The CRDC Grassroots Grants program encourages Cotton Grower Associations (CGAs) to apply for funding to support capacity building projects in their region.
Up to $10,000 in funding is available for CGAs to help fund a project aimed at increasing the engagement of growers in the industry, solving specific regional issues and improving their skills, knowledge base and networks.
Since the Grassroots Grants program commenced in 2011, CRDC has invested over $380,000 in 44 projects across the cotton growing valleys – from weather stations to crop nutrition workshops.
Applications for the 2016-17 round of Grassroots Grants will open on 1 July 2016 and close on 30 November 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis during this period, so CGAs are strongly encouraged to get their applications in when the program opens.
The program’s guidelines and application form are available here.