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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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Agriculture, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: Together with the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot, the Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is trialling mechanisms to pay farmers for improving biodiversity on farms under the Agriculture Stewardship Package.

This pilot aims to trial market-based approaches to enhancing native remnant vegetation on farms through locally adapted management protocols developed by the Australian National University in consultation with Natural Resource Management organisations in six trial regions.

Successful farmers could be eligible to receive payments to manage and enhance existing remnant native vegetation on-farm over a period of 10 years.

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Community, Education, Rural & Regional

Indigenous Boarding Providers

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: Under the Indigenous Boarding Providers open competitive grant opportunity guidelines, the National Indigenous Australians Agency invites boarding providers with a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote and very remote areas to apply for grant funding.

To be eligible for a grant under the Indigenous Boarding Providers grant opportunity, you must:

  • be an established boarding school, hostel, stand-alone or independent boarding facility targeted at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote or very remote Australia, and
  • have a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote and very remote areas attending your facility.

Grants will assist boarding providers to support secondary students to reconnect to school following the impacts of COVID-19 and will enable boarding providers to better address the education, health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding students and keep them engaged in school.

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Women
Rural & Regional, Women

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Funder:  AgriFutures

Grant Background: The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, now and into the future.

AgriFutures Australia is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women.  Each State and Territory Winner receives a bursary for their project, business or program, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

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Women
Rural & Regional, Women

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant

Funder:  AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant

Grant Background: The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant program complements the Rural Women’s Award process and aims to provide a leadership and development opportunity to women who are not quite ready to apply for the Award.

Seven Australian women per annum will be granted with a learning and development bursary for professional development to enable them to bring their idea, cause or vision to life.

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Rural & Regional, Sport

Regional Sport Facility Fund

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: The NSW Government has committed $50 million to the Regional Sport Facility Fund over two-years, helping create spaces and facilities that enable communities to enjoy and take part in sport.

The Fund will:

  • assist eligible organisations to develop quality core sport infrastructure that will meet the current and future needs of the community.
  • will support the development of well-designed and utilised new and improved sport infrastructure projects that can directly impact and support participation and performance opportunities in sports at all levels.
  • will focus on sporting facilities that deliver the best outcomes for the community. It will ensure that the best possible value for money is achieved.

The key objectives of the Fund are to:

  • increase the number and type of sporting facilities;
  • improve the standard of existing sporting facilities;
  • increase participation in sport.

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Arts
Arts & Creative, Rural & Regional

Visions of Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The objectives of the Visions of Australia Grant Program are to:

  • increase access for Australian audiences to exhibitions of quality Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on regional and remote Australia
  • encourage partnerships between organisations such as museums and galleries, particularly collaboration across the collections sector, to form curatorial partnerships and where appropriate, access to mentoring and skills transfer opportunities.

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Agriculture, Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program – Large Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background:   The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program (Small Grants) aims to support community-led, on-ground projects to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst also supporting economic development and jobs.

The intended outcomes are:

  • improved health and ecological conditions of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin
  • improved community involvement in restoring the environmental health of the Murray–Darling Basin
  • increased economic activity and employment in Basin communities as a result of grant funding.

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Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program – Small Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background:   The Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program (Small Grants) aims to support community-led, on-ground projects to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin, whilst also supporting economic development and jobs.

The intended outcomes are:

  • improved health and ecological conditions of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin
  • improved community involvement in restoring the environmental health of the Murray–Darling Basin
  • increased economic activity and employment in Basin communities as a result of grant funding.

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Environmental, Rural & Regional

2021-22 Bushfire Recovery Weed Management – Buffering the World Heritage Area – EOI

Funder:  NSW – Central Tablelands Local Land Services

Grant Background: The Bushfire Recovery Weed Management project assists private land managers to control and manage regional priority weed species on their property, and protect and buffer the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area from the spread of invasive exotic weed species.

On-ground incentives are available to eligible landowners within priority areas buffering the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Projects will be supported, through incentive funding, to undertake integrated weed management activities targeting regional priority weed species on properties to provide long-term benefits.

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