Kia ora potential AGMARDT applicant,
Thank you for your interest. Due to a large number of applications received and approved this financial year, AGMARDT has reached its 2022-2023 grants budget following our February 2023 funding round. Consequently, our grants are now closed and applications will reopen at the start of our next financial year (July 2023).
In the meantime, please refer to our website including our FAQs for further information about our grants.
Lastly, if you’re seeking alternative sources of funding, we can recommend the following:
- Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund (MPI)
- Callaghan Innovation Funding
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
If you classify as an agri-tech business, please check out the Agritech Support Explorer tool which can help you identify relevant sources of funding
Best wishes from the AGMARDT team.
Accelerating value creation for the food & fibre grower
Applications for grant funding must be submitted via the online application portal and can be submitted throughout the year. They are reviewed by the AGMARDT Trustees at their regular board meetings.
All online application forms, progress and final reports received by the deadline, will be reviewed by Management and the Trustees. Application forms, progress and final reports received outside this deadline are considered at the following meeting.
Meeting dates shown below are tentative and subject to change.
NOTE: AGMARDT portal reopens for grant applications on 1st July 2023.
Application closing dates & board meeting dates
|Applications Closing Date||Board Meeting Date|
|26 July 2023||16 August 2023|
|24 August 2023||12 September 2023|
|8 November 2023||27 November 2023|
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We are grateful for the assistance the AGMARDT Grant provided. It has allowed Freshco to direct sales and manage our own destinies in each market enabling us to extract more value from the supply chain to the consumer.
John Mangan / Director, Freshco
AGMARDT supports and enables. Projects and people benefit from funding; New Zealand benefits from development of ideas, technologies, approaches and leadership. In particular, the trust facilitates information dissemination: AGMARDT is the catalyst for ripples that spread through the primary sector.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth /
AGMARDT's support of Texus in the above process tangibly accelerated the development of the above essential activities and testing of market entry strategy, while also exposing Texus management to cutting-edge thought leadership around market shaping and the levers that can be applied to scope and facilitate such shaping.
Nick Davenport / CEO, Texus Fibre Industry Leader Scholarship Winner
The support from AGMARDT has enabled us to gain greater insights into farmer behaviour across all sectors and which will assist accelerated uptake of the livestock exchange and enhance market opportunities for all farmers.
Jason Roebuck / Managing Director, Stock-X Limited