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December 2021 - Welcome to Glen Innes Severn Council’s newsletter informing committees, community groups, businesses, sporting organisations, Council, not-for- profits and individuals of potential funding opportunities through grants and programs.
December 7, 2021
Hello to everyone,
Christmas and 2022 are fast approaching.
This December newsletter focuses on a selection of grant and program opportunities under the categories of:
1. Business Grants: 8 Opportunities
2. Community Grants: 8 Opportunities
3. Infrastructure Grants: 1 Opportunity
4. COVID-19 Support – Business and Individuals: 3 Opportunities
For all grants listed in this newsletter, links are provided at the end of each category listing which will direct you to the appropriate website
for full details and how to apply for that grant or program.
For an update on Economic Development including grants please see the 25 November 2021 Council Business Paper, pages. Click here:
You can also sign up to receive the Economic Development e-newsletter: Click here.
Merry Christmas and a safe New Year to everyone. See you all in 2022.
Glen Innes Severn Council
1.1 NSW Government – Mice Control Support Program – Farmers buying Zinc Phosphide
Closes: 17 December 2021
Value: A rebate of 50 per cent on zinc phosphide purchases, up to $10,000.
Run By: NSW Government – Rural Assistance Authority
Farmers experiencing financial hardship due to the mouse plague may be eligible for assistance with purchasing costs of zinc phosphide
to provide financial and cash flow relief.
If you are a primary producer in an eligible Local Government Area, you may be eligible to claim
• a rebate of 50 per cent on zinc phosphide purchases, up to $10,000.
The rebate covers purchases of zinc phosphide bait between 1 January 2021 to 17 December 2021.
Further information, eligibility and criteria: Click here.
1.2 Alfresco Restart Package – $5,000 Outdoor Dining Assistance
Open: Expected to be December 2021
Closes: To be specified
Value: $5,000 per hospitality business, capped at 500 businesses.
Run By: NSW Government – Department of Planning, Industry & Environment
Up to 5,000 hospitality businesses can apply to the Government for a $5,000 grant to get their outdoor dining venture off the ground.
For further updates during December: Click here.
1.3 Indigenous Local Employment Fund
Closes: 1 January 2022
Value: Estimated grant value from $5,000.00 to $250,000.00
Run By: Australian Government - National Indigenous Australians Agency
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is supporting increased Indigenous employment participation
in COVID-19 affected labour markets. The ILEF will support innovative, short-term initiatives that address employment barriers.
Projects in regional and remote areas are especially encouraged.
Application Submission: By invitation only. Organisations must first contact and discuss their proposal with the NIAA Regional office
in the locality where the proposed project will take place. Selection is by Closed Non-Competitive.
1.4 NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund
Closes: 5:00pm, 31 January 2022
Value: : Up to $15,000 (ex GST) for a business event with up to 150 delegates
: Up to $30,000 (ex GST) for a business event with over 150 delegates
Run By: NSW Government – Destination NSW
The Fund is open to local government, local tourism organisations, convention organisers, chambers of commerce, business events
industry operators, industry associations, sole traders, corporations and professional conference organisers which are looking to create
or host a business event in regional NSW.
• Creation of a New Business Event
• Attraction of an Existing Business Event
• Support for an Existing Business Event
• Support for a Business Event Project
1.5 Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
Closes: 1 March 2022
Value: Funding varies on a case-by-case basis
Run By: Australian Government – Australia Council of the Arts
This is for Individuals and organisations wanting to tour performing arts.
The Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund provides individuals and organisations with funding to help
them with the touring costs of taking a performing art show to regional and remote areas.
1.6 Strengthening Business
Closes: 31 March 2022
Value: Access to a local, independent business expert, who'll develop a
roadmap to strengthen and grow your business.
Run By: Australian Government
This service is for Businesses impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires in one of 32 identified local government areas in
NSW, SA and VIC. Glen Innes Severn LGA is included.
Strengthening Business provides access to experts who'll work with you to make your business stronger, more resilient and better
prepared for the future. They'll work with you to develop a roadmap, and strengthen your business systems, operations and strategies.
Additionally they'll connect you to services you need to achieve your business goals.
1.7 Get Connected Listing for Tourism Businesses
Value: Free website listing
Run By: NSW Governemnt - Destination NSW
“Get Connected” is Destination NSW’s website membership program. Simple and easy to use Get Connected membership is free
and is open to all tourism operators within New South Wales.
With “Get Connected”, Destination NSW gives you the opportunity to showcase your tourism products on Destination NSW’s consumer
websites FREE of charge and tap into over 1.5 million potential customers a month, both domestic and international - that’s over 18.5 million
people a year who are looking for tourism products.
Further information and eligibility: Click here.
1.8 Australian Government's Youth Jobs Path
Value: Up to $11,000
Run By: Australian Government – Job Active
Trial a young person to find out if they're the right fit for your business and get $1000 to help cover the costs of the trial. During the trial,
you don't pay the young person. Instead, the Australian Government gives them $200 a fortnight on top of their income support and covers
their insurance. Businesses can also receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) through a Youth Bonus wage subsidy if they hire an eligible
young person between 15 and 24 years of age.
2.1 Local Sporting Champions
Closes: 31 December 2021
Value: From $500 to $750 for a successful applicant
Run By: Australian Government – Sport Australia
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18
participating in state, national or international championships.
If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships
• Base Grant: $500
• Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
• Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
• Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50
2.2 Preparing Australian Communities – Local Stream
Closes: 6 January 2022
Value: $20,000 to $10 milliion
Run By: Australian Government – National Recovery and Resileince Agency
The Preparing Australian Communities - Local Stream Program provides locally identified and locally led projects with up to $10 million
in funding to improve the resilience of communities against natural hazards. The program will prioritise projects in locations where there
is a greater risk of natural hazards, including bushfires, floods and tropical cyclones.
The intended outcome of the grant opportunity is to support communities to undertake disaster risk reduction and resilience initiatives
that provide public benefit through reducing:
• the impact of future natural hazards on Australian communities
• the burden (cost and time) of recovery in communities following future disasters.
Further information, eligibility and criteria: Click here.
2.3 Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions
Closes: 25 January 2022
Value: $1,500 to $15,000
Run By: Australian Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
This grant stream provides funds to sponsor young Australians to take part in person or virtual in STEM engagement activities,
activities and competitions. Schools, incorporated not for profit organisations and entities incorporated in Australia can apply on
behalf of a student or a group of students.
This grant opportunity provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, funds to sponsor a student or group of
students to participate in:
• in-person and virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions hosted in Australia and New Zealand
(where permitted by COVID-19 restrictions)
• virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions hosted overseas (students to participate remotely from Australia).
2.4 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants - Community Grants
Closes: 8 February 2022
Value: Up to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
Run By: Australian Government – Department of Veterans’ Affairs -Community Grants Hub
Eligible grant activities are:
• additions to, or restoration of, existing war or peace memorials, honour boards/rolls or plaques.
• commemorative events for significant anniversaries of wars, conflicts or peace operations (a significant anniversary is defined as ending in a ‘5’ or ‘0’).
• construction of a new war or peace memorial, honour board/roll or plaque where none currently exist.
2.5 Community War Memorials Fund
Closes: Round Two, Closes 11 February 2022
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: NSW Government – Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW including conservation assessments, honour roll repair,
war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to
war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.
2.6 NAB Foundation Community Grants - 2022
Closes: Current Round is 28 February 2022
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: National Australia Bank
The NAB Foundation is currently seeking applications for Community Grants. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that
help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters and climate change.
The NAB Foundation is the philanthropic arm of NAB. The Foundationis an independent charity that aims to be a catalyst for positive
social and environmental change in Australia. Through giving and investments, the Foundation is committed to new and innovative ways
to use philanthropic capital for greater social impact.
2.7 Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism Program
Closes: 5.00pm, 29 April 2022
Value: Up to $3,000
Run By: Australian Government - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.
The CHART program is an Australian Government program administered by the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) in 2021–22.
CHART program grants will help community cultural, heritage and arts organisations—including community museums, galleries and historical societies—continue to attract cultural tourism to regional Australia through their preservation of Australia's cultural heritage and,in particular, the telling of the stories of their local communities.
Not-for-profit incorporated community arts and cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to $3,000
(plus GST where applicable) to support eligible activities, which includes, for example:
• additional COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene measures
• cleaning, conservation or development of collections or exhibits
• purchasing computer hardware and/or software to facilitate the digitisation of the collection, including website
modifications (website modifications may include improving online access)
• purchasing other computer equipment to facilitate better collection management such as computers, printers
• improving conditions for volunteers and collections through the purchase of furniture, display cabinets,
better kitchen facilities or other related items
• assisting with costs of reopening or restoration or holding a community event that promotes the collection,
including guest speakers and/or performers for such events, or otherwise facilitating recovery from the impact
2.8 Dine and Discover Vouchers – Extension & Additional Vouchers
Open: 6 x $25 vouchers if you have not already applied. 2 x Additional Vouchers from
1 December 2021 if you have already received your first four vouchers.
Closes: 30 June 2022
Value: Total of 6 x $25 vouchers.
Run By: NSW Government – Service NSW
Where can you redeem your vouchers:
• takeaway food services (excludes third-party food delivery services)
• cafes and restaurants
• pubs, taverns, bars, wineries and clubs.
• amusement, theme and water parks
• live music operations, performing arts operations, theatres and entertainment centres
• museums, galleries and historic sites
• outdoor adventures
• recreational activities such as go-karting, indoor climbing, mini-golf, billiards, bowling or ice-rinks
• scenic and sightseeing transport
• travel agencies and tours
• zoos, botanic gardens, wildlife parks and nature reserves.
To apply for the vouchers: Click here.
4.1 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Land Tax NSW
Closes: 31 January 2022
Value: Reduction of up to 100% of the land tax payable on a parcel of land in the.2021 land tax year
Run By: NSW Government - Service NSW
For NSW commercial landlords.
Commercial landowners who have reduced their tenant's rent due to COVID-19 between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021
may be eligible to land tax relief. The relief will be a reduction in the 2021 tax payable on the parcel of land where rent relief has
been given to the tenant who occupies that land.
The land tax reduction will be the lesser of:
• the amount of rent reduction provided to an eligible tenant for any period between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021, or
• 100% of the land tax attributable to the parcel of land leased to that tenant.
4.2 Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate
Closes: 30 June 2022
Value: Up to $1,500
If you're a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees
and charges rebate of $1,500. This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing
the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims
until the full value of $1,500 is reached.
Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.
These include, but are not limited to:
• food authority licences
• liquor licences
• tradesperson licences
• event fees
• outdoor seating fees
• council rates.
4.3 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment – Individuals
Closes: Not Specified
Value: $1,500 for each 14-day period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone with COVID-19 for eligible applicants.
Run By: Australian Government - Services Australia
Provides a lump sum financial assistance to limit the financial hardship for eligible individuals in New South Wales who are unable
to earn an income having been informed by a health official in the state they live and/or work to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.
Claimants are required to complete an application by telephone or by submitting a completed claim form by fax to Services Australia.
The easiest way to claim is over the phone.
Further details and eligibility: Click here.
“Glen Innes Severn Council acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present
and emerging and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.”
Disclaimer: Information for this November 2021 newsletter was sourced from www.grants.gov.au, www.business.gov.au, Regional Development
Australia Northern Inland and/or the following Government departments and business organisations on grants and funding programs from
NSW Government – Rural Assistance Authority, NSW Government – Department of Planning, Industry & Environment, Australian Government -
National Indigenous Australians Agency, NSW Government – Destination NSW, Australian Government – Australia Council of the Arts,
Australian Government – Job Active, Australian Government – Sport Australia, NSW Government Office of Sport, Australian Government –
National Recovery and Resilience Agency, Australian Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources,
Australian Government – Department of Veterans’ Affairs - Community Grants Hub, NSW Government – Department of Veterans Affairs,
National Australia Bank, Australian Government - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications,
NSW Government – Services NSW, and Australian Government - Services Australia.
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Acknowledgement of Country
Glen Innes Highlands acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging, and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.
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