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Council for Australian-Arab Relations 2021-22 Grant Round

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) 2021-22 Grant Round corresponds with Dubai Expo 2020, to be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a significant public regional diplomacy opportunity for CAAR. Accordingly, the priorities for this round are aligned with the Dubai Expo 2020 themes and grant proposals are strongly encouraged to incorporate participation in, or links with, the Dubai Expo 2020 program.

Key priority areas: Successful grant proposals will align with at least one of the CAAR 2021-22 Grant Round priority themes of:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Sport
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Sustainability

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Arts
Arts & Creative

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of Australia’s arts and cultural sector, the operations and financial stability of arts organisations have been significantly affected.

The RISE Fund is delivered to support artists and organisations affected by COVID-19 through the delivery and presentation of activities across all art forms to audiences across Australia. Projects that target audiences in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas will also be taken into account, as well as projects that involve tours and use local regional production, services and support acts.

Activities will contribute to the organisation’s financial viability, job creation, and support for Australian artists or performers and their work. They will provide experiences to audiences, and/or be of a nature that is likely to be popular with Australian audiences.

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Arts
Arts & Creative

Arts Sustainability Fund

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: With the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic affecting all of Australia’s arts and cultural sector, the operations and financial stability of arts organisations have been significantly affected resulting in some organisations being at risk of insolvency.

The Arts Sustainability Fund will support the arts and entertainment sector to continue its activities with funding targeted towards significant Australian Government funded arts organisations to help them remain solvent. The program is intended to assist by providing the necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID-19. This will support the employment of workers and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

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Environmental

Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers Grant

Funder:  National Indigenous Australians Agency

Grant Background: Murray–Darling Basin Indigenous River Rangers grant opportunity will provide $3.071 million to Indigenous organisations across the breadth of the Murray–Darling Basin (the Basin) to establish up to four new Indigenous ranger groups to work on waterway health projects that support environmental and cultural outcomes across the Basin.

Through the Program, the Australian Government recognises Indigenous Australians’ connection to country and the diversity of environmental and cultural practices across the Basin. The Program is expected to enable Indigenous river rangers to use their knowledge and connection to country to contribute to restoring and managing waterway health to support environmental and cultural outcomes in the Basin.

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Women
Women

Investing In Women

Funder:  NSW – Women

Grant Background: The Investing in Women funding program funds NSW organisations to develop and implement projects that support:

  1. Improve women’s financial wellbeing and security and support diverse and flexible employment opportunities for women and girls
  2. Promote and support a holistic approach to women’s health across the lifespan
  3. Support women’s engagement through social networks, access to information and building confidence using diverse representation of women and girls.

Increasing women’s participation leads to benefits for individuals, families and the community. Advancing the role, status and contribution of women and girls in our communities will grow the talent pool available for the workforce, encourage more diversity and flexibility for women and men in the workplace, and result in increased innovation, productivity and prosperity.

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Business, Rural & Regional

Regional Job Creation Fund

Funder:  NSW – Regional NSW

Grant Background: The Regional Job Creation Fund supports regional investment and job creation by offering up to $10 million in co-funding to activate or bring forward regional projects in engine, enabling or emerging engine industries. Examples of eligible projects could include the:

  • replacement, upgrade or adaptation of plant and equipment at an existing regional NSW business
  • establishment of an additional production line for an existing regional NSW business
  • onshoring of activity currently done overseas to a regional NSW location
  • development of new regional tourism experiences and visitor attractions
  • relocation of a business operation from out of state to regional NSW.

The Regional Job Creation Fund’s focus is to co-fund projects creating at least five sustainable regional jobs.

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Agriculture
Business

Wine Export Grant

Funder: Wine Australia

Grant Background: Wine Australia is inviting small and medium Australian wine businesses to apply for the Wine Export Grants program, as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package).

Wine Export Grants are offered for specific wine export promotion activities aimed at supporting small and medium wine businesses to secure new distribution channels in export markets.

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Community
Business, Rural & Regional, Tourism & Events

NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund

Funder:  Meet in NSW

Grant Background: The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract and support exciting business events for regional NSW and to support new business event initiatives aimed at enriching the events with opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions while helping secure successful conferences and events for their future.

The four streams of the program are:

  1. Creation of a New Business Event – To encourage towns and regions to create their own new conferences and business events.
  2. Attraction of an Existing Business Event – To assist rural and regional NSW to secure conferences, business events and major expos. The business event should have previously been held in a capital city, interstate or overseas and funding is being sought to bring the event to a regional NSW location.
  3. Support for an Existing Business Event – To support events that are held in regional NSW and may rotate between locations. Funds must be used to drive increased visitation for the event.
  4. Support for a Business Event Project – To assist rural and regional NSW implement business event projects or initiatives aimed at driving growth in the visitor economy of regional NSW. This may take the form of a business event series or roadshow; a specific element of a business event where the main event is being held in a capital city or interstate; or a small-scale infrastructure project specifically designed to support growth in business events.

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Rural & regional
Community, Education

Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship

Funder:  Australian Geographic Society

Grant Background: Each calendar year the Australian Geographic Society donates generously to maintain its programme of sponsorship of Australian adventurers, scientific and environmental research, and community projects.

There are two types of sponsorships available through the Australian Geographic Society:

  • Project Sponsorships in four categories: science, environment, adventure, community.
  • Nancy Bird Walton Sponsorship for Female Adventurers: The funding is awarded to an Australian woman planning to undertake an adventurous pursuit. The recipient of the sponsorship will be chosen by a panel made up of female adventurers, members of Nancy Bird Walton’s family and representatives of the Australian Geographic Society. All Australian female adventurers are eligible to apply for this grant.

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Science
Education

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions 2021

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: Description: Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, funds to help young Australians to take part in:

  • in-person and virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions in Australia and New Zealand (where permitted by COVID-19 restrictions)
  • virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions activities and competitions overseas (student/s to participate remotely from Australia).

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