Grant Funding Opportunity – Future Drought Fund

The Future Drought Fund (FDF) is seeking eligible applicants to conduct long-term trials of innovative farming practices that build drought resilience.

The Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Grants program is a $40 million program investigating farming practices of cropping and/or grazing systems through the lens of drought resilience and associated risk management.

Grants of up to $8 million (GST exclusive) are available for projects to be delivered between 2023 – 2028.

Collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional consortia, including farmers, are encouraged to apply.

Projects that include a combination of sites are encouraged and must include at least one trial location where scientific evaluation occurs.

Successful applicants are required to undertake extension activities to support the adoption of drought resilience innovations on farms, with the aim of reducing exposure to drought risks and improving farmers’ economic, environmental, and social resilience to drought.

For more information and to apply visit the GrantConnect website.

Applications close on 15 March 2023 at 9pm (AEDT).

FDF program leads will answer questions about the Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Grants program and application process at a webinar on Wednesday 8 February between 2-3pm (AEDT).

Register for the webinar via Eventbrite.