Funding awarded to support young farmers and fishers

The NSW Young Farmer Business Program has announced 16 projects, aimed to create business and leadership opportunities for young farmers and fishers in NSW, will receive more than $134,000 in grant funding.

Deputy Director General of Engagement and Industry Assistance, Brett Fifield said the grants, of up to $10,000, will fund projects such as farm tours, commercial fishing business tours, workshops, events as well as coaching and training.

“The aim of the inaugural Vault Grant is to support formal and informal groups to deliver training and development opportunities to young farmers and fishers, locally and regionally in NSW,” Mr Fifield said.

“The Young Farmer Business Program created a Group’s Vault grant program to provide up to $10,000 in funding per group.

“Following a very strong response from across NSW, we were thrilled to see such a wide variety of topics and activities funded.

“The grant funding will help build capacity in these groups to consult their members and custom build something to meet their needs”

Successful applicants include:

GROUP

AMOUNT

PROJECT

Tullibigeal Young Farmers

$10,000

Growers field day and workshops

New England Young Graziers Network

$10,000

Business and finance workshops

Coolah/Cassilis Young Farmer Group

$10,000

Business financial assessments and workshops

Riverine Plains Future Farmers

$10,000

Grow a young farmers network and learn farm business decision making skills

Young Country Networkers

$10,000

Farm business opportunity workshops and tours

Young Farmers Connect – Northern Rivers

$10,000

Small Business course and masterclass

Young Farmers Connect – Coffs Coast/ Mid Coast

$10,000

Business Fundamentals workshop

NSW Farmers Tamworth Branch

$9,217

Farm infrastructure investment workshops

Western NSW Young Farmer Branch

$9,189

Farm infrastructure investment workshops

Eastern Riverina Young Farmer Branch

$9,139

Farm infrastructure investment workshops

Central Tablelands Young Farmer Branch

$7,877

Workplace relations and communications workshop

NSW Farmers Scone Branch

$7,557

Workplace relations workshop

NSW Farmers Young Branch

$7,427

Workplace relations workshop

Walgett Young Farmers

$6,394

Farm business resilience workshop

Goulburn Young Farmers Network

$5,690

regenerative agriculture and livestock productivity workshops

Temora Agricultural Bureau Inc

$3,000

Reflect, reconnect & reenergise workshop

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