Applications Open for Round 2!

In March, Rural Finance announced the introduction of the Rural Finance Innovation Award; an opportunity to action great ideas for agriculture and rural and regional communities in Victoria, with seed funding valued at $1,000.

The Award seeks to encourage and support the next generation of farmers to promote NEW IDEAS and INNOVATION that will improve productivity and farm performance, thereby developing the resilience of agriculture and the economic viability of rural and regional communities across Victoria.

Rural Finance is currently in the process of reviewing the applications from the first round, which ended on 1 June, and we’re now inviting applications for the period ending 1 August – so what are you waiting for?

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The Rural Finance Innovation Award

The primary objective of Rural Finance is to support the sustainable economic growth of rural and regional Victoria by providing services that build business capability and resilience.

The Rural Finance Innovation Award contributes to this by providing seed funding in the form of a grant of $1,000. The award seeks to encourage and support the next generation of farmers to promote new ideas and innovation to improve productivity and farm performance, thereby developing the resilience of agriculture and the economic viability of rural and regional communities in Victoria.

In doing so, it complements our existing programs to support young farmers to enter and grow their agribusiness with the First Farm Grant, the Young Farmer Finance Council and the Rural Finance Scholarship Program.

Seed Funding For Your Project

Need some funding for your great idea? We award individual grants of $1,000 five times a year. Couldn’t be more simple. Apply now!

No Strings Attached

Your idea is yours and will remain so. We don’t want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen and are keen to hear how it goes. Learn more…

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