NSW Women’s Week Grants 2022

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 7-13 March 2022.

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
  2. Health and wellbeing
  3. Participation and empowerment

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Agriculture, Community, Rural & Regional

Networks to Build Drought Resilience

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund provides a sustainable source of funding to help remote, rural and regional communities, and farmers, become more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought. The Fund is part of the Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan.

The Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program is one of the Fund’s foundation programs. It is designed to build community capacity by strengthening social and community networking, support, engagement and wellbeing.

The aim is to build an enduring resilience to the impacts of climate change, drought, and enhance the public good in agriculture-dependent communities.

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Strong and Resilient Communities Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants

Funder:  Federal – Social Services

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024.

These Grants aim to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people to participate socially and economically through local community-driven solutions that build self-reliance and empowerment. The Grants will focus on supporting people of working age (15-64 years) in geographic areas of high socio-economic disadvantage across all states and territories. This includes addressing barriers to participating in community activities, reducing social isolation, developing soft skills and promoting social and economic participation.

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Bushfire Restoration Grants

Funder:  Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Grant Background: The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECT GOAL: To plant one million trees in and around the 2019-2020 bushfire impacted areas in Qld, NSW, Vic, and SA by December 2024.

Goal of this grant round: To provide funds to support revegetation activities in and around bushfire impacted areas.

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Smart Places Digital Acceleration

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: The NSW Government has established the Smart Places Acceleration Program to accelerate the development of smart places across NSW. Through the NSW Smart Places Acceleration Program, the NSW Government is helping place owners – including councils, government agencies, property owners, and regional organisations – apply innovative smart technologies and capabilities. The government’s aim is to solve problems and improve the quality of life for communities across regional and metropolitan NSW.

Program goals:

  • Support economic and community recovery post COVID-19
  • Encourage partnerships with and co-investment from local councils and industry to deliver smart place initiatives
  • Support advancement and implementation of the NSW Smart Places Strategy
  • Ensure NSW remains the leading state in implementing Smart Places initiatives

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Agriculture, Rural & Regional

Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: This Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund (ILEIF) grant opportunity invites Indigenous entities to apply to fund the design, supply and/or installation of infrastructure to support relevant primary industry and/or land management activities in remote and very remote Australia.

The grant opportunity is for Indigenous entities looking to use the funding to design and install infrastructure in remote and very remote Australia to assist their primary industry and/or land management activities. The intention is for funded infrastructure to meet the Indigenous entities’ business needs and increase the viability and sustainability of their primary industry and/or land management activities.

Relevant primary industry and/or land management activities include agriculture, horticulture, mining, aquaculture, fishing, forestry and livestock management.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Build Resilient Regional Leaders

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative (Pilot) provides funding to support current and emerging regional leaders to further develop their leadership and resilience skills, enabling them to become strong local voices who can help sustain regional Australia’s recovery from COVID-19, bushfires and other crises, and contribute to their region’s long-term resilience.

 The program will:

  • deliver place-based leadership training to support current and emerging regional leaders to develop leadership and resilience skills
  • facilitate the development of networks between current and emerging regional leaders, mentors and other experts where appropriate to help maximise the impacts of the training over the long-term
  • provide participants with opportunities and techniques to develop deeper connections within their regions.

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Health, Rural & Regional

Primary Care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the Primary Care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models (PRIMM) Grant Opportunity is to consult on and design feasible solutions to address specific Primary Health care service issues within local rural communities and regions.

PRIMM will provide funding to develop local, integrated, multidisciplinary models of primary care through a co-design process with local rural and remote communities. Proposals will have a multidisciplinary team focus, and support from key rural health service providers and communities is crucial.

Proposals will build on and integrate existing resources to deliver effective and sustainable primary care (including after hours care) within a region. Funding will support activities such as service design, community consultations, data analysis and financial model design.

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Circular Solar

Funder:  NSW – Environment Protection Authority

Grant Background: It is forecast that NSW will generate 3,000 – 10,000 tonnes per year of waste solar PV panels and battery storage systems by 2025, rising to 40,000 – 71,000 tonnes per year by 2035. To prepare for this emerging waste stream, the Circular solar grant program supports collaborative ‘whole-of-supply chain’ projects that trial managing end-of-life solar panels and/or battery systems within a circular economy framework.

Circular Solar Phase 2 program priorities:

  • reduce solar panel and associated battery waste entering landfill in NSW
  • promote circular economy models for managing waste at end-of-life
  • increase the capability and capacity of industry to recover and reprocess end-of-life solar panels and associated large energy storage system batteries.
  • improve the recyclability/reusability/refurbish potential by using high-value recovery and/or processing technologies
  • develop secondary markets for resources recovered from solar panels and batteries
  • update standards for reuse of solar panel and battery systems that are still functioning efficiently after being decommissioned
  • grow cost-effective recovery logistic models
  • partnerships that deliver end-to-end solutions across the whole supply chain
  • create immediate and ongoing job creation and economic activity.

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Arts & Creative

Creative Capital

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background:  The Creative Capital fund has been established to meet the demands for facilities to support the creative economy and improve access to and participation in quality cultural experiences across NSW. Cultural equity is at the heart of the new Creative Capital Program and will ensure that more people have access to and can participate in the arts.

Grants will be available to fund new infrastructure or to upgrade existing cultural infrastructure to make existing spaces fit for purpose. Communities will benefit with fit-for-purpose, high performing museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries, Aboriginal Cultural Centres, Keeping Places and language centres across NSW.

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