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Agriculture
Business, Rural & Regional

Bushfire Industry Recovery Package – Sector Development Grants

Funder:  NSW – Regional NSW

Grant Background: The Bushfire Industry Recovery Package offers Sector Development Grants to support the medium to long-term recovery and resilience of forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries in NSW impacted by the bushfires from 31 August 2019. Funding is available for projects focussing on:

  • job creation and retention
  • that increase value-add production,
  • support supply-chain efficiencies,
  • product diversification
  • and market expansion.

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Rural & Remote
Community, Rural & Regional

Tackling Tough Times Together – Expression of Interest

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Projects must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. Click on the activity to reveal examples of what could be funded.

  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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Community, Rural & Regional

Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

Funder:  NSW Crown Lands

Grant Background: The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program (CRIFP) supports Crown land managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.

The CRIFP provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for each year.

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Business

Australia India Strategic Research Programme

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The AISRF provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 13 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in a COVID-19 focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India with outcomes that contribute to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your project must be in a priority area. The priority areas for Round 13 – COVID 19 Collaborative Research Projects are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund (administered by DST in India)

  • Antiviral coatings, other preventive technologies
  • Data analytics, modelling, Artificial Intelligence applications
  • Screening and diagnostic testing

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)

  • Development of immunotherapeutics
  • Development of animal model/in vitromodel for vaccine development
  • Assay development and validation for testing of vaccines and therapeutics
  • Viral genomics and bioinformatics

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Sport

Community Sport Recovery Package

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: With community sport and recreation activities returning as COVID-19 restrictions ease, the NSW Government has announced a $27.3 million Community Sport Recovery Package to help the sector get back on its feet.

The recovery package announced will ensure that organisations survive the crisis and will help get the millions of NSW residents back participating activities they love in a COVID safe environment.

Support for local sporting clubs and associations: A one-off grant of up to $1,000 will be provided to close to 12,500 local sporting clubs and associations across the State to assist clubs for when sport resumes on 1 July.

Support for State Sporting Organisations and Regional Academies of Sport: Funding will be provided to State Sporting Organisations (SSOs), State Sporting Organisations for people with disabilities (SSODs), and Regional Academies of Sport to support their programs and initiatives and to assist in support participation and performance pathways for aspiring athletes across NSW.

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Education

Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program

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

Grant Background: The Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program provides subsidies to farmers to help them access vocational skills and training.

The funding may be used for:

  • professional development, vocational training and farm business planning
  • travel costs (fuel, accommodation, meals)
  • child/respite care costs (from a registered provider)
  • software that is specifically related to the professional development activity

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Community
Community

Covid-19 Community Boost Grant

Funder:  AMP

Grant Background: The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help Australian non-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities.

The COVID-19 Community Boost grants are designed to support Australian non-profit organisations  impacted by the pandemic – either through increased demand for their services or by having to adapt to delivering community support in the new operating environment.

Funding can be used for a range of COVID-19 response initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, providing new approaches to health and wellbeing as well as alternative access to education, the arts and technology in these challenging times.

These capacity-building grants can help backfill volunteer roles with paid staff, upgrade technology to service new ways of working, provide staples to those not eligible for government support, and more.

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Education

National Careers Institute Partnership Grants – Round One

Funder:  Federal – Education

Grant Background: The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants for up to 2 years to enhance partnerships with industry, employers, schools and tertiary institutions to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the quality of, and access to, careers information and advice
  • build an evidence-base for best practice career development
  • demonstrate the value of career development
  • increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career information
  • develop and showcase innovative approaches to delivering career development services

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help all Australians to reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding of skills sought by employers
  • stronger collaboration in the delivery of careers information and advice
  • improved quality of careers information and advice

Examples of the types of project they expect to fund under this program include, but are not limited to:

  • establishing virtual workspaces with industry partners
  • growing career advisor capacity and capability and industry engagement to new cohorts
  • increasing the reach and impact of existing proven programs
  • supporting career influencers to help career decision-makers
  • research projects to inform government policy.

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Arts
Arts & Creative

Small Projects Grants (Quick Response)

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

Create NSW’s Small Project Grants have been redefined to address the Covid-19 public health orders. They will:

  • enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to participate in outstanding time-sensitive opportunities in online and other means than in-person contact
  • build the capacity and skills of professional artists and arts and cultural workers, through online mentoring, development and residency opportunities
  • support professional artists and arts and cultural workers to develop new projects in their private residence
  • support professional artists to explore the possibilities of presenting work online, through broadcast/podcast/videocast or through other networked means than in-person contact
  • support professional artists to respond to the impacts of the 2019 bushfire season and COVID-19 crises, for local communities, in supportive and creative ways
  • strengthen the capacity of NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers to become arts and cultural leaders.

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Community
Community

Community Building Partnerships Grant

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

There is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Projects with contributions from their own or other sources will be considered favourably.

Eligible projects will be assessed against four equally weighted program criteria:

  1. Enhancing facilities— the project develops a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community through the enhancement or construction of community infrastructure.
  2. Meeting community needs— the project supports activities and services needed by local communities.
  3. Increasing community participation— the project encourages participation in activities or services needed by a broad section of the community.
  4. The organisation’s capacity— the applicant has the capacity to deliver the project on time and within scope.

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