Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
In accordance with the program guidelines PDF, 155.79 KB, the Drought Assistance Fund loans program is now closed to applications. Please refer to the program guidelines (PDF, 237.64 KB) PDF, 155.79 KB for further information.
All applications received prior to the close of the program will be processed and successful applicants will have 12 months from the date of approval to draw down on the loan.
If you have an approved application for the Drought Assistance Fund loan, you may submit additional invoices.
Farm Innovation Fund (FIF)
The FIF is a long term, low interest rate loan scheme for NSW farmers for permanent on-farm infrastructure to ensure long term productivity and sustainable land use plus aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.
Farmers can borrow up to a maximum of $1 million per project, with a total of $1 million outstanding at any one time to build on-farm infrastructure.
For more information access the program guidelines PDF, 209.47 KB or visit the FIF page on the RAA website.
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