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Support available for soil carbon projects

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As part of the State Government’s $15million Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program, we are inviting Wheatbelt farmers to register their interest in applying for an upcoming round of grants. The grants program, aimed at improving soil carbon in the South West agricultural zone, is available to a range of eligible rural businesses and entities.

Here to help

The Wheatbelt is a priority region for soil carbon projects and this is a low risk opportunity for local farmers to participate in the carbon economy.

As these types of projects are a priority for the Wheatbelt, they are also a priority for us. We are keen to see carbon farming projects get up and we’re here to provide support to anyone who is interested in applying for this round of grants. You can register your interest for support by completing this quick online form.

What funding is available?

The grants are designed to support farming projects that deliver environmental, community and economic benefits. The program will have two funding streams, making participation more accessible for Wheatbelt farmers.

1.       ACCU Plus

This funding applies to projects where soil carbon and vegetation projects can register with the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) to generate Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). This funding stream is most applicable to projects in low rainfall areas in the eastern and northern Wheatbelt.

2.       Future Carbon

The Future Carbon stream encourages the trial of projects that increase carbon sequestration but do not currently have an ERF method. These projects are innovative, improve soil health and contribute to the sustainability of agricultural methods (eg. revegetation, regenerative agriculture).

Next steps

Expressions of Interest for this round of funding will open soon. There will also be a series of workshops around agricultural regions where you can hear more from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development team about the project.

Alternatively, register your interest with us via the online form and we can keep you up to date with all the information you need to participate in this program.

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