Current Funding Opportunities
There have been a number of new funding rounds announced. GLENRAC will be applying for funding on behalf of the Glen Innes district. If you have ideas you would like to put forward to have funded please contact us at the office.
MLA - Producer demonstration sites
MLA's producer demonstration sites (PDS) program supports producer groups and extension staff to demonstrate, develop and adopt MLA research findings and technologies as well as seek research and development solutions to on-farm problems.
Through the PDS program, producers are provided with a practical, hands on environment that enables them to share experiences and participate in the commercial application of research outputs.
Funding is available to groups of producers who wish to undertake investigations to generate new, or validate existing, research and development knowledge. These grants are specifically aimed at supporting producers advance the sustainable and profitable production of red meat.
Northern beef projects can apply for funding grants of up to $20,000 over a maximum of three years.
Southern beef, lamb and sheepmeat projects can apply for funding of up to $20,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
Applications may be submitted at any time
For more information visit www.mla.com.au
Physical Property Planning - New England
Property Planning by Online/distance learning. This training involves online training sessions / virtual workshops so you would need access to a computer and reasonable internet speed.
Manuals are provdied, use of a digital image of your property and FarmMap, a computer software package for complete computerised mapping.
Completing a property planning course is important when you are applying for funding for on ground works projects. If you don’t already have a property plan this might be the course for you!
Computerised mapping software will be provided and used during the training.
For further information phone 02 6884 8812 or visit: www.ruralbiztraining.com.au
2013 Telstra Business Womens Awards
Nominations are open for the 2013 Telstra Business Women's Awards. Make a difference to an inspiring woman in your life. Nominate her today.
This important program honours and celebrates the achievements of deserving and inspiring women.
You'll find more details and information on the various award categories on the Telstra’s Business Women’s Awards website.
Coles Junior Landcare School Garden Grants
Since 2008 Coles has been providing School Garden Grants of up to $1,000 to schools and youth groups to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as bush tucker gardens, water wise gardens or veggie gardens.
These programs encourage students to learn about the environment through “outdoor learning” and interaction in developing their own school gardens.
Round 2: closes 5pm (AEST) Friday 10 May 2013
Round 3: closes 5pm (AEST) Friday 2 August 2013
For more information visit: www.juniorlandcare.com.au
Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture
The Caring for our Country Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture is awarded for excellence in the scientific research, development or innovative application of agricultural practices that have improved, or have the potential to improve, the sustainable use of our natural resources.
The Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture is sponsored by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative and will include a prize of $10,000.
Australia's agricultural land generates a significant proportion of our nation's wealth and provides the food and fibre that we all rely on.
The Caring for our Country Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture seeks to promote outstanding scientific research and development that has the potential to significantly advance the Caring for our Country goal of an environment that is healthier, better-protected, well managed and resilient, and that provides essential ecosystem services in a changing climate. If you are involved in or are aware of exciting scientific research, development or an innovative application that promotes agricultural productivity while protecting or enhancing our natural resource base, we encourage your nomination.
The nominated activity must relate to the use of agricultural practices or systems that maintain or improve:
(a) the economic viability of agricultural production
(b) the social viability and well being of rural communities
(c) the ecologically sustainable use of Australia's natural resources
(d) ecosystems that are influenced by agricultural activities.
This prize is open to individuals, groups or organisations. Entrants can either enter themselves or be nominated by others. If nominating an entrant, please ensure that they have the opportunity to provide input to the documentation in support of their nomination. The activity entered for this prize must have been undertaken in Australia or its territories (as defined by the Australian Government), no more than five (5) years prior to the closing date of entries.
Complete the online entry form which must include your supporting document and submit by 7pm AEST Friday 3 May 2013.
If you require further information or assistance, go to; www.eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka-prize/sustainable-agriculture
or call the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes on 02 9320 6483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NSW Environmental Trust invites grant applications
Environmental Education - Grants of $5,000 to $100,000 available to:
Community organisations and non-profit associations (total program $500,000)
State and local government organisations (not schools) (total program $500,000)
Two-stage application process - Expression of Interest then application by invitation only. Closing date: Friday 26 April 2013
Eco Schools – Food Gardens in Schools
60 grants of $2,500 each for schools (total program $150,000)
20 grants of $3,500 each for schools (total program $70,000)
Closing date: Friday 17 May 2013
Protecting Our Places - Grants of $2,000 to $35,000
Available to any Aboriginal community group or organisation (total program $500,000)Information workshops on the Protecting Our Places Program will be held across NSW between 21 March and 16 May 2013. Webinars are also available.
To register contact the Trust or find out more at: environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/workshop
Closing date: Friday 31 May 2013
Guidelines, application forms and more information is available on the Trust website:
Contact the Trust
For further information about the above grant programs please contact the Trust on
02 8837 6093 or email email@example.com
Volunteer Grants 2013
Volunteer Grants 2013 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.
Funding of $16 million is available to support and encourage volunteering. Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:
- Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers
- Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need
- Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
- Contribute to the cost of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.
Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria.
For more information contact Volunteer Grants Hotline 1800 183 374 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm AEST) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Wednesday 24 April 2013