Grape grower assistance now closer

April 9, 2024 8:59 am in by
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Further details of wine grape grower grants are expected to be known soon, following the State Government announcing a funding boost for Rural Business Support.  

Under the Rural Business Support Relief Fund, eligible growers will be able to access grants up to $1500 to accommodate routine costs in conjunction with business financial planning.

The support aims to alleviate stress for grape growers, who have felt significant impacts owing to market disruption, severe weather events and natural disasters.

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A further $60,000 has also been allocated to increase Rural Financial Counselling Services for the wine and viticulture industry.

Primary Industries Minister, Clare Scriven said they have been listening to the concerns raised by wine grape growers in the Riverland and across the state.

“This additional funding to assist grape growers help cover routine costs through this challenging season continues our strong commitment to South Australia’s growers and local industries that underpin regional communities” said Minister Scriven.