Funding

ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants
Help communities take action on the ideas generated by young Australians. FRRR ABC Heywire is offering $100,000 in funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the seven innovative Heywire project ideas.
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Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital
For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, hence the creation of the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program. It has two tiers and the Small & Vital program is now open all year, with applications assessed quarterly.
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Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.
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Regional Community Energy Fund
This program funds community energy projects in regional NSW to increase renewable energy generation, improve energy security and help communities to save money on electricity bills.
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Suicide Prevention Community Gatekeeper Training
NSW Health’s Suicide Prevention Community Gatekeeper Training initiative will deliver gatekeeper training to communities around NSW. Individuals within the community who may come into contact with people at risk of suicide, also known as ‘gatekeepers’, has been shown to be a promising suicide prevention strategy.
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TITAN Website Grants
TITAN are offering website grants of up to AU$20,000 to fund the strategy, design and build of a new website. In addition, each successful applicant will receive AU$1,000 to double donations.
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Project Grant Funding – ClubGRANTS 2019
The ClubGRANTS Scheme is a shared State Government – Club Industry Program funded by a 2.25% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered Clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million per annum.  Projects in the following categories could qualify for Category 1 funding:  Community welfare and social services; community development; community health services or employment assistance activities.
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2019 Illawarra Women’s Health Centre Dinner

Please join us for a fabulous night!

We’d love for you (and your friends) to join us for a night of fun and feminism, as we raise funds to support women experiencing or recovering from domestic and family violence

This year we have special guest Jane Caro, columnist, broadcaster, documentary maker, professional speaker, social commentator and  author of Accidental Feminist. 

We are also thrilled that Melinda James will be the MC again, and Lo Roberts is returning, so you can dance the evening away! 

Please bring your partners, husbands, sons and friends – everyone is welcome.

Places are limited!

Please click here to book and join us for a great night!

Exhibition | Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand (formerly Art4Refugees) is a charity exhibition where proceeds from the sale of donated artworks support SCARF programs for refugee children, youth and adults.  

Hand in Hand reflects our commitment to showcasing the works of established local and national artists, side by side with emerging artists from refugee backgrounds – providing a safe space to share their art with the wider community.  

This year, Hand in Hand will be held from 20th – 24th March 2019 at Project Contemporary Artspace, 255 Keira Street, Wollongong.  

Opening Night on Friday 22nd March will feature an auction of 3 artworks by artists originally from Myanmar, Syria and Iran.  

We’ll also be hosting a free Family Day on 24th March for SCARF volunteers, refugee families and the wider community, with the aim of promoting connection and social inclusion through arts and craft activities. 

Do you have an idea to improve your community?

My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions

For the first time, you will be able to put forward ideas for community projects and vote for the best ideas in your area. The projects that get the most votes will receive funding – up to $260,000 is available for your community.

Projects must align with one or more of the six program categories:

Accessible communities – makes everyday life more inclusive to all community members by increasing accessibility and mobility

Cultural communities – adds to the cultural and artistic life of the community by increasing opportunities for residents to participate in arts and cultural activities

Healthy communities – supports the community’s physical and mental wellbeing, by enabling healthy and active lifestyles

Liveable communities – improves local amenity and environment

Revitalising communities – fosters stronger community bonds, encourages social engagement and participation in public programs

Safe communities – promotes a safe and secure community where people can participate and enjoy the benefits of community life.




Kiama Council Health & Sustainability Grants – Round 4 – Jan 2019

Closing date Friday 18 January 2019

Kiama Council is offering up to $1,000 to not-for-profit incorporated groups or incorporated school P&Cs to drive small projects aiming to improve the health and environmental outcomes for the Kiama Community.

We are looking for ideas that will provide and promote opportunities for the community to:

  • Engage in regular physical activity;
  • Develop skills in sustainable food practices (excluding community gardening);
  • Develop knowledge and skills in healthy eating and active living principles.
  • Improve the health of the natural environment.

Projects can come in various forms and can include workshops, programs, expos etc.

For more information, eligibility, guidelines and application form click here.

Kiama

The NSW Government Emergency Drought Relief Package

Recently the NSW Government announced a $500 million NSW Emergency Drought Relief Package to help farmers manage the effects of the current drought.

The three major elements of package are:

  • $190 million for Drought Transport Subsidies
  • $100 million for cutting the cost of farming fees and charges – by waiving Local Land Services rates (2019), waiving fixed water charges in rural and regionalareas (Water NSW), waiving class one agricultural vehicle registration costs, andwaiving interest charges for existing Farm Innovation Fund loans for the 2017/18and 2018/19 financial years
  • $150 million to bolster the Farm Innovation Fund (FIF) infrastructure program

The package also includes funding for:

  • Counselling and mental health
  • Critical services in regional communities including transporting water and drought related road upgrades and repairs
  • Animal welfare and stock disposal

This takes the total NSW Government funding for Drought Assistance to $1.1 Billion. For more information visit http://www.droughthub.nsw.gov.au or call the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593.

 

Health & Sustainability Grants

Health_SustainabilityGrants_8661648223686875506The 2nd round of Kiama Councils Health & Sustainability Grants (open for submission until 19 January).

Council is offering up to $1,000 to not-for-profit incorporated groups or school P&Cs to drive small projects aiming to improve the health and environmental outcomes for the Kiama Community.

Feel free to circulate to anyone who has an idea that will provide and promote opportunities for the community to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills in healthy eating and active living principles and/or,
  • Engage in regular physical activity and/or,
  • Develop skills in sustainable food practices.

Projects can come in various forms and can include workshops and sessions. For more information, eligibility, guidelines and application form click here