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July 18, 2022
Closes: 31 July 2022 Value: Not specified Run By: Glen Innes Severn Council
Applications are now open for the 2022/2023 financial year. This fund provides business and community access to financial support. The Policy ensures that the criteria for funding supports local economic outcomes in alignment with the Economic Development Strategy 2020-2040 and Action Plan 2020-2025 (GIHEDS&AP).
This fund may be used to provide financial assistance to:
(a) A business entity – proven by an Australian Business Number (ABN) and/or Australian Company Name (ACN) proposing to establish or expand an industry, service, or business in the LGA; and (b) Local Volunteer Community Groups and/or Committees, Not-for-Profits, 355 Committees, Local Consortiums and Local Event Organisers proposing to incubate, activate or grow local initiatives, programs, or events. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 3 July 2022 Value: NEIS Allowance & Rental Assistance. Business Advice Run By: Australian Government - Department of Education, Skills and Employment
New Business Assistance with NEIS can help you turn your business idea into a viable business. Over the last 36 years, NEIS has helped over 194,000 people become their own boss by starting their own business. NEIS offers free accredited small business training, business plan development, business mentoring and, if eligible, NEIS Allowance.
A NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks is available (if eligible).
Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 4 September 2022 Value: Up to $75,000 Run By: NSW Government Rural Assistance Authority, on behalf of NSW and Australian Governments
Glen Innes Severn is listed in the current NSW Government Disaster Declaration LGA’s for Storms and Floods from 22 February 2022.
Flood-affected primary producers are encouraged to apply for Special Disaster Grants to access financial assistance to get back to operating as soon as possible.
Once approved, eligible primary producers can access $15,000 in assistance up-front, with a further $60,000 in financial assistance available thereafter upon submission of valid tax invoices.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Range of financial incentives Run By: Australian Government - Department of Education, Skills and Employment
The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness. The Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $2,000 Run By: NSW Government – SafeWork NSW
If you own or operate a farm or a business that uses quad bikes or an SSV, or you work on one, you may be eligible for a safety rebate. As an owner or operator, you'll be eligible to apply for a maximum of $2,000 per ABN. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $10,000 per worker Run By: Australian Government - Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over. Payments are made by employment services providers to businesses over six months. Employers can negotiate how often they receive the payments. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Mentorship support and advice Run By: Indigenous Business Australia
Strong women need a strong support system. The Strong Women Strong Business mentorship program is the place to give support and receive it too. Connect with Indigenous business women, to share knowledge in navigating your business journey. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Matched funding from $10,000 to $50,000 Run By: CSIRO
This program is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business. The program offers eligible businesses access to dollar-matched funding of $10,000-$50,000 to undertake the following research activities with CSIRO:
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 18 July 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) The FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant program helps communities take action on ideas generated by young Australians on issues that matter to regional, remote and rural youth. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for communities across Australia to adopt, adapt and act on these ideas within their own community.
Open: Now Closes: 2022 Round 1 closes 25 July 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: NSW Government – Office of Veterans Affairs The Community War Memorials Fund helps to conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects across NSW. These include conservation assessments, honour roll repair, specialist stone cleaning and restoration, arborist advice for war memorial trees and repairs to war memorial halls. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 31 July 2022 Value: Not specified Run By: Glen Innes Severn Council
More info: Refer to Business Grants section of this newsletter. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 1 September 2022 Value: $30,000 or $100,000 Run By: NSW Government - Museums and Galleries of NSW The Dobell Exhibition Grant program provides financial assistance toward the development of new, curated exhibitions of visual arts at regional galleries in New South Wales. The program aims to support high-quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. There are two categories - $30,000 and $10,000 – applicants should select which amount they would like to apply for depending on the scale of their project and support required. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 11 September 2022 Value: Project Development Grants: $2,500 to $7,500; Small Grants: Up to $2,000 Run By: NSW Government – Museums and Galleries of NSW Project Development Grants empower community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long-term outcomes. Further information & eligibility Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Further information & eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 4 October 2022 Value: 3 Streams - Major Event Enhancement: $50,000 to $200,000; Major Event Attraction: Minimum of $100,000; Major Event Accessibility and Inclusion: $15,000 to $100,000 Run By: NSW Government - Regional NSW
The aim of the funding is to help attract new events to the regions, make existing iconic regional NSW events even bigger and better and improve accessibility and inclusion at major events.The types of events eligible for funding include:
Further information and eligibility
Closes: When the $200,000 total fund allocation is exhausted Value: $25,000 donation Run By: Sunbite, The Good Fuel Co. Nominate your local charity hero for their chance to receive a $25k donation. This fund is devoted to fuelling local heroes and the charities they so tirelessly support. Each month, based on nominations received, Sunbites will select an amazing member of a community and their charity to receive $25 from the $200k fund total. Nominate someone
Open: Now Closes: 31 December 2022 or until expended Value: $10,000 to $50,000 Run By: NSW Government – Regional NSW This program supports the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW to recover from and build resilience to future adversity. It leverages the work of Regional Youth Community Coordinators (YCC) to identify projects for funding in regional NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs). Funding recipients can be government or non-government organisations in eligible regional Local Government Areas (LGAs). This includes local councils, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, schools and neighbourhood centres.
Open: Now Closes: 18 July 2022 Value: Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000; Sport & Recreation: $50,0000 to $300,000 Run By: NSW Government – Office of Responsible Gambling
The objective of this grant program is to fund the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure to deliver outcomes for disadvantaged NSW communities including regional, remote and drought-affected areas, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and communities affected by bushfires. Eligible entities:
Further information and eligibility: Community Infrastructure Sport & Recreation
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 30 August 2022 Value: Up to $25,000. Total fund allocation is $650,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Glen Innes Severn LGA is listed as a declared fire-affected area. This fund stream will support initiatives that support the recovery and future preparedness of communities affected by the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires.
Community Infrastructure Projects and enhancing community spaces to increase community use are eligible activities.
Open: Now Closes: 30 August 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), on behalf of the Australian Government
Open: Now Closes: Not specified Value: Tax relief measures Run By: NSW Government - Revenue
Tax relief support is available for NSW businesses impacted by COVID-19. 2021 payroll tax deferral and new support payment arrangement for ALL businesses:
Open: Now Closes: Not Specified Value: For each 7-day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring, you will be paid $450 if you lost at least 8 hours or a full day’s work, and less than 20 hours of work; $750 if you lost 20 hours or more of work Run By: Australian Government - Services Australia
This is a lump sum payment to help you during the time you can’t work and earn income because you must:
Open: Now Closes: Not specified Value: $50 EAPA vouchers Run By: NSW Government – Service NSW
If you're having difficulty paying your current household energy bill because of a short-term financial crisis or emergency, such as unexpected medical bills, or reduced income due to COVID-19, you could be eligible for Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) $50 vouchers. Further information & eligibility
Information sources and disclaimer: Information for this February 2022 newsletter was sourced from grants.gov.au, business.gov.au, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland and/or the following Government departments and business organisations on grants and funding programs. NSW Government – Rural Assistance Authority, NSW Government – Department of Planning, Industry & Environment through Service NSW, NSW Government - Destination NSW, NSW Government – Regional NSW, NSW Government – Department of Veterans Affairs, Australian Government – Department of Health, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), National Australia Bank, Community Broadcasting Foundation, Australian Government – SportAus, NSW Government – Department of Regional NSW, Australian Government - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, NSW Government – Office of Sport, NSW Government – Sport NSW, Australian Government - Services Australia, Australian Government – Indigenous Business Australia.
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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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