Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot Funding Applicationsbmrgorga2021-10-01T10:16:42+10:00
Funding Applications Now Open
The Australian Government Agriculture Stewardship Package is rewarding farmers for providing biodiversity stewardship on-farm.
The Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot (ERVP) has just been announced and is seeking applications from agricultural landholders who are interested in protecting and enhancing remnant vegetation stands of 5 ha – 200 ha on their property.
About the Pilot:
The aim of the pilot is to create a credible and sustainable market mechanism that improves biodiversity and creates new income opportunities for farmers.
The pilot has been made available through the Australian Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Package, which now totals $66.1 million, with an additional $32.1 million provided in 2021.
Six regions have been selected for the pilot with the intent to roll out to other regions in the future.
The six participating pilot Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions across are: Burnett-Mary (QLD), Central West (NSW), North Central (VIC), North Tasmania (TAS), Eyre Peninsula (SA) and South-west (WA).
The Queensland pilot is led with on ground support and advice from Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG).
Regions have been selected, amongst other criteria, to test the program across a range of jurisdictions, farming systems, and vegetation types, and to complement and compare the trial with the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot.
The trials are designed to test the underpinning systems and frameworks of the approach to ensure credibility with the aim to create a sustainable market mechanism.
The program applications close on 27 October 2021.
Read the ERVP Factsheet and ERVP Guidelines to determine your funding eligibility – this step is critical in understanding both your eligibility and also the application requirements.