The guest speaker will be Bruce Buchanan. Bruce is the Executive Officer of Bathurst Diocese for St Vincent de Paul.
The CSIRO Kick-Start Program is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
The program offers eligible businesses access to dollar-matched funding of $10,000-$50,000 to undertake the following research activities with CSIRO;
The prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally, as well as the critical role science educators play in inspiring and encouraging students to take an interest in science and consider science as a career.
The winner of each category; children’s literature, young adult literature, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and Australian history is awarded $80,000 tax free. Shortlisted entries are each awarded $5,000 tax free.
Failure nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Sharing your mistakes helps others learn and boosts your resilience for the next business challenge.
The program will provide a single grant of up to $3 million in matched funding to support the establishment of a non-government organisation to increase small business awareness and adoption of digital technology, in line with the recommendations of the Small Business Digital Taskforce Report .
Applications are open for the NSW Government’s Emerging Energy Program which encourages private sector investment to support the next generation of large-scale electricity and storage projects in NSW.
The program is technology neutral and eligible projects must demonstrate that they can provide dispatchable or on-demand energy to help meet the state’s energy needs.
This “Considered and Sensitive Conversations” approach is delivered by Mr Allan Parker, Behavioural Scientist and International Negotiator and aims to start a community conversation about positive solutions to local ideas and issues.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Resilience and Renewal‘ with keynote speaker, comedian, Fiona O’Loughlin.
It’s not just farmers feeling the effects of this on-going drought, but also farming contractors and local rural businesses. Currently, Vinnies, the Salvos, the CWA and Lions are distributing $3,000 cash injection grants to many in need.
Please note you do not have to be a primary producer to apply for these grants. Ag-related businesses (for example, farm machinery mechanics and fencers) are also eligible.
This grant will remain open until funds are exhausted. The closure date will be announced on the CWA website.