Medical
Health, Rural & Regional

Enhancing Country Health Outcomes

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

 Grant Background:  The Enhancing Country Health Outcomes (ECHO) grant program aims to improve health outcomes for people living in rural, regional and remote Victoria and New South Wales.

The program provides targeted funds for charitable initiatives delivered by not-for-profit organisations that strengthen, improve accessibility and retain quality and contextually appropriate primary health care services in local communities.

Priority will be given to locally driven initiatives, based in rural, regional and remote Victorian and New South Wales communities that:

  1. Improve accessibility and availability of innovative public primary health service delivery that while publicly available, is difficult to access;
  2. Enable communities to attract and retain a multi-disciplinary health workforce,including General Practitioners and allied health workers, through innovative and novel approaches;
  3. Support the rural, regional and remote health workforce in being prepared for living and thriving in their / these communities;
  4. Provide innovative responses to local health needs that are collaborative, integrated and help create systemic change;
  5. Develop and implement evidence-based, best-practice models of care that are affordable, acceptable and appropriate to meeting the primary health care needs of people living in rural, regional and remote areas.

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Community

Driver Reviver Site Upgrades

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Australian Government has committed to providing $8 million in capped grants (over two years) to help upgrade the existing Driver Reviver locations nation-wide to improve amenity and to provide for new equipment, as well as to support the establishment of new sites.

Round 1 of the Driver Reviver Site Upgrades program will provide $3 million in grants for site owners to purchase mobile variable messaging signage to raise awareness of all active Driver Reviver sites.

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Business

Regional & Small Publishers Innovation Fund

Funder:  Federal – Australian Communications & Media Authority

Grant Background: The Regional & Small Publishers Innovation Fund is seeking proposals that achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

  • improve the capacity of publishers and content service providers to generate revenue from the production of civic and public interest journalism (for example, advertising or subscription revenue)
  • support business improvement activities that sustain or strengthen the financial position of publishers and content service providers by:
    • increasing readership or distribution; and/ or
    • reducing operating costs through more efficient business practices
  • encourage innovation and experimentation in digital journalism.

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Agriculture - Food
Agriculture, Business

Coles Nurture Fund

Funder: Coles

Grant Background: In April 2015, Coles launched the Nurture Fund to help small to medium Australian producers, farmers and manufacturers to innovate and grow their business.

From frozen raspberries and chickpea tofu to quinoa processing and cloud technology, the Coles Nurture Fund (CNF) is supporting businesses to develop new market-leading products, technologies, systems and processes. They hope to drive differentiation, extend growing seasons, improve productivity and reduce imports.

Through the Nurture Fund, existing small to medium businesses may apply for funding to enable them to take the next step in creating value for business and customers.

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Innovation
Business, Education, Health

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements in science, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The prizes are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in Science Prizes.

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally.

They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a different range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are five Science Prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • Prize for New Innovators

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Innovation
Education

The Prime Minister’s Science Teaching Prizes

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements in science, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching.

The prize is open to nominations from diverse candidates and those from a different range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are two Science Teaching Prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

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Business

Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grant

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: This program aims to help businesses enhance their automotive product design and development process. It will do this by supporting activities at specialised facilities and service organisations, including:

  • designing
  • prototyping
  • testing

Australian businesses can benefit from the program’s objectives to support:

  • access to automotive test facilities
  • access to design and prototyping services
  • new automotive product development
  • enhanced business capability
  • building capacity to deliver diversified products
  • building capacity to supply products to local and international markets.

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Agriculture

Australia–China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement 2020

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) 2020 program operates under a treaty-level agreement between the Australian and Chinese governments. The agreement was signed in 1984 to enhance cooperation across agricultural industries, develop the trading relationship and provide a forum for the mutual exchange of scientific information between the two countries.

The beneficiaries of the ACACA grant opportunity are Australian agriculture, fisheries, meat, forestry, regulatory, biosecurity and food safety industries, organisations, businesses and individuals, including their respective industry or sectors, who are seeking to enhance cooperation between Australia and China.

There are two funding streams available:

Stream 1 must be for an eligible project activity undertaken in Australia and/or China.

Stream 2 must be for a trade mission to China only.

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Agriculture, Business

Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Program 2020

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to modernise agricultural trade and grow agricultural exports.

The objective of the program is to open, improve and/or maintain access to overseas markets for Australian agricultural products by building stronger relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations.

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