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The Southern Forests Food Council has identified a barrier for growers to engage and progress projects and systems that improve water security and drought resilience in a hesitancy to apply for funding opportunities due to the need to prepare project plans and funding submissions.


The SFFC has been successful in securing funding to subsidise access to grant writers and professional services to support growers to develop project plans and funding submissions for projects that will improve water security and drought resilience.

This project is supported by Grower Group Alliance, through funding from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

SFFC members can submit an EOI below to access up to $1000 per grower to engage a grant writer or professional services to prepare a project plan, business plan, or funding submission for relevant grants, including:

The SFFC has identified the below grant writers and consultants that may be able to assist with your project development and funding submissions, please contact them directly to understand their services and availability.  


Please note that you can engage or utilise your own consultant or professional service provider.

Mikaela Kerwin

Wattle Consultancy

0455 659 764

Dr Natasha Teakle

Innovation Cluster

0418 913 379

Priscilla Clayton

Clayton Consulting

0437 135 155

Katie McDonald

Anna Dixon

Bluesalt Consulting

0429 869 988


Tara Whitney

Whitney Consulting

08 7082 0662


Jayde Darin

Jayde Darin Consulting

0422 070 195

  • Notification – grants will be assessed every Wednesday afternoon and applicants will be notified by 10am on Thursday.

  • Applicants must be a current SFFC member.

  • One application per SFFC member/grower.

  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a tax invoice to receive the funds.

  • Applications will close once all available funds have been allocated.

  • Applicants can nominate their own professional service provider or utilise a consultant from the provided list of Grant Writers.

  • Applicants can use the funds to apply for other relevant funding rounds, as long as the identified project has a focus on improving water security/efficiency or drought resilience.

  • Funding recipients will be required to provide simple proof of activity delivery. These will be outlined with successful recipients.​


If you wish to discuss your application or have any queries please contact Laura Bolitho on 9772 4180 or


Select which funding round/s you will/have apply for:
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This project is supported by Grower Group Alliance, through funding from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

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