Agribusiness Digital Solutions Grants Scheme
Applications for the Agribusiness Digital Solutions Grants closed on 18 August 2023.
The Agribusiness Digital Solutions Grants Scheme aimed to improve the resilience of the agribusiness sector or primary production industries by supporting industry organisations to implement digital technologies and systems that increase preparedness for future disruptions and risks related to biosecurity, climate and food safety.
Co-contribution grants of up to $100,000 were available on a competitive basis to industry organisations and other entities established to advance or promote the economic development of the agribusiness sector, a primary production industry or part of a primary production industry.
An amount of $1.3 million was made available to fund grants under Round Two of the Scheme. Grants are subject to the availability of funding and applying for a grant is no guarantee funding will be approved.
QRIDA administers the Agribusiness Digital Solutions Grants Scheme on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Project eligibility criteria
To be eligible for funding projects must have:
a) implemented a digital solution that will provide benefit to the agribusiness sector, a primary production industry or part of a primary production industry within Queensland;
b) improved the resilience of the agribusiness sector or primary production industries in Queensland; and
c) allowed for the benefits or lessons of the project to be shared across the agribusiness sector or a primary production industry.
For further details on eligibility please refer to the Scheme guidelines.
|7 July 2023||Applications open|
|18 August 2023||Applications to apply close at 11.59pm|
|29 September 2023||Applicants will be notified of application outcomes by this date|
Frequently asked questions
If you are successful in receiving a grant you will be required to enter into a legally binding funding agreement with QRIDA. For more information on your grant obligations please read the guidelines.
Funding will be available once a funding agreement is finalised with QRIDA. As project milestones are completed, grant payments will be made to your designated bank account.
You must immediately notify QRIDA if there is a change to the scope of the project. Contact us here.
Yes. All applicant entities need to be registered for GST.
At least 10 percent of the total project funding must be a cash contribution from you, the recipient.
The remainder of your contribution can be in the form of a bank loan, your own funds, project partner funds or in-kind contributions such as land or labour.
Government assistance of any kind cannot be used to make up the 50 per cent contribution.
There is no requirement to transfer cash to QRIDA. However, you must be able to demonstrate it is available at the outset of the project for use in accordance with the project plan.
DAF in-kind work on the project does not count towards the applicant’s in-kind total.