Applying for the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program

Page last updated: Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 3:24pm

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

Round 1 of the Western Australian Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program is now closed.

A second round of funding will be announced in 2022.  Potential applicants are encouraged to start preparing their submission ahead of time.

To help with preparing future submissions, information relating to Round 1 can still be found on the Resources for Applicants webpage:

Please note that these documents will be refreshed and updated upon the launch of Round 2 - register via this link to be automatically notified of any changes.

CF-LRP Structure

Round 1 of the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program (CF-LRP) featured two streams:

1.    ACCU Plus - Up-front funding for new Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) carbon farming projects that deliver one or more priority co-benefits in return for an agreed number of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). 
-  ACCU Plus A - Soil and Vegetation projects
-  ACCU Plus B - Soil projects located in eligible low average rainfall areas. (See Map
 
2.    Future Carbon - Grants to establish innovative carbon sequestration pilots, activities and trials to support the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices.  Submissions were encouraged from projects:
-  with university or industry support 
-  that enhance the understanding of farming activities that sequester carbon
-  with potential to develop new or amended ERF carbon sequestration methods.
 

The sharing of project data and information from successful projects in both streams will contribute to a more climate-resilient farming industry.

Priority co-benefits

Projects funded through the CF-LRP will implement activities that also deliver additional, positive outcomes, referred to as ‘co-benefits’. These co-benefits can increase the perceived and actual value of carbon sequestration activities. The CF-LRP priority co-benefits are: 

  • Biodiversity and conservation 
  • Agricultural productivity 
  • Salinity mitigation 
  • Soil health 
  • Aboriginal economic and cultural opportunities

The Priority Investment Co-benefits Standard outlines how the proponent should determine which co-benefits their project will deliver, and how these co-benefits will be measured, monitored and reported on at the agreed milestones. 

CF-LRP Co-benefits Information Portal

The Co-benefits Information Portal is an interactive GIS mapping tool developed to identify potential co-benefits. ​You should use the portal in conjunction with other information and on-ground evidence to identify and validate the project's co-benefits.  A Portal User Guide is provided. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, projects must:

  • be located in the South West Land Division;
  • undertake carbon sequestration activities;  
  • deliver one or more of the CF-LRP priority co-benefits; and
  • demonstrate that funded activities are new (i.e. not yet commenced) and additional (i.e. would not have occurred without State Government financial support).

Proponents are required to provide a minimum 30% cash co-contribution and submit ongoing project and co-benefit monitoring and evaluation reports at relevant milestones.