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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.
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.
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.
Organisers of events in regional NSW are invited to apply for NSW Government funding under round one of the 2019 Incubator Event Fund.
The Fund offers seed funding of up to $20,000 to help with marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research and is aimed at attracting more visitors and boosting local economies.
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.
The NSW Government has $100 million available for new tourism projects across regional NSW with round two of the $300 million Regional Growth—Environment and Tourism Fund now open.
Of the $100 million, up to $50 million will be available for regionally iconic tourism activation projects that cost over $5 million.
An impressive number of projects from the Central West have been selected as funding recipients for the Federal Governments Building Better Regions Fund Round Two which has awarded more than $7 million in funding for local infrastructure and community 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 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