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New round of the NSW Government's Dairy Industry Fund will open on July 18

Staff Writer |
A new round of the NSW Government’s Dairy Industry Fund will open on July 18, with up to $700,000 available to support projects and initiatives which will contribute to the growth, profitability, sustainability and resilience of the NSW dairy industry.

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NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) deputy director general DPI Agriculture and chair of the Dairy Industry Fund Steering Committee, Michael Bullen, said the $1 million fund has a track record in supporting successful projects.

Funding applications are open to individuals, universities, research organisations, consultants, not-for-profit organisations, state and local government, farmers and community groups – joint applications showing collaboration are encouraged.

Applicants should first submit a brief preliminary project proposal, which will be assessed by the Dairy Industry Fund Steering Committee, representing the three Dairy Australia Regional Development Programs, Dairy NSW, Murray Dairy and Subtropical Dairy, and the two farmer advocacy bodies, NSW Farmers Dairy Committee and Dairy Connect.

Successful applicants will be invited to prepare a full project proposal and have the opportunity to present a summary to the Dairy Industry Fund Advisory Committee for feedback prior to their final submission.

Preference will be given to projects which demonstrate significant scale to the benefits they would bring to the NSW dairy industry.


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