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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Health

Pain Management – Health Practitioner Education Strategy

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to develop a considered, strategic approach for the dissemination and delivery of pain management education and training across a broad range of health practitioner disciplines. Development of the education strategy will ensure that health professionals have access to, and are appropriately supported in providing, effective evidence-based management and care.

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Health

Kidney Disease – Key Activities

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Kidney Disease – Key Activities grant opportunity is to provide optimal care and support for patients, families and carers of those with kidney disease, health professional education and improve research and data on kidney disease.

The grant aligns with the priorities and actions outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease (the Action Plan). It is anticipated that the Action Plan will be released in March 2020. A draft of the Action Plan is available on Kidney Health Australia’s website.

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Women

NSW Women’s Week Grants

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The NSW Government is encouraging not-for-profit community organisations and local councils within NSW to apply for a grant to hold events and activities that celebrate women during NSW Women’s Week between 2 – 8 March 2020.

NSW Women’s Week provides local organisations with an opportunity to give back by delivering education, mentoring and participation activities that benefit local women and girls. Women across NSW make important contributions at work, in our families, communities and neighbourhoods.

Events must promote at least one of the three priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, which include women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.

  1. Economic opportunity and advancement
  • Fund events/activities that celebrate and promote women’s financial wellbeing and security.
  • Fund events/activities that promote diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls.
  • Fund events/activities that celebrate and promote women in diverse employment categories/industries.
  1. Health and wellbeing
  • Fund events/activities that celebrate, promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across the lifespan.
  1. Participation and empowerment
  • Fund events/activities that promote women’s engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representations of women and girls including Aboriginal women and girls.
  • Fund events/activities that demonstrate support and communication to culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities as well people living in regional and rural NSW.
  • Fund events/activities inclusive of those who identify as lesbian bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people.

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Women

Dr Barbara Wright Postgraduate Scholarship

Funder:  Australian Federation Of Graduate Women (AFGW)

Grant Background: AFGW-Central West Branch invites applications from women living in the Central West of NSW for a postgraduate scholarship. The applicant will have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent AND be undertaking a postgraduate degree or research in 2020 OR have commenced such degree/research after June 30 2019.

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Agriculture, Rural & Regional

Young Farmer Business Programme

Funder:  NSW – Primary Industry

Grant Background: The Young Farmer Business Program is making grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) available to eligible groups across NSW. It will provide grants to groups who support young farmers and fishers to undertake training related to business and leadership development.

Activities should be targeting at least one of the following outcomes for young farmers and fishers:

  • knowledge and skills to improve social and business resilience;
  • knowledge and skills to manage risk;
  • knowledge and skills to execute effective plans;
  • knowledge and skills to make decisions that ensure the viability of their agricultural/fishing businesses;
  • access to new business ideas, tools and techniques; AND/OR
  • connect to other farmers/fishers and opportunities that enable entry and/or expansion of agricultural/fishing businesses;

What can we use the money for?

  • All costs associated with organising a project for young farmers or fishers to undertake activities related to business and leadership development.
  • Examples of projects include (but are not limited to) farm tours, commercial fishing business tours, workshops, events, business skills coaching, training, guest speakers.

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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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Community, Heritage

Native Title Anthropologist Grant Program 2019-22

Funder:  Federal – Attorney General

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Indigenous Legal and Native Title Assistance Program, across Australia from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

The key focus of this funding is to increase native title anthropology capacity by assisting mid to senior anthropologists to become ‘exemplary’ anthropologists. This facilitates native title parties having access to qualified and experienced anthropologists, to support the resolution of native title claims and the effective management of native title.

The program objective will be achieved through grants to promote collaboration amongst this specialist sector, including delivery of targeted training and professional development and increasing the expertise of those working in native title anthropology.

The intended outcomes of the program has three priorities:

  1. Professional development and support for native title anthropologists working in the native title sector, particularly mid to senior level native title anthropologists.
  2. Stronger linkages between academic and applied anthropological work, particularly for mid to senior native title anthropologists.
  3. Supporting mid to senior level native title anthropologists to continue to develop their technical skills through access to higher education courses.

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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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