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Bid Blast #6 December 2018
Welcome to Glen Innes Severn Councils newsletter informing committees, community groups, not for profits of potential funding opportunities through grants.
Planning is the major part of any successful grant funding application.
Developing the project concepts, consulting with stakeholders, getting support and help from other organisations and gathering all of the relevant information takes time. The greater the planning, attention to detail and project clarity the greater your chances of funding success.
It is important that your project fits into a strategic plan within your local community, town or region and abides by local planning laws. A clear organisational statement which describes your structure, purpose, administrative and financial processes, clients and products or services will add weight to your proposal.
A well-developed Business Plan for your project including quotes and estimates for any costs is good and is often essential.
You will be able to utilise relevant information, once organised and placed in an easily accessible format for different proposals and applications; the information you gather for one proposal will often be useful for other proposals.
Remember: It is much easier to find funding for a well-planned project, than it is to fit the project to the funding.
Dennis McIntyre – Grants Officer GISC – [email protected] – 0427 405 317
Suitable For: Potential stakeholders include local governments, employers, training organisations, not-for-profits, employment services providers and other community organisations able to provide employment and training related opportunities and assistance to unemployed people.
Closing date: 30th of June 2020
Value: $7,500 to $200,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
The Northern Inland is one of only ten regions across Australia to be selected for the Regional Employment Trials Program. The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
The objectives of the program are to deliver:
strong connections between regional stakeholders, including employment services providers
employment initiatives that meet local needs
improved awareness of local labour markets
the potential for improved regional employment outcomes
Grants are for between $7,500 and $200,000, for up to 75% of eligible project costs. Projects must be completed by 30 June 2020.
Contact: Regional Development Australia Northern Inland [email protected]
Bronwyn Pearson – Mob: 0412 400 206 [email protected]
Rechelle Leahy – Mob: 0408 224 489
Suitable For: Primary and High Schools
Funding is available for Primary and Secondary Schools for sporting program sessions. Funding is available each term.
Further Information: https://www.sportingschools.gov.au/funding
Suitable For: Employers who employ a new worker, Australian Apprentice, undertaking a full-time Certificate III or IV qualification that leads to an occupation listed on the National Skills Needs List in a rural and regional workplace.
Closes: Ongoing until 1630 sign ups
Value: Up to 75% of award wage
Run By: Australian Apprenticeships
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy trial aims to support apprenticeships in (Skills Need) occupations in rural and regional areas and encourage participation in apprenticeships by employers who have not previously engaged apprentices, as well as re-engaging employers who may have disengaged from the system.
Suitable For: Various grants for those in the scientific community or science based projects Current Round Closes: When available funding for 18-19 is exhausted
Value: Varies depending on stream applied for
Run By: Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
The Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme seeks to achieve:
It includes the following elements which offer grants or prizes through open application processes:
Department of Primary Industries Rural Assistance
Suitable For: Farm businesses
Closes: Funding will be available from 2 November 2015 until 30 June 2020
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries, Rural Assistance Authority
Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/professional-development-program
As part of the NSW Government’s Drought Strategy, a Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program has been developed to support farm business in all conditions, but particularly in relation to preparing for and responding to drought.
Farmers are now able to view a list of pre-approved courses. This list will be updated as additional products become available. Alternatively, farmers can apply for consideration to attend other professional development activities which they have identified as meeting their particular requirements.
Indigenous Business Australia
Suitable For: Individuals must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, at least 18 years of age, and cannot be an undischarged bankrupt or under consideration for bankruptcy. Business entities or not for profit organisations must have at least 50 per cent Indigenous ownership and cannot be under notice of external administration or investigation.
Value: Financial support and advice
Run By: Indigenous Business Australia
Further Information: http://www.iba.gov.au/business/
IBA assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow viable and sustainable businesses.
After hearing about your individual circumstances and identifying what stage of the business life cycle you are at, IBA can provide an assessment of the resources and assistance that will help you to achieve your business goals. We may also work with you to develop an action plan that will assist and better equip you to make informed decisions about your business future. Our locally based staff can work closely with you to support and guide you through your business journey in meeting the challenges of developing a successful business.
Suitable For: Small and medium sized businesses
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: AusIndustry
Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/innovation-connections
Provides small and medium sized businesses with access to expert technology advice to address technology and knowledge gaps, and collaborate with the research sector in developing new ideas with commercial potential. Support includes up to $50,000 in matched funding to work on collaborative projects.
NSW Government - Create NSW
Suitable For: Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) provides funding opportunities for NSW-based arts and cultural organisations, NSW professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of art forms and disciplines. Closes: Applications close on various dates
Valuation: Dependant on program chosen
Run By: NSW Government Create NSW
Further Information: https://www.create.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/types-of-funding-overview/
Create NSW offers direct funding to organisations, artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers through the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP).
The program funds everything from multiyear programs to one-off projects and professional development opportunities, across visual arts, museums and history, literature, performing arts, music and more.
Create NSW also delivers on defined and developing priorities, new opportunities through specific strategic initiatives and targeted support.
Suitable For: Organisations that:
Closes: 21 December 2018 2.00pm
The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open non-competitive process to apply for the Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations – ILC Readiness Grant Round 2018-19
The objectives of this grant round are to:
For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Grant Round Application page.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.
Suitable For: Community minded people
Closes: Midnight 10 February 2019
Run by: Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation
Further Information: https://www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/community-futures-grant/
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for community-minded people to be awarded up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area.
Taking part is easy:
I'd like to find out about:
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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