There are many grants, awards and other funding opportunities available to organisations and individuals in the Northern Inland and each month we will be highlighting some of them below.
If you have any questions regarding funding opportunities please contact our office on (02) 6771 2790
There are three funding elements to Innovate NSW:
While the Key Requirements for each program element varies, all applications are competitively assessed against the following criteria:
For more information and application guidelines, please visit:
RAS Foundation Community Futures Grants
Applications close 13 January, 2014.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is giving young people who live in rural and regional NSW the chance to secure up to $25,000 to deliver a new and innovative community project.
RAS Foundation Community Futures Grants can be for smaller projects, such as the upgrading of a roof of a small community hall that would be utilised by multiple community groups, as well as projects that require up to $25,000.
RAS Foundation Executive Officer, Jocellin Jansson is encouraging young people living in rural and regional NSW to think about how they could make a significant difference to their community. “Each year I am inspired by the generosity and spirit that exists within rural and regional communities,” she said.
Applications for the Community Futures Grant will be judged on several criteria including innovation, impact on the community and plans for implementation. They must identify an existing community organisation or group to partner with to deliver their project. Eligible entrants must be 35 years or under on 1 May, 2014 and projects must be located in rural or regional NSW.
Interested applicants can visit www.rasnsw.com.au/programs to find out more and to complete the online application form.
Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP)
Applications close 15th of November 2013
The CRIP supports grass roots initiatives designed to encourage community sector cooperation, collaboration and education by bringing together local community organisations with agencies that have emergency services responsibilities to enhance local community capacity and resilience.
Applications for the 2013-14 Community Resilience Innovations Program are currently open, further details are available on the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services website: www.mpes.nsw.gov.au/content.php/1262.html
2014 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Applications close 5pm AEDT Friday 8 November 2013
Grant applications are now open for the 2014 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries.
For more information, visit www.daff.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards
The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund
The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund make grants across Australia for general charitable purposes in accordance with our vision to improve peoples' lives in lasting and positive ways.
Grants are made across a number of different areas, including:
More Information: www.myerfoundation.org.au
Sport and Recreation Participation & Facility Program 2013-14
Applications Close 30 October 2013.
Key points of the program are:
Examples of projects eligible for funding:
• Facility projects – The construction of new, fixed and portable facilities; and enhancement of existing facilities; and
• Participation projects – Deliver a program or service that will assist people to become more active
For more information and application guidelines, please visit the website at www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone 13 13 02.
Regional Visitor Economy Fund
Applications from 1 July 2013 onwards.
The Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF) is managed and administered by Destination NSW and supports investment in the regional New South Wales visitor economy on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis. Applications may be submitted for product development and marketing activities that will contribute to the NSW Government objective of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020. All applications must be supported by a completed Destination Management Plan which meets the information requirements outlined in the Destination NSW template.
For further information, please contact: Destination NSW RVEF Program P: 02 9931 1593 or email email@example.com
Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme (EVSS)
Applications for the next round close 5pm Friday 18 October 20134
The Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme (EVSS) focuses on emergency management volunteers, in recognition of their needs and the significant front line role they play in reducing vulnerability and enhancing community safety.
Further details are available on the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services website: www.mpes.nsw.gov.au/content.php/1266.html
This spreadsheet contains all relevant business grants from the Commonwealth and NSW State governments as at the 20th of October 2013.
GRANTSLink - GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for your community projects from the many Australian government grants that are available.
Grants & Assistance Finder - Finding business-related government grants and assistance has never been easier. This tool provides a listing of Australian, state and territory grants and assistance.
Community Builders - Looking for funding for your community project? Here's a list of funding programs from federal, state and local government, as well as institutions, philanthropic trusts and businesses. Search by the kind of project you’re looking to fund, or by the organisation you’re looking for funding from.
Tendering is becoming a vital part of how many businesses in the Northern Inland operate on a day to day basis.
Both state and federal governments often have projects open for tender. For more information on NSW State Government Tenders please go to https://tenders.nsw.gov.au for further information on Federal Government Tenders please go to www.tenders.gov.au
The Industry Capability Network (ICN) creates opportunity for New South Wales and Australian industry. If you are developing a supply chain and need a competitive local source of supply, ICN can help.
ICN bridges the information gap between buyers and sellers by advising on:
For more information please go to http://www.icn.org.au