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Regional Arts Fund

Funding body: Australian Government


The Regional Arts Fund provides approximately $3.4 million per year to support artists and communities in regional and remote areas. Funds can be used to:

  • encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
  • develop partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and
  • increase employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists.

The program funds is a mix of quick-response and community grants.

For further information please visit: https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/regional-arts-fund

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Festivals Australia

Funding body: Department of Communications and the Arts

Closing date: 18/10/2019


Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.

The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration.

Please note: Festivals Australia will only fund a single project at a festival, not a range of unrelated activities across a festival program.

For more information please visit: https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/festivals-australia

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2020 NSW Women’s Week Grants

Funding body: NSW Government

Start date: 09/10/2019

Closing date: 06/11/2019


The NSW Government is encouraging not-for-profit community organisations and local councils within NSW to apply for a grant to hold events and activities that celebrate women during NSW Women’s Week between 2 – 8 March 2020.

NSW Women’s Week provides local organisations with an opportunity to give back by delivering education, mentoring and participation activities that benefit local women and girls. Women across NSW make important contributions at work, in our families, communities and neighbourhoods.

Grant funding will comprise of grants of up to $5,000 each.

For more information please visit: https://www.women.nsw.gov.au/commissioning/nsw-womens-week-grants

 

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National Science Week Grants 2020

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Closing date: 30/10/2019


National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences in August each year.  National Science Week provides high profile science engagement activities across the nation, in which the community can participate. It is also an important annual opportunity for the science community to celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world.

For more information in relation to this please visit https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=9BEE5CB3-0203-7535-C3257DA04BF46F13

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Export Capability Building Program NSW

Funding body: NSW Government


The NSW Government has launched the Export Capability Building Program to provide assistance to exporters across New South Wales.

It is aimed at businesses seeking to initiate export activities or export-ready businesses looking to consolidate their knowledge and maximise long-term export gains.

The core of the program is a series Introduction to exporting workshops aimed to increase your business’ export-readiness, export labs where in depth discussions are held on a key trade issue and country briefings which examine a significant overseas market.

The program will also include a number of informative webinars on topical issue for exporters, such as the recent Japanese and Korean free trade agreements.

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Accelerating Commercialisation


Provides businesses with access to expert advice and matched funding of up to $1 million to cover eligible commercialisation costs to help them to take novel products, processes and services to market.

For further information please visit: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/entrepreneurs-programme/accelerating-commercialisation

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CSIRO Kick-Start


Provides Australian start-ups and small to medium enterprises with matched funding of up to $50,000 to access CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.

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Youth Jobs PaTH

Funding body: Australian Government


Provides businesses with assistance and funding of up to $1000, plus insurance, to trial a young person aged between 17-24 to make sure they’re suitable for employment within the business, and up to $10,000 for businesses that hire an eligible young person.

For more information please visit: https://jobsearch.gov.au/path

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Entrepreneurs Program


The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity.

The programme offers support to businesses through four elements:

  • Accelerating Commercialisation — helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes.
  • Business Management — provides access to a national network of experienced business advisers and facilitators to assist you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth and collaboration opportunities in order to increase your business’s capability to trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries.
  • Incubator Support — assists new and existing incubators to improve the prospects of Australian start-ups achieving commercial success in international markets, through helping them to develop their business capabilities.
  • Innovation Connections — experienced Innovation Facilitators work with your business to identify knowledge gaps that are preventing your business growth. The outcome is an Innovation Facilitation Report.

Practical support for businesses includes:

  • advice from people with relevant private sector experience
  • co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services
  • funding to take advantage of business improvement and growth opportunities
  • connection and collaboration opportunities.

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2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Applications

Closing date: 31/10/2019


Over the past two decades, the Award has gained a significant profile, and is recognised as a program of influence among parliamentarians, industry, media and Award alumni. Each state and territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary for innovative ideas and projects, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

AgriFutures Australia is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women. The Rural Women’s Award is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now, and into the future.  To apply please visit: https://agrifutures.smartygrants.com.au/RWA2020

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