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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.


National Disability Conference Initiative

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Disability, Mental Health and Carer: National Disability Conference Initiative in 2019-2020. 

The National Disability Conference Initiative provides grants to help people with disability to participate in nationally-focused disability-related conferences held in Australia.


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.


BBRF Community Investment Stream

Stronger Communities Programme, Round 4 open

Applications for Round 4 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme are now open.

The “Stronger Communities Programme”  funds small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates, which can range from upgrading the local community hall or sporting facility, building new bike paths, or providing essential equipment for the local SES.


Australian Research Council – $354 million for new projects

Australian research will receive a $354 million boost with Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, announcing 941 new research projects as part of the 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Major Grants announcement.

The $354 million projects cover a broad range of research areas, including: school curriculum to improve our education system; 3D imaging and printing to deliver better health and industry outcomes; improving plant diversity to enhance crop yields; and preserving indigenous heritage. Read more ..

Growing Community Energy Grants

Growing Community Energy grants calls for applications from community energy groups for grants of up to $70,000. Launched by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Robert Stokes MP on 30 October 2014, these Energy Grants will finance pre-feasibility studies, community engagement and planning to help create viable community-owned business models that can attract further investment. Applications close by 30 March 2015.

More information can be found at Department of Environment & Heritage