Sustainable Farming Fund
The Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) invests in applied research and projects led by farmers, growers, or foresters. Projects deliver economic, environmental and social benefits to New Zealand. Find out more about the fund and how to apply.
Apply for funding
How to apply for the Sustainable Farming Fund.
Learn about SFF projects
Read about some of our 1,000 projects.
Funding round 2018 – when to apply
The SFF is a contestable fund offered each year.
- SFF 2018 – opens 9 July 2018 and closes at 3pm on 17 August 2018
- SFF Tere* 2018 – opens 9 July 2018 and closes on 30 June 2019 (subject to funding availability). Applications are assessed quarterly.
*SFF Tere is a new pilot funding initiative for small projects with a duration of one year or less that require less than $100,000 support. The pilot will initially run for a year.
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