New Grants

The Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) programme is part of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper’s initiative on accessing premium agricultural markets.$3.1m of funding from DAWR (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources) is now available.

The ATMAC programme’s objective is to open, improve and/or maintain access to overseas markets for Australian agricultural products by building stronger relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations.

Projects that address regional biosecurity risks, influence regional and international policymaking, and help Australia’s agriculture sector to realise export opportunities can result in real gains in access, providing additional returns to Australian farmers and food producers.

Funding activities could include research and development projects, training programmes, delegation visits, attendance at relevant conferences and workshops, practical demonstration activities, and working groups.

Priority will be given to projects that help realise market access opportunities for Australian exporters. The grants are available to eligible applicants for approved projects over four years to 30 June 2019.

Who can apply?

Industry bodies, education, research and academic institutions, rural and regional associations, and State and territory and local governments.

What is the funding amount available?

Total programme funding of $3.1 million is available over four years from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2019. Individual projects will receive from $55 000 to $1.65 million (GST inclusive), provided through grants.

Merit criteria.

Applicants must have an ABN and be capable of entering into a legally binding agreement with the Australian Government. The applicant must seek project funding of at least $55 000 (GST inclusive).

  1. Suitability – articulation of the project and indentifying the activities, experience, how the contribution achieves the programme objective
  2. Feasibility – methodology and logistical, timing, resources, project management
  3. Value for Money – detailed budget, justification, in-kind/third party contributions, risk mitigation
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation – how it will be monitored, evaluated and reported, performance indicators, measure of success

How to apply.

  1. Read the guidelines
  2. Download and complete the application form
  3. Email or post in hard copy to the programme manager (details found here).

Deadline/Closing Date

31 December 2018 or until all funding has been allocated.

Want to get the best possible result out of your Application?

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