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Future Drought Fund starting to take shape

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Sustainable Industries

The Future Drought Fund was established in September 2019 by the Australian Government. The $5 billion program provides secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives. It will help Australian farms and communities prepare for the impacts of drought.

The first round of programs was recently announced with $100 million made available across a range of initiatives.

We were excited to see several initiatives directly targeting Natural Resource Management and will be investigating how our community can benefit from this program.

There is a number of initiatives that will open opportunities for farming businesses and groups to participate so we encourage you to read more about it here - www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund

Our Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Jacquie Lucas will be working to build partnerships to enable our Wheatbelt community to be part of this opportunity so if you are keen to contact her at jlucas@wheatbeltnrm.org.au

Also, watch this space and we will make sure we keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

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