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
2014 Shed Development Grants
Closes: 7th of March 2014
The latest round of the “National Men’s Shed Development Grants” has been announced. All Men’s Sheds in Australia can apply for up to a total of $8,000 (GST excl) for a range of financial support across the three funding categories:
Make sure your local Men’s Shed has an application in. More info can be found at: www.mensshed.org/development-grants-r6/.aspx
Funding Opportunity for Showgrounds
Closes: 17th of March 2014
Local showground reserve trusts and managers can currently apply for funding in the first round of the State Government’s 2014/15 Public Reserve Management Fund (PRMF). Round one specifically targets showgrounds and urgent pest and weed maintenance at other reserves.
This is an important chance for local showgrounds to get funds towards repairs to buildings and the upgrading of key infrastructure, which will ensure these facilities continue to serve our communities well, according to Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall.
“Having been to all the Northern Tablelands showgrounds and discussing improvements with local trusts over the current show season, I know there is no shortage of projects which could attract funding in this round.”
“Last year saw local reserves attract more than $320,000 in PRMF funding which has had a two or three-fold financial impact on those showgrounds and reserves.”
The first round of the PRMF will be finalised by June. Reserve managers of showgrounds, or of any reserve type with a suitable pest or weeds project, have until Monday, 17 March 2014, to submit applications on the Crown Lands website at www.crownland.nsw.gov.au
Round two, commences around August and will focus on all other public reserves including caravan parks, state parks and local parks and reserves.
Small Grants for Small Rural Communities
Closes: 28th of March 2014
The Small Grants for Rural Communities is a collaborative program supported by various partners. It is the longest running and broadest program offered by FRRR. The program is open twice a year, and closes at the end of March and September. Round 25 of this program is open until the 28th of March and further details are available on the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's website.
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:
This spreadsheet contains all relevant business grants from the Commonwealth and NSW State governments as at the 27th of February 2014.
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