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Business

Empowering Business to Go Digital

Funder:  Federal – Business

Grant Background: The Empowering Business to Go Digital program will provide a single grant of up to $3 million in matched funding to support the establishment of a non-government organisation to build and enhance small business digital capability and to address issues raised in the Small Business Digital Taskforce report.

The program will run over two years from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • establish a financially self-sustaining non-government organisation (NGO) to increase small business awareness and adoption of digital technology, in line with the recommendations of the Small Business Digital Taskforce Report
  • establish an online platform as a central point of up-to-date and tailored digital information for Australian small businesses and their trusted advisers
  • improve information sharing between businesses, government, industry associations and the small business commissioners.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • increased accessibility of small business digital information
  • increased small business awareness and adoption of digital technology
  • improved small business digital capability and productivity.

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Community

Dreams for a Better World

Funder:  Sunsuper

Grant Background: Sunsuper’s community grants are here to give you a leg up and a helping hand to make your dream a reality. They are looking for dreams that improve the lives or living standards of other Australians. It may be a community development program to create more affordable housing or help our ageing population or new-comers to Australia. Or your dream may help kids and families in need or simply create a better environment for a more sustainable world.

Dream big and tell them how your not-for-profit organisation can help others live better.

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Business

Australia Japan Foundation Grant Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) aims to increase:

  • understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia
  • understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner
  • recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.

The AJF grant program supports innovative projects that promote people-to-people engagement between Australian and Japan across a diverse range of sectors.

Publication Awards (capped at $10 000 for each award) are also available to support the research and publication of books related to Australian studies and the Australia-Japan relationship.

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Arts & Creative, Business, Education

Australia-ASEAN Grant Round 2019-20

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs & Trade

Grant Background: Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) grants generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in Southeast Asia.

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Business

Australia Korea Foundation

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australian-Korea Foundation (AKF) aims to:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the joint relationship,
  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest between the two countries
  • increase Australians’ capacity to engage with Korea in an effective way.

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Environmental

Small Environmental Grant Scheme

Funder:  Wettenhall Environment Trust

Grant Background: The Scheme provides support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

They are looking for projects around:

  • flora and fauna conservation(Australia-wide)
  • threatened mammal conservation (Australia-wide)
  • landscape restoration and education (Victoria only)

These projects should involve any of the following:

  • monitoring, recording and sharing data
  • delivering community education
  • providing community capacity building (e.g. training)
  • research and science

What they fund:

  • Projects that directly make positive changes to biodiversity conservation in Australia.
  • Projects should have some short term outputs, but also have long term objectives and values.
  • Projects that show the following: enthusiasm, collaboration, passion, innovation
  • Projects that use citizen science
  • Projects that are about community education relating to conservation

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Agriculture, Rural & Regional

Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program

Funder:  NSW – Department of Primary Industries, Rural Assistance Authority

Grant Background: As part of the NSW Government’s Drought Strategy, a Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program has been developed to support farm business in all conditions, but particularly in relation to preparing for and responding to drought.

The Farm Business Skills – Professional Development Program will provide:

  • the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to build improved resilience and adaptability in the agricultural business.
  • exposure to new ideas, tools and techniques that businesses can use.
  • a range of products and services that engage the wide diversity of skills, knowledge and experience within the agricultural business sector.
  • a focus on building the skills and knowledge of agricultural businesses to manage risk, financial and business planning or decision making capacity.

Approved participants are able to claim reimbursement of costs (up to 50% of eligible costs, exclusive of GST) upon completion of the course/activity.

Three professional development priority areas have been identified:

  • Risk management
  • Financial and business management
  • Farm business planning/drought preparedness.

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Arts & Creative

Arts & Cultural Projects – Rnd 2

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Create NSW is committed to providing support to the small to medium arts and cultural sector.

Objectives of the Arts & Cultural Projects (Round 2) funding category:

  • Contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in NSW.
  • Strengthen professional arts and cultural development in the small-to- medium arts and cultural sector
  • Deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities in NSW.
  • Develop excellence in arts and cultural practice and cultural leadership in NSW
  • Support for new initiatives and seed funding for small groups
  • Contribute to arts and cultural excellence and innovation.
  • Increase the accessibility of vibrant arts and culture.
  • Support the employment and development of professional artists and arts/cultural workers.
  • Deliver arts and cultural outcomes in ACDP Priority Areas.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why the FRRR have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program.

The following applications will be prioritised:

  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups.
  • Applications from communities fewer than 15,000 people.
  • Organisations that do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Tax status.

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small and Vital grants can be used for a wide range of purposes including:

  • Delivering activities, programs and services;
  • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
  • Community infrastructure projects;
  • Operational and administrative costs associated with your project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.

Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas.

1. Building community resilience

2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity

3. Enhancing environmental sustainability

4. Fostering cultural vibrancy

5. Lifelong learning and education

6. Economic strength

7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

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Children & Youth, Community, Education

Community Childcare Fund (CCCF) – Rnd 2

Funder:  Federal – Education

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications from eligible child care services in an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the CCCF from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021.

The CCCF is part of the Australian Government’s Child Care Safety Net, which contributes to giving the most vulnerable children a strong start in life while supporting parents into work.

Grants provided under the CCCF are intended to supplement fee income received from families, including Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy payments.

The intended outcomes of the CCCF are to:

  • improve early childhood development outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children
    and
  • increase workforce participation by vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

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