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Local Sporting Champions Grants CLOSE this month – don’t miss out!

Round 2 of these popular grants provide financial assistance for local sporting champions such as coaches, officials and competitors aged between 12-18yo who participate in state, national or international championships.

Applications CLOSE at 11:59pm on Mon 30 September, 2019.

For more info, visit: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

Community Building Partnership Grants now OPEN

The NSW Government, through the Community Building Partnership Grants Program, is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

In 2019, there is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each state electorate.

Applications CLOSE 5pm, Friday 27 September, 2019.

For more information, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projects-and-initiatives/community-building-partnership/

REMINDER! Rural Arts Fund applications close this month

Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Community Grant applications CLOSE 5pm, 25 August, 2019.

The RAF is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities like the many who live and practice in the Central West region.

Arts OutWest executive director Tracey Callinan, will hold a workshop regarding general arts funding to be held 16 August, BUT unfortunately this has now BOOKED OUT.

However, you will find all of the relevant information you need here: http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/raf/

Or contact the Manager, Grants & Projects at Regional Arts NSW: t. 02 9270 2502 e. funding@regionalartsnsw.com.au

Stronger Country Communities Fund

Applications NOW OPEN!

In Round Three of this fund the NSW Government will aim to deliver crucial local infrastructure and programs to improve the quality of life for people living in regional NSW.

Since 2017, the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) has supported more than 1000 local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home.

Round Three will provide an additional $100 million for community projects in regional NSW, with at least $50 million for youth-related projects.

Applications CLOSE 5pm, Friday 27 September, 2019.

Visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-fund/stronger-country-communities/ for more information.


‘Women in Agriculture Leadership Development’ scholarships

Funding has just been released to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s agriculture sector.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for women in the ag. sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3k-$7k to enable participation in one of three programs that covers such things as: Presence & Presentation Skills, Leading Innovation & Change, and Emotional Intelligence & Conflict.

Women & Leadership Australia are taking Expressions of Interest up until: 13 September, 2019.

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form at:  www.wla.edu.au/farmingagriculture

Media Release: Central West arts groups don’t miss out!

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RDA Central West is calling on all arts practitioners, groups and communities across the region to not miss out on their opportunity to apply for support through the Regional Arts Fund.

The Regional Arts Fund’s community grants aim to support sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia and meet the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. RDA Central West CEO Sam Harma, said the Central West has a distinctive and vibrant arts scene which drives local jobs and tourism across the region.


Young Farmer Business Program training and leadership grant

The NSW Department of Primary Industries Young Farmer Business Program is offering grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) to eligible groups across NSW.

The Group’s Vault will provide grants to groups who support young farmers and fishers to undertake training related to business and leadership development. Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) farm tours, commercial fishing business tours, workshops, events, business skills coaching, training and guest speakers.


ABC Heywire Program

ABC Heywire Trailblazers Program

Applications are open for ABC Heywire’s 2020 Trailblazers program.

The Program is an opportunity for young, regional change makers to have their stories on the ABC. The ABC is interesting in hearing from individuals and groups of up to three people aged 18-28 working on projects to make regional Australia a better place.

Applications close Friday July 5 2019.


QANTAS Regional Grants

QANTAS has a new Regional Grants Program, and round one is open for applications now.

It’s offering the chance to share $5 million in grants – $1 million each year over five years – to charities, organisations, causes, projects and individuals that help deliver direct services or benefits to regional communities.

Applications close on 30 August 2019.



2019 Farmer Business Coaching Program

Registrations are now open for the 2019 intake of the Farmer Business Coaching Program run by NSW DPI Rural Resilience Program in partnership with Hunter Local Lands Services, Dairy NSW and Young Dairy Network.

These organisations are supporting the Farmer Business Coaching Program by reducing the normal program cost to only $1,500 per farm for the 12 month course for all eligible businesses.


Manufacturing Efficiency Funding

Applications are open for the NSW Government $16 million fund to help manufacturing businesses save energy and money.

The funding could help you: upgrade energy monitoring systems, replace or retrofit old, inefficient equipment, install new energy efficient equipment or improve manufacturing processes.

Funding is open now and closes on at 5pm, AEST 30 June 2019.