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.

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Grants and Funding News – June 2022


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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.


National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge – Development and Demonstration Round 1

The grant opportunity gives research and commercialisation organisations up to $20 million to develop lower-cost, accurate technological solutions for measuring soil organic carbon stocks. This delivers on the Technology Investment Roadmap’s stretch goal to lower the cost of accurate soil carbon measurement, by 90%, to $3 per hectare per year.

Veteran Wellbeing Grants program

The Australian Government is investing $27 million to help fund bigger, better and more innovative programs to support the wellbeing of current and former Australian Defence Force personnel and their families. The new Veteran Wellbeing Grants program will help find and develop new ways to bring veterans together, improve their mental and physical health, and make the difficult transition from military to civilian life easier.


Funding for new Regional University Centres in 2022

On 19 June 2020, as part of the the Government announced further funding to establish up to eight new Regional University Centres. A competitive grant round will open in early 2022 for eligible community-owned organisations to apply to establish a Regional University Centre. Further information regarding the application process will be released shortly and made available on this site.


Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) program

Round four of the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) program opens today, with $13 million available to strengthen and expand projects that are driving lasting and systemic change by removing barriers to STEM for women and girls. Round four of the WISE grants will focus on supporting successful existing projects that reduce or remove systemic and cultural barriers to participation in STEM education, careers and entrepreneurship.