Drought Preparedness Grants
Drought Preparedness Grants offer up to $50,000 as a co-contribution grant to assist primary producers undertake new permanent infrastructure activities that will improve the drought preparedness of their property.
Primary producers can now apply for a grant of 25 per cent of the cost of purchasing new permanent capital infrastructure to a maximum cumulative amount of $50,000 over five years.
The grant aims to assist producers with the cost of implementing new permanent capital improvements and carrying out drought preparedness activities identified in their Farm Business Resilience Plan including the below and as outlined in the guidelines. Please note this is not an exhaustive list.
- water infrastructure including pipes, water tanks, water troughs, new dam construction, drilling a new working bore, water conservation infrastructure and water pumps
- storage, mixing and feeding out equipment for grain, fodder, molasses and other supplements
- grain storage and equipment that improves the ability of the business to manage drought
- reasonable freight components to purchase and install equipment or infrastructure
- consumables including fuel for own machinery used in relation to the drought preparedness project and
- contractor costs or non-salaried employees’ costs directly associated with implementing the drought preparedness project.
A QRIDA Sustainability Loan may be used as the co-contribution to the Drought Preparedness Grant for implementation activities.
Drought Ready and Recovery Finance Loans
The Drought Ready and Recovery Finance Loan offers up to $250,000 to help primary production businesses undertake drought-ready and recovery activities and improve drought resilience.
Queensland-based primary producers who may be ready to undertake on-farm capital improvement activities or restocking and replanting activities to improve the drought resilience of their primary production enterprise may be eligible for a Drought Ready and Recovery Finance Loan of up to $250,000.
Primary producers can now apply for a loan to a maximum amount of $250,000.
The loan aims to assist producers with the cost of implementing new on-farm permanent capital infrastructure or restocking or replanting activities as identified in the Farm Business Resilience Plan to improve drought resilience.
Emergency Drought Assistance Loans
Emergency Drought Assistance Loans offer interest-free loans of up to $50,000 for primary producers to assist in meeting working capital expenses. Read more »
Drought Carry-on Finance Loans
Drought Carry-on Finance Loans offer up to $250,000 to help primary producers that have been significantly financially affected by drought with carry-on finance assistance. Read more »