FRRR December News

FRRR December News

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Like most people, the FRRR team is certainly having a busy run right to the end of the year! It's a heady mix of assessing grants and planning for the New Year.

In November, FRRR and Schools Plus co-hosted a joint meeting of the Philanthropy Australia Rural and Education Funder Groups. We presented the outcomes of a research collaboration between FRRR, Schools Plus, Myer Foundation and VFFF, with the support of skilled volunteers from Origin Foundation. We shared data to build a collective picture of what rural schools and non-profits are seeking support for and where grants are being directed, in an effort to better understand the issues and needs in rural education and the contribution being made by the philanthropic sector.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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PREMIER’S FUND FOR SOCIAL COHESION

PREMIER’S FUND FOR SOCIAL COHESION

Grants and Funding

The Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion is a small grants program that supports community-led events and activities that bring together people from diverse cultural backgrounds to discuss and celebrate diversity. It aims to build on the strengths of our multicultural society, develop stronger social cohesion and community resilience, particularly among young people (aged 12-25), and to inspire young people to stand up against the divisive forces of fear, hate and violence.

The Fund’s strategic priorities are to:

Encourage people to reflect on and celebrate the role of diversity in society
Promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, particularly among young people
Build positive cross-cultural networks
Empower people to speak about the value of diversity in society and to counter hateful and divisive messages
Tuesday, December 13, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

Great Opportunities here for funding for Communities.

RDA Australia Northern Inland Grants newsletter

Welcome to our new Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you’ll find details of selected grant submissions from around the region.

Our regular newsletter will be along in two weeks, but this new edition will occur in the middle of the month, every month.

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Incubator Event Fund

Incubator Event Fund

Part of the Flagship funding

On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:

  • Incubator Event Fund - supports the establishment of new events (see terms and conditions)
  • Flagship Event Fund -  supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation (see terms and conditions). N.B.: Expressions of interest for the 2017 Flagship Event Fund have now closed.
  • Event Development Fund – supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism.
Thursday, October 13, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW Seniors Festival Grants

NSW Seniors Festival Grants

‘The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.

The NSW Seniors Festival, which will be held from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March 2017, is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere with over 500,000 seniors participating in events across NSW last year.

Seniors Festival grants support local councils, volunteer groups and community organisations with the costs of developing and hosting events and activities in their local communities.

The grants are a great way for local organisations to get involved and show their appreciation for seniors and encourage them to actively participate in their local community.

There are two funding categories available in 2017:

Grants of up to $1,000 to deliver local events or activities in their communities,
Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger events which focus on this year’s theme.

Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser

Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser

Established in 2009, the Charity Brunch is an annual fundraiser held during the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Funds raised at the brunch go toward a selected grass roots project in country NSW which will have a positive social (and economic) impact on the broader community around it.

Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS

Local organisations and councils are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.

Local not-for-profit groups and councils are urged to apply for grants of up to $300,000 for new or upgraded emergency relief infrastructure.

Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (638)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FISH HABITAT ACTION GRANTS NOW OPEN

FISH HABITAT ACTION GRANTS NOW OPEN

Fish Habitat Action Grants are again open for the 2016-17 rounds. Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants. Eligible activities could include riparian fencing, revegetation, weed management, wetland rehabilitation, fish passage works, erosion protection works and production of educational resources. Grants are available for small projects up to $2,000 and large projects up to $40,000.

Applications close on September 30th at 5 pm.

More information is available at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hag

Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FRRR Newsleter September 2016

FRRR Newsleter September 2016

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Strong community leadership is critical in enabling prosperous and thriving towns and regions. This has been the theme at recent events, including the Regional Leadership Summit in Bendigo, and the Australian Regional Development Conference in Canberra.
Thursday, September 08, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

Funding available through Office of Sport & Recreation

From Narrabri Shire Council

Funding is currently available through the Office of Sport & Recreation to incorporated, not-for-profit sport clubs under the Local Sport Grant Program. The closing date for applications is 11 February 2016.

There are four project types within the Program:

Sport Club Development
- Funding for training programs that will lead to volunteer coaches, officials and club administrators gaining required education and accreditation. 
- Projects that improve a club’s community presence, ability to communicate with members or undertake administrative functions
- $2,000 maximum funding available

Community Sport Events
- Events that promote participation in sport and physical activity and provide a focal point for community building and engagement
- Events that primarily involve sporting competition or mass participation in an organised physical activity
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Sport Access
- Costs associated with overcoming a barrier to participation in sport
- Subsidised travel costs to assist club athletes aged under 18 years access first class coaching or participate in higher levels of competition
- $5,000 maximum funding available

Facility Development and Capital Equipment
- Projects at sporting clubs and facilities used by sporting clubs that enhance existing facilities, provide ancillary facilities, and for the construction of new fixed and portable facilities
- $25,000 maximum funding available

For further information on these funding opportunities please contact Council’s Grants Officer, Roz Solomon on (02) 6799 6865 or rosalyns@narrabri.nsw.gov.au

Monday, January 11, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1076)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Grant Writing Guide now available

Grant Writing Guide now available

The process to complete an application for funding can be challenging and is often approached with a degree of apprehension. RDA Central West has developed a Guide to Successful Grant Writing to help individuals, organisations and communities in our region develop an understanding of how to apply for funding assistance.

 

 

The Guide to Successful Grant Writing will help you to:

  • Identify which grants will support your project.
  • Research and collect background material for your proposal.
  • Clarify the components of grant applications.
  • Learn to write an effective application.
  • Have confidence in the final result.

Download the Guide to Successful Grant Writing


Thursday, December 17, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1476)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Arts Funding available to individuals and communities

Information from Arts North West.

A number of Grants are available to communities and people in the following areas.

 

YOUNG ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

CATALYST - AUSTRALIAN ARTS AND CULTURAL FUND

DELINEATE

IAN POTTER FOUNDATION - ARTS FUNDING

NSW YOUNG REGIONAL ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP

VIM LEG UP GRANTS

REGIONAL ARTS NSW QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS


Click the heading for more information on all the above grants that are available.

Monday, December 07, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

Local sporting clubs can apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities when applications open on Thursday.  The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation in sport and active recreation.  We all know that sport is incredibly important for health and wellbeing, as well as bringing people in the community together.  Whether it be funding towards training programs to secure more volunteer coaches or helping with that much-needed change room upgrade, these grants are designed to encourage more people to keep active.  There are four project types within the Program, these being:

1.     Sport Club Development;

2.     Community Sport Events;

3.     Sport Access; and

4.     Facility Development and Capital Equipment.

Applications open on 26 November 2015 and close 11 February 2016.  For more information and to apply, visitwww.sportandrecreation.nsw.gov.au.

Monday, November 23, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1436)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

Murray Darling Economic Diversification Fund

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government

The Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program is a $32.5 million allocation of funding from the Australian Government to assist economic development projects that support the economic base of New South Wales regional communities that are most likely to be affected by the implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Monday, November 23, 2015/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1287)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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