The Dairy Industry Fund, established by the NSW government to fund projects that will contribute to the growth and efficiency of the NSW dairy industry, has announced the opening of a new round of funding. Up to $700,000 will be available to projects that align with the industry’s Strategic Action Plan and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the dairy industry.
“This round offers $700,000 for project proposals which are aligned with the strategies developed in the NSW Dairy Industry Strategic Action Plan,” said Michael Bullen, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) deputy director general DPI Agriculture and chair of the Dairy Industry Fund Steering Committee.
“The industry aims to grow markets for NSW milk, build industry confidence, support strategic farm business transition and improve farm productivity,” said Mr Bullen. “This is a significant opportunity to boost the value of NSW’s dairy industry, which produces more than one billion litres of milk and contributes $584 million to the state’s economy each year.”
According to the DPI website, joint applications which demonstrate collaboration are encouraged. Individuals, universities, research groups, farmers, community groups and more are able to apply.
Applications are open from 18th July, for one month. For more information and application forms, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au