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Critical Producer Grant

ClosedGrant Closed: 30th of September 2023 - 5:00 pm or Until Expended Value: $10,000 to $100,000 Run By: NSW Government Department of Regional NSW Further Information: https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/critical-producer-grant

The objective of the program is to help primary producers and primary production enterprises impacted by the February and March 2022 NSW Severe Weather and Flooding events to rebuild and recover in the medium to longer term with the aim of supporting job security, future resilience and enabling future production.

The Critical Producer Grant is available to primary producers and primary production enterprises in targeted industries impacted by and operating in Local Government Areas declared under the February and March 2022 NSW Severe Weather and Flooding.

Primary producers and primary production enterprises who have been approved for the full value of the $75,000 Special Disaster Grantlaunch in the agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industry sectors are considered eligible for additional recovery support through the Critical Producer Grant. Forestry support is available for private native forestry leaseholders and timber plantation owners.

Targeted Industries

  • Agriculture – dairy, extensive livestock (sheep and cattle), intensive livestock (pork and poultry), apiculture and broadacre cropping
  • Aquaculture – oysters, mussels and fisheries
  • Horticulture – turf, vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant nurseries, perennial tree crops (nut crops, tea tree etc)
  • Forestry – private native forests and timber plantations.

Support available per sector

  • Dairy – up to $100,000 per applicant
  • Extensive livestock – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Intensive livestock – up to $50,000 per applicant
  • Apiculture – up to $50,000 per applicant
  • Broadacre cropping – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Aquaculture – up to $30,000 per applicant
  • Fisheries – up to $30,000 per applicant
  • Turf – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant nurseries – up to $30,000 per applicant
  • Perennial tree crops – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Private native forests – up to $10,000 per applicant.
Last Updated: 30th of July 2023
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