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Grants for National Science Week 2020 – CLOSING soon

A reminder that the $500,000 national ‘Inspiring Australia’ grant round to support ‘National Science Week’ events in 2020 CLOSES this month at 5pm on Wednesday 30 October.

Science Week will run from 15-23 August next year and seeks to inspire wide community participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Local organisations wishing to present science engagement activities are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the grant and who is eligible to apply, click here.

Communities, older people

2019 NSW Seniors Festival Grants

The NSW Government is inviting local organisations and councils across the state to apply for a 2019 NSW Seniors Festival grant.

The Grants Program provides $200,000 in seed funding to organisations and councils to run local festival events and activities that provide opportunities for people over 60 to remain active, healthy, engaged and contributing to their local communities.


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

NBN rollout expands across 23 new rural and regional communities

More than 5,900 farms, homes and businesses across Australia can now switch to broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) after the fixed wireless network recently went live in parts of the following 23 rural and regional communities. Residents are encouraged to visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map to find out if their premise is included in the current coverage footprint. If their premise is in the footprint and passes the signal quality test, it’s just three easy steps before they can start enjoying the benefits of high speed broadband over the NBN.

Click here for the Three-Step Guide to connecting to NBN Fixed Wireless