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FRRR December News

FRRR December News

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Like most people, the FRRR team is certainly having a busy run right to the end of the year! It's a heady mix of assessing grants and planning for the New Year.

In November, FRRR and Schools Plus co-hosted a joint meeting of the Philanthropy Australia Rural and Education Funder Groups. We presented the outcomes of a research collaboration between FRRR, Schools Plus, Myer Foundation and VFFF, with the support of skilled volunteers from Origin Foundation. We shared data to build a collective picture of what rural schools and non-profits are seeking support for and where grants are being directed, in an effort to better understand the issues and needs in rural education and the contribution being made by the philanthropic sector.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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PREMIER’S FUND FOR SOCIAL COHESION

PREMIER’S FUND FOR SOCIAL COHESION

Grants and Funding

The Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion is a small grants program that supports community-led events and activities that bring together people from diverse cultural backgrounds to discuss and celebrate diversity. It aims to build on the strengths of our multicultural society, develop stronger social cohesion and community resilience, particularly among young people (aged 12-25), and to inspire young people to stand up against the divisive forces of fear, hate and violence.

The Fund’s strategic priorities are to:

Encourage people to reflect on and celebrate the role of diversity in society
Promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, particularly among young people
Build positive cross-cultural networks
Empower people to speak about the value of diversity in society and to counter hateful and divisive messages
Wednesday, 14 December 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Thursday, 10 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1001)/Comments (0)/
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Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

RDA Australia Northern Inland Grants newsletter

Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.

Our regular newsletter will be along in two weeks, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below.

Thursday, 20 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Incubator Event Fund

Incubator Event Fund

Part of the Flagship funding

On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:

  • Incubator Event Fund - supports the establishment of new events (see terms and conditions)
  • Flagship Event Fund -  supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation (see terms and conditions). N.B.: Expressions of interest for the 2017 Flagship Event Fund have now closed.
  • Event Development Fund – supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism.
Friday, 14 October 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

From Narrabri Shire Council

Funding is currently available through the Office of Sport & Recreation to incorporated, not-for-profit sport clubs under the Local Sport Grant Program. The closing date for applications is 11 February 2016.

There are four project types within the Program:

Sport Club Development
- Funding for training programs that will lead to volunteer coaches, officials and club administrators gaining required education and accreditation. 
- Projects that improve a club’s community presence, ability to communicate with members or undertake administrative functions
- $2,000 maximum funding available

Community Sport Events
- Events that promote participation in sport and physical activity and provide a focal point for community building and engagement
- Events that primarily involve sporting competition or mass participation in an organised physical activity
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Sport Access
- Costs associated with overcoming a barrier to participation in sport
- Subsidised travel costs to assist club athletes aged under 18 years access first class coaching or participate in higher levels of competition
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Facility Development and Capital Equipment
- Projects at sporting clubs and facilities used by sporting clubs that enhance existing facilities, provide ancillary facilities, and for the construction of new fixed and portable facilities
- $25,000 maximum funding available

For further information on these funding opportunities please contact Council’s Grants Officer, Roz Solomon on (02) 6799 6865 or rosalyns@narrabri.nsw.gov.au

Tuesday, 12 January 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1208)/Comments (0)/
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Grant Writing Guide now available

Grant Writing Guide now available

The process to complete an application for funding can be challenging and is often approached with a degree of apprehension. RDA Central West has developed a Guide to Successful Grant Writing to help individuals, organisations and communities in our region develop an understanding of how to apply for funding assistance.

 

 

The Guide to Successful Grant Writing will help you to:

  • Identify which grants will support your project.
  • Research and collect background material for your proposal.
  • Clarify the components of grant applications.
  • Learn to write an effective application.
  • Have confidence in the final result.

Download the Guide to Successful Grant Writing


Friday, 18 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1623)/Comments (0)/
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Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Information from Arts North West.

A number of Grants are available to communities and people in the following areas.

 

YOUNG ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

CATALYST - AUSTRALIAN ARTS AND CULTURAL FUND

DELINEATE

IAN POTTER FOUNDATION - ARTS FUNDING

NSW YOUNG REGIONAL ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

VIM LEG UP GRANTS

REGIONAL ARTS NSW QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS


Click the heading for more information on all the above grants that are available.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1110)/Comments (0)/
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LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

Local sporting clubs can apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities when applications open on Thursday.  The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation.  We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together.  Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to keep active.  There are four project types within the Program, these being:

1.     Sport Club Development;

2.     Community Sport Events;

3.     Sport Access; and

4.     Facility Development and Capital Equipment.

Applications open on 26 November 2015 and close 11 February 2016.  For more information and to apply, visitwww.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1631)/Comments (0)/
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Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government to assist economic development projects that support the economic base of New South Wales regional communities that are most likely to be affected by the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1424)/Comments (0)/
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Social Housing Community Improvement Fund 2015

Social Housing Community Improvement Fund 2015

The NSW Government is pleased to announce the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF). The SHCIF will provide $20 million in funding over the next three years to improve the livability and amenity of social housing communities.

The SHCIF aims to create better and stronger social housing communities by improving local amenities through the provision of one off grants to  physically improve areas adjacent to social housing. This includes:

Wednesday, 18 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Applicatio​​ns now open for NSW Community Safety Fund 2015/16

Applicatio​​ns now open for NSW Community Safety Fund 2015/16

On 6 November 2015, the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police, Troy Grant,announced the NSW Community Safety Fund​ to provide funding for community safety initiatives which will reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour.

The NSW Department of Justice is administering this significant NSW Government grants program which provides $10 million over four years to improve community safety across NSW.

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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A New Way of Working for Grants

A New Way of Working for Grants

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants 2015.

Funding is expected to be offered to around 5,700 organisations as a result of this process, with grants to be paid by 30 June 2016.

Volunteer Grants enable small community organisations to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to purchase small equipment items to assist their volunteers, assist with the reimbursement of fuel costs incurred by volunteers (and transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive), and contribute towards the cost of training courses and background screening checks for volunteers.

Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT on 9 December 2015. For further information about eligibility and how to apply, refer to the Funding Open for Application page.

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications for the Community War Memorial Fund are now open and close on 11 November 2015.

The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help protect and conserve existing war memorials across NSW.

Please read through the Information for Applicants and the Caring for our War Memorials Guide before applying. These documents provide advice on eligibility, appropriate approaches to conserving war memorials, who you should talk to before applying and co-contributions to projects.

To apply, please download and complete the application form (available in MS Word and PDF formats). Applications can be submitted by email to VeteranGrants@dpc.nsw.gov.au or post to:

 

Veterans’ Affairs

Department of Premier and Cabinet

GPO Box 5341

Sydney NSW 2001

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri Council Grants Scheme

Narrabri Council Grants Scheme

The Special Events Grant is currently open. Closing date Friday 20 November 2015. 

Narrabri Shire Council offers several Grants to the local community throughout the year. 
The grants offered by Council are:

  • Small Area Grant
  • Sporting Grant
  • Contribution to Special Events Grant

The Small Area Grant and Sporting Grant are offered once every financial year. The Contributions to Special Events Grant is offered twice a year. Grants are advertised in local media and via this website. 

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Newsletter

As Acting CEO, I am very pleased to share our 2014/15 Annual Review. You can read more below, but it was our biggest grant-making and partnerships year to date: we awarded a record $8.4m in grants, and received $9.5m in donations and grants to support a diverse range of projects across rural, regional and remote Australia.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donor partners and it was wonderful to be able to thank many of the donors at a small gathering in Sydney at historic Boomerang House, thanks to the generosity of Lindsay Fox. It was great to meet some more of our donors and I look forward to continuing the discussions we started. Considerable credit must also go to our former CEO Alexandra Gartmann, who has moved on into her new role as MD and CEO of Rural Bank. Alex was an inspiring leader - we thank her deeply for the four and a half years she gave to FRRR, and wish her all the very best for her future.

Click the header to read the Newsletter or


Read more on their website 

Monday, 9 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Small grants to fertilise sustainable agriculture knowledge

Small grants to fertilise sustainable agriculture knowledge

Media Release - 5 November

Farmers and fishers across the country are set to receive a boost, with $2.2 million in small grants announced to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices.  

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, today said that these small grants would contribute to the overall resilience, competitiveness and productivity of Australia's agriculture and fishing industries. 

Friday, 6 November 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1759)/Comments (0)/
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Whites rural community Grants

Whites rural community Grants

Closes 31st October

Whites Rural Community Grants

 

Closes 31st October

 

Whites Rural Community Grants are designed to make a difference to kids in regional, rural, and remote areas. 

 

Tell us how a $4,000 grant could help kids in your local community through art, music, sport, sustainability, or social well-being. 

 

There are 10 grants available nationally - so apply now. 

 

For more info: http://wrcommunity.com.au

Monday, 26 October 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (838)/Comments (0)/
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You only have one more week to apply for the Australian Government’s new Nanny Pilot Program.

Press Release

Meeting today with police officers at the North Sydney Police Station, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said the pilot would help families who struggle to access child care because of where they live or the hours they work.

“Standard child care hours don’t always fit the needs of parents who don’t work standard jobs, for example people who live in rural and remote areas, or those who work shifts, like police officers, hospitality workers, nurses and emergency services workers, ” Senator Birmingham said.

“The Australian Government’s innovative $246 million Nanny Pilot Programme gives families another choice in how they balance their family and work demands, and will help us determine how best to target taxpayer funding to support them.

“This is a great opportunity for parents who need flexible child care, such as a nanny, in order to work or get back to work and I encourage families to put in their applications by 30 October to avoid missing out.”

Saturday, 24 October 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2911)/Comments (0)/
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Council Grants Scheme

Council Grants Scheme

The Special Events Grant is currently open. Closing date Friday 20 November 2015.

Narrabri Shire Council offers several Grants to the local community throughout the year. 
The grants offered by Council are:

  • Small Area Grant
  • Sporting Grant
  • Contribution to Special Events Grant

The Small Area Grant and Sporting Grant are offered once every financial year. The Contributions to Special Events Grant is offered twice a year. Grants are advertised in local media and via this website. 

Contributions to Special Events Grant

Organisations eligible for the Contributions to Special Events funding should fit the following criteria:

  • Organisations should be not for profit;
  • Organisations should be community based;
  • Not be a sporting body;
  • Not to be individuals; and
  • Organisations to be excluded if they have a self-funding capacity.
  • Events must occur between the dates of 1 January and 30 June or the 1 July and 31 December of that year.

Small Area Grant Scheme

Council's Small Area Grant Scheme is currently open for applications. 
Applications are invited for community not-for-profit organisations outside the towns of Narrabri, Wee Waa and Boggabri. Projects should relate to the provision of new facilities or additions/improvements to existing facilities.

The grants are to be offered on a dollar for dollar basis with organisations able to contribute cash or in kind.

Sporting Grant Scheme

Council's Sporting Grants Scheme is currently open for applications.
Applications are invited from Sporting organisations or clubs within Narrabri Shire. These grants relate to sports which are not otherwise supported by Council with either playing fields or facilities. Projects should relate to the provision of new facilities or additions / improvements to existing sporting facilities.

The grants are to be offered on a dollar for dollar basis with organisations able to contribute cash or in kind.

Friday, 16 October 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation’s Community Futures Grant Program is now open for applications!

The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation’s Community Futures Grant Program is now open for applications!

Closing date 6th December 2015 at 5pm.

The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation’s Community Futures Grant Program is now open for applications! 


 

  • Do you have an idea or project in need of funding that will inject life into your local town?
  •  Are you aged 35 or under?
  • Do you have a local organisation you can partner with to deliver your project?

 

If YES  - you are eligible to  apply http://www.rasnsw.com.au/Community-Futures-Grant.htm or visit us on Facebook and share the link https://www.facebook.com/RASofNSWFoundation


The RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant Program encourages and champions rural youth leadership through the provision of up to $25,000 to fund community projects that address a need or issue in your town.  We fund projects in rural and regional NSW that will result in enhanced social and economic outcomes for the wider community.

 

For previous projects see http://www.rasnsw.com.au/our-projects.htm


For more information call Cecilia Logan, Program Manager 02 9704 1232 or Kate Ross, Executive Officer 02 9704 1234 or email foundation@rasf.org.au

 

Closing date 6th December 2015 at 5pm.  

Wednesday, 14 October 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

In 2015, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. 

The initiative provides women in regional Australia with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in regional and rural Australia at two levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details:

1. Senior Management and Executive Level women leaders can apply for $12,000 individual grants to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program

2. Emerging and Mid-Level women managers can apply for $4,500 Individual Grants to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program


Expression of Interest

To request additional information or a scholarship grant application form, simply complete this Expression of Interest Form and either email (info@wla.edu.au) or fax (1300 451 031) it back to us.

Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail, please contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Australian School of Applied Management on 1300 138 037or via ianj@asam.edu.au.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1851)/Comments (0)/
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Applications open for 2015–16 drought concessional loans in NSW

Applications open for 2015–16 drought concessional loans in NSW

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce and NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair

Media Release

 

3 September 2015

Drought-affected farmers in New South Wales can now apply for a Drought Concessional Loan or a Drought Recovery Concessional Loan, with applications opening today for the 2015–16 round of both schemes.

Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, said the schemes helped those doing it tough during drought to restructure existing debt, or to fund operating expenses or drought preparedness and recovery activities.

“Through the Agricultural Competiveness White Paper, we are ensuring farmers have greater certainty about the support available to them during periods of drought. We are delivering on our White Paper commitment to continue both drought-related concessional loans schemes during 2015–16, with up to $30 million available for Drought Concessional Loans and up to $25 million available for Drought Recovery Concessional Loans in NSW,” Minister Joyce said.

 

Friday, 4 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (5317)/Comments (0)/
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Whole Kids Small Seeds Community Grants Program

Whole Kids Small Seeds Community Grants Program

(Source - Our Community Matters, Edition 5-15)

The Whole Kids Small Seeds Community Grants Program supports grassroots organisations and groups that are working hard in their local communities to improve children’s health and wellbeing through innovative and impactful projects.

Whole Kids Small Seeds seeks to fund organisations and groups that solve the root causes of problems at the community level. It looks for projects that have strong local community support and participation, in the belief that lasting change comes about at the local level through direct community involvement.

Whole Kids Small Seeds will provide a one-off grant up to $5,000 for an individual project. Its preference, however, is to select projects that it can fully fund at lower grant amounts. In this way, it can help fund more projects in more communities.

Whole Kids Small Seeds selects projects that aim to deliver positive impacts in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Improving children’s nutrition and access to healthy food.
  • Reducing environmental health risks to children.
  • Encouraging greater access for children to education and learning opportunities.
  • Building stronger local communities for families and children.
  • Creating safe areas for children’s play, recreation and enjoyment.
  • Enhancing children’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • Protecting children’s human rights and promoting social justice.
  • Protecting our environment, wildlife and natural wilderness for current and future generations of children.
The current grants round closes on September 30.

Thursday, 3 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Applications for CASP 2016 Now Open

Applications for CASP 2016 Now Open

Applications have opened for the 2016 Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

The grants for a maximum amount ranging from $3,000 to $5000 (varying by Regional Arts Board) are available to groups and organisations based in regional NSW for projects occurring between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.

 

CASP provides small grants to arts and community organisations and local arts councils for short term, locally initiated arts projects with the program aiming to assist locally determined cultural activities.

 

Ninety-nine new arts projects in regional, rural and remote projects, ranging through writers festivals, stage lighting workshops, music, light festivals, dance and digital art, were funded through the program for 2015.

 

Projects included the Coonamble Ceramics Collective Fired Up, art workshops at Cementa 15 in Kandos and the inaugural IlluminARTe Wollondilly Festival. 

 

Applicants must read the guidelines and speak to the Regional Arts Development Officer (RADO) for their region before applying. If you aren’t in an areas serviced by a RADO, talk to the Funding Manager at RANSW on 02 9270 2502 or email at funding@regionalartsnsw.com.au

 

To find which Regional Arts Board you are represented by click here.

 

Detailed information about the program and application fo

Tuesday, 1 September 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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