Clean Coastal Catchments On-Farm Grants Program

As part of the Marine Estates Management Strategy, the Clean Coastal Catchment (CCC) project helps growers to keep sediment and nutrients on-farm and out of coastal waterways while supporting profitable and sustainable agriculture.

Local Land Services is working with agricultural industries along the North Coast to actively manage issues associated with production and land management that can damage the marine estate.

2023 grants for on-farm works

Funding is available for commercial blueberry, rubus and vegetable growers on the NSW North Coast to make their operations more environmentally sustainable. Grants of up to $35,000 are available, and local farmers are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity.

There is $200,000 allocated for the 2023 funding round.

These grants will assist growers in implementing on-ground works to keep sediment and nutrients on farm and out of our coastal waterways.

Who is eligible to apply?

Growers with project ideas that reduce water use, reduce nutrient and chemical run-off, repair soil erosion and improve riparian buffer vegetation are eligible to apply.

Supported activities include:

  • implementing on-ground works to keep sediment and nutrients on farm and out of waterways
  • projects to reduce water use, reduce nutrient and chemical run-off
  • projects to repair soil erosion and improve riparian buffer vegetation.

How to apply?

You will need:

  • your completed project budget spreadsheet
  • a photo of your work site
  • a map of your proposed work area.

Please ensure that only ONE project application is submitted per business entity.

Use the online form to apply. Please read the grant guidelines before applying.

A budget template is also available to assist you with your application.

Applications have now closed and are currently being assessed.

The CCC project is funded under the NSW Government’s Marine Estates Management Strategy. The ten-year Strategy was developed by the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority to coordinate the management of the marine estate.

Contact Julie Dart at julie.dart@lls.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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