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Mineral Resources Tasmania

Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) - Round 5 Open for Applications

The Tasmanian State Government, through the Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI), is offering grants for co-funded exploration drilling projects. The aim is to provide a stimulus to mineral exploration in Tasmania. The State Government is funding this initiative with $2 million over four years and the program is administered by Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT).

Forty one grants have been awarded for the first four rounds of EDGI, since October 2018. MRT is now seeking proposals from applicants for a fifth round of projects, to be to be jointly funded by the successful applicants and the State Government. The projects will be undertaken during 2021-22 and completed by mid-2022.

A significant change for the fifth round of funding is that the EDGI Program will now consider applications relating to mining leases, in addition to those on exploration and retention licences.

Click here to discover more about the current round of this initiative, including guidelines for project proposal submission and a project proposal form.