Appendix 6: Discretionary grants

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A discretionary grant allows the portfolio Minister or paying agency discretion to determine whether or not a particular applicant receives funding. The payment can be made to an organisation or individual, and the recipient need not provide a service to government in return for the grant.

Table 52 shows the grants approved in 2006–07, by programme.

Details of individual grants are available on request from:

Governance and Planning
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Email: annual-report.contact@daff.gov.au

Table 52 Discretionary grants approved in 2006–07 for payment in 2006–07 and 2007–08, by programme ($)
For payment in
Programme 2006-07  2007-08
AAA—Industry Partnerships 1,918,226 900,244
Defeating the Weed Menace 2,737,487 1,323,574
Fisheries Resource Research Fund 150,535 25,136
Food Processing in Regional Australia 2,006,561 2,097,557
Jarrahdale Heritage Park 380,000 -
National Landcare Programme 3,951,156 3,183,519
Recreational Fishing Community Grants Programme 5,324,197 1,323,079
Regional and Community Projects Programme 16,036,180 17,659,697
Rural Financial Counselling Service 9,465,596 11,725,000
Science and Innovation Awards for Young People 192,794 -
Tasmanian Community Forestry Agreement 8,970,701 1,654,755
Totals 51,133,433 39,892,561

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