Capacity Building and Business Support stream
- Part B - Standard terms and conditions (PDF - 221KB) | (Word - 221KB)
- Part C - Program specific terms and conditions (PDF - 90KB) | (Word - 90KB)
Advice to applicants
In the initial round of the Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund, $1.3m is available through two streams:
Category 1 - Feasibility and Assessment grants up to $50,000
Grants up to $50,000 are available to assist Indigenous organisations and individuals undertake feasibility assessments and develop carbon farming project ideas. Funding is available to:
- investigate opportunities under the Carbon Farming Initiative through training and support activities
- assess the feasibility of a carbon farming project idea
- seek specialist advice
- explore partnership opportunities for carbon farming businesses
Category 2 - Business and Project Development grants up to $300,000
Grants up to $300,000 are available to Indigenous organisations and individuals with an existing feasibility assessment or business plan to implement carbon farming businesses. Funding is available to:
- employ a carbon farming project manager
- progress carbon farming business development
- seek specialist legal, contractual, governance or business development advice
- implement carbon farming projects and to assist in the establishment of carbon farming enterprises and related activities.
Indigenous organisations and Indigenous individuals interested in exploring opportunities under the Carbon Farming Initiative or in progressing carbon farming businesses are eligible to apply for funding.
To be eligible to apply for funding under Category 1 or 2 (or both) applicants must:
- be a legal entity, for instance:
- an individual
- an incorporated association or cooperative society
- a body corporate (company) or
- an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander corporation, council or incorporated association, and
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST, if required to be registered by the Australian Tax Office or
- provide a Statement by a Supplier (using the template available on the ATO website at www.ato.gov.au/content/downloads/nat3346.pdf) explaining why the applicant is not required to have an ABN, and
- where the applicant is an individual - be able to supply a statutory declaration confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage or
- where the applicant is an organisation - be an Indigenous organisation.
Applications closed on 12 December 2012 (AEDT).
- Grant application guidelines round one (PDF - 886KB) | (Word - 886KB)
- Fact sheet (PDF - 5108KB) | (Word - 1302KB)
To find out more call our information line on 1800 008 678.