The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, has opened a competitive grants process to establish 8 Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia. 

The hubs are an integral part of the $86 million Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program under the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund. 

The program will help farmers, agricultural businesses and communities to connect and work together with research providers to share knowledge on drought-resilience practices. 

Through these hubs, farmers and communities will be able to access locally-relevant drought resilience research and to progress their development, extension, adoption and innovation priorities.

The 8 regional hubs will encourage collaboration through the co-design of projects, on ground delivery and commercialisation support.

Be part of the Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia

You can be part of the Future Drought Fund investment in regional communities.The Government are seeking organisations or groups of organisations to set up the Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia.

Visit the  Have Your Say page to register your interest in being part of a hub, or to form a consortia that will bid for a grant to set up a hub. You can use our interactive map to share your location and details to help connect with other interested organisations in your region.

Grant applications are now open on the Community Grants Hub.  Applications close 23 December 2020.