for a maximum of four people for a total maximum of $9000 per farm business.

Eligibility:  To be eligible, you must:

  • be involved in the management of a primary production enterprise, includin
    • the principal operator and spouse
    • partners
    • family members
    • managers who are not family members
  • earn 51% of your income from a primary production undertaking
  • be able to contribute 50% of the total cost of the professional development activity

Key Dates: Closes on 30 June 2020


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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