2020 Investment Round

Through carbon farming projects, the Land Restoration Fund’s 2020 Investment Round will help farmers, land managers, and landholders generate additional, regular and diverse income streams and protect their businesses in tough times.

The Fund is the first of its kind in Australia and will invest up to $100 million in carbon farming projects with co-benefits in 2020.

The department acknowledges the impact of COVID-19 on business and regional communities. We are continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on potential future funding rounds.

What can applicants expect next?

A group of scientific and commercial experts will assess applications against the criteria outlined in the 2020 Investment Round Guidelines (PDF, 1.5 MB) .

Following this assessment, the Land Restoration Fund Investment Panel will meet to select a portfolio of projects that best meet the Fund’s objectives. Once the panel has made its final decision, the Fund will notify all applicants of the outcome in writing.

If you are unsuccessful, we will provide you with feedback about your application. Unsuccessful applicants cannot re-submit for this round but may apply in future rounds.

Contracted projects will be announced in late 2020.


In early 2020, workshops were delivered around the state to help Queensland farmers and land managers learn more and about the Land Restoration Fund and decide if carbon farming was right for their business.

The 17 regional workshops were attended by 832 people where they heard from experts from government, industry and the carbon farming sector.

Workshop presentations

Map showing workshop locations around Queensland.

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