Grants and Funding News

Grants and Funding News is produced each month to inform local not for profit and other organisations across Farrer electorate about the latest grant programs available.

The latest Grants and Funding newsletters can be found here:

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Drought Resilience Research and Adoption


Drought Resilience Innovation Grants are now available to fund projects that help Australian farmers and agricultural-dependent communities and businesses to adopt innovative approaches and technology to improve drought resilience.

A competitive grants process is now open for interested parties to express interest in a Ideas grant, Proof-of-Concept grant or Innovation grant. Applications open from 11am 29 July 2021 through the Community Grants Hub website. The expressions of interest process closes 9pm 8 September 2021.


Office for the Arts – Support Act

The Australian Government has committed $40 million to enable Support Act to broaden beyond its current support of the music sector: it will now offer support to artists, creatives, production and technical crew across the arts sector.

If you are a performing artist that needs support, contact the free 24/7 Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500. To apply for COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grant, head to the Support Act website.






The Local Sporting Champions Grants program

The Local Sporting Champions Grants program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships



Saluting Their Service Commemorations Grants (STS)

STS grants support projects and activities that directly commemorate Australia’s servicemen and women who served in wars, conflicts and peace operations. STS grants also promote appreciation and understanding of the role those who have served have played in shaping the nation.

Further information is available on the Saluting Their Service (STS) page.


Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme Round 2

The NSW Government and Commonwealth have together contributed $30 million in additional funding to reopen the highly successful Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate (EWIR) program. New applicants in NSW can now access funding under the expanded EWIR scheme through the Rural Assistance Authority.

The EWIR scheme is designed to support NSW primary producers to invest in drought-proofing infrastructure to build resilience now and in future dry periods. The rebate provides eligible primary producers access to a 25 per cent rebate, up to $25,000, on purchases and installation costs of water infrastructure.

Applicants completing new works will have three months from approval of their application to complete the proposed works and provide invoices to the RAA to claim the rebate. Claims can only be paid until the closing date or earlier if available funds are expended.