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Open Call for Small SA Cattle Industry Projects 2020-21

The South Australian Cattle Industry Fund Board (CIFB) invites expressions of interest for Small Project Funding up to $10,000 which will benefit the state’s cattle (beef and dairy) industries.

Projects are to be delivered within the 2020-21 financial year with project funding to be drawn from the SA Cattle Industry Fund.

Cattle Industry Fund application guidelines are available here.

This funding is suitable for industry development and extension activities, small scale research projects and farmer groups. Projects demonstrating funding co-contributions and collaborations with other programs or initiatives are encouraged.

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • benefit to the SA beef and dairy cattle industries
  • direct benefit to fund contributors (cattle producers)
  • alignment with the Cattle Industry Fund investment priorities
  • alignment and collaboration with other state and national beef and dairy industry priorities and programs, ensuring no duplication of investment
  • support from industry stakeholders
  • value for money
  • innovation in program delivery
  • for ongoing programs, previous program performance and achievement of outcomes
  • the organisation’s capability and capacity to undertake the program including:
    • demonstrated project management experience
    • evidence of a project plan, including a communication plan and risk management plan
    • identification of success measures and a plan to report on them.

As project funds are limited, meeting the assessment criteria does not guarantee funding.

The Cattle Industry Fund investment priorities are:

  1. Maintaining market access and securing new markets
  2. Efficient and sustainable production
  3. Business management and skills development
  4. Advocacy

The target areas for the current round of Small Project Funding are – 2. Efficient and sustainable production, and 3. Business management and skills development. However, projects addressing any of the Fund investment priorities will be considered. Investment priorities and funding guidelines are outlined in further detail in the Cattle Industry Fund Management Plan.

Applications are due by COB 30 November 2020 and may be submitted to Tom Cosentino - Cattle Industry Fund Board Executive Officer (contact details below).

Application form

Acquittal form