Open for applications — Future Drought Fund: Resilient Soils and Landscapes 

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for the Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program.

The Future Drought Fund (the Fund) provides a sustainable source of funding to help Australian farmers and agricultural-dependent communities and businesses become more prepared for and resilient to the impacts of drought.

From July 2020, $100 million is available each year from the Fund to invest in drought resilience programs.

Targeted towards projects that address all of the following:

  • targeted at improving the drought resilience of agriculture
  •  involve trial and demonstration of practices to improve management of natural capital in ways that directly support drought resilience
  •  focused on achieving and measuring impacts at scale, particularly landscape scale
  •  provide “case studies” to support “scaling out” of successful practices through robust monitoring, measurement and communication of project impacts
  •  are valued between $500,000 and $1 million
  •  delivered over April 2022 to June 2024

Applications close at 9:00 pm AEDT on 11 January 2022.

Information about applying for this round can be found on the Community Grants Hub website and GrantConnect.