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Grants

Tackling Tough Times Together program

The Federal Government has provided $15 million to assist the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal with its Tackling Tough Times Together program.

Grants of up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and $150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

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More funding for the Drought Communities Program

The Federal Government has allocated an extra $81 million in funding for its Drought Communities Program (DPC) which offers eligible councils up to $1 million for projects and infrastructure that stimulate the economy of drought affected communities. 

The Government has also increased the number of eligible councils from 60-81 local government areas.

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Grants for wine export promotion

Applications are being invited for the Federal Government’s $500,000 Wine Export Grants program.

These grants are designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018.

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Screen Australia’s Skip Ahead Inititiative

Screen Australia and Google Australia are inviting applications for the fifth instalment of the Skip Ahead initiative.

Both scripted narrative and documentary projects are encouraged to apply for Skip Ahead five funding.

Applications will be considered from individual content creators (YouTube channels), teams of content creators (multiple YouTube channels), and/or established YouTube channels teaming up with an external producer or production house.

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International Womens Day

Event funding for inaugural NSW Womens Week 2019

The NSW Government is encouraging charities, not-for-profits, companies limited by guarantee and local government organisations within NSW to apply for grant funding to hold events and activities that celebrate women during the State’s inaugural NSW Women’s Week.

The NSW Women’s Week to be held 3-9 March 2019.

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National Science Week Grants

The Australian Government is offering individuals and organisations grants between $2,000 and $20,000 to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week in August 2019.

National Science Week provides high profile science engagement activities across the nation. It is also an important opportunity for the science community to celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world.

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Womens horticulture leadership skills scholarship

Hort Innovation and Women and Leadership Australia (WLA) are offering a new round of funding for women in horticulture looking to develop their leadership skills, with applications now open to receive leadership development scholarships with a value of up to $10,941.

The leadership development scholarships offer funding for women who work in levy-paying horticultural businesses to take part in one of three courses offered by WLA.

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Building Better Regions Fund, Australian Government

Building Better Regions Fund – Round Three Open

The Federal Government has announced the opening of Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The aim of the funding is to encourage investment and development of community investment projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

Rounds One and Two of the BBRF were highly competitive with 1776 applications received, with just over a quarter of these receiving funding.

Round Three provides an additional $200 million, giving further opportunity for eligible applicants to apply.

Community Investments Stream – Funding will be allocated for community activities, new or expanding local events, workshops, strategic planning and regional leadership and capability projects. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $10 million. It is expected that most grant amounts in this round will be under $100,000.

Infrastructure Projects Stream – Funding will be allocated for projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provides economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Grant amounts range from $20,000 – $10 million.

A key component under Round Three is that up to $45 million has been earmarked for tourism related infrastructure projects that will help stimulate local economies by investing in the tourism sector. This sector is vital for our regional and remote communities, creating jobs, stimulating new business and sustaining long term economic growth.

Applications for Round Three close on 15th November 2018.

You can access our Guide to Successful Grant Writing here. 

Successful applicants to the BBRF Round Two – Community Investment can be found – here.

Successful applicants to the BBRF Round Two – Infrastructure Projects can be found – here.

For more information including eligibility criteria please go to the Government’s Business website here www.business.gov.au/bbrf.

 

Small and Medium Enterprises Grant Opportunity

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity offers grants from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) export hubs in the six Growth Centre sectors.

The export hubs will work with Growth Centres to facilitate SME export opportunities in the development of local, regional and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the following areas;

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