Grants to help farmers fund water quality, soil projects

FARMERS across the Tweed can now apply for grants of up to $4,000 to help fund projects to improve soil and water quality through Council’s new Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Program.

Council’s Program Leader Sustainable Agriculture Eli Szandala said new innovative farming practices or even revival of old methods can significantly improve the quality of the land.

“This in turn leads to more viable and productive farms and associated benefits for the environment and the wider community,” Mr Szandala said.


“Unfortunately, however, most of our farmers are doing it tough, which makes starting new projects difficult.

“These grants can provide the incentive for our food producers to start a small project which can ultimately lead to big changes over time.

“We’ve already heard about some fantastic project ideas and encourage all producers in the Tweed to consider their opportunities by applying for a grant.”

Applications close at 4pm on Friday, October 26.

For more information and to apply, click here or contact the Program Leader of Sustainable Agriculture on or by calling Council on (02) 6670 2400.