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Mineral Resources Tasmania

Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI) - Round 6 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 greenfields exploration in Tasmania.  The State Government is funding this initiative with $3.5 million over six years and the program is administered by Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT).

Fifty seven grants have been awarded for the first five rounds of EDGI, since October 2018. Mineral Resources Tasmania is now seeking proposals from applicants for a sixth 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 May 2022.

Since the fifth round, EDGI has considered applications from mining leases, in addition to those on exploration and retention licences.  This will remain the case for the sixth round.  EDGI will continue to preferentially fund high-quality, technically and economically sound projects that promote innovative exploration or new exploration concepts and technology.

Applicants may submit more than one proposal and applications can be made for all mineral categories, as defined in the Mineral Resources Development Act 1995.

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