RDA Northern Rivers funding update


Welcome to the RDA Northern Rivers May 2020 Funding Update. We’ve gathered information about current funding to support your business and community group in these challenging times.

Featured Grants

NSW COVID-19 Small Business Support Grant
The NSW Government is providing financial support to ease the pressures on small business as a result of COVID-19. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000 – Closes 1 June 2020

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants
The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants end date has been extended and minor amendments made to the program guidelines. There are two funding streams which, together, will support events, concerts, festivals and visitor attractions in fire-affected regions to assist with recovery efforts and encourage international and domestic visitors to come back to the regions – Stream 1 closes 18 December 2020, Stream 2 closes 8 May 2020

2020 Resilience Fund – Survive
Survive grants are available to individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup money lost due to cancelled activity. These grants provide stop-gap funding until relief offered by other funding agencies, government departments and support services can be accessed – Closing date not yet advised

2020 Resilience Fund – Adapt
Adapt grants are available to individuals, groups and organisations to adapt their practice and explore new ways of working. This could include skills and career development, business development, developing artistic practice, exploring new ways of connecting and collaborating inclusively, and increasing your digital capability – Ongoing

Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants
Recovery grants of up to $50,000 are available to eligible small businesses and non-profit organisations that have suffered direct damage to their premises or equipment from the bushfires and intend to re-establish in the community – Closing date not yet advised

Emergency bushfire support for primary producers
Up to $75,000 is available to farmers, fishers and foresters located in declared bushfire disaster areas. This is to cover costs for immediate and emergency needs not covered by existing insurance policies – Closing date not yet advised

Closing in May

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants
The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants end date has been extended and minor amendments made to the program guidelines. There are two funding streams which, together, will support events, concerts, festivals and visitor attractions in fire-affected regions to assist with recovery efforts and encourage international and domestic visitors to come back to the regions.
Closes: 8th of May 2020 for Stream 2, 18th December 2020 for Stream 1
Value: Dependent on stream applied for
Run by: Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Working Mind Program Grants
The Community Business Bureau is offering grants in the form of a 10 week online Working Mind program to provide individuals with knowledge, insights and practices to help you work effectively in uncertainty and complexity.
Closes: 8 May 2020
Value: up to $15,000
Run by: Community Business Bureau

Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants
The objective of this grant opportunity is to support community organisations across Australia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficient practices and increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies 
Closes 18 May 2020
Value: up to $12,500
Run by: Australian Government, administered by States and Territories

eSafety Commissioner Online Safety Grants
The Online Safety Grants Program, led by the eSafety Commissioner, is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to keeping children and young people safe online
Closes: 21 May 2020
Value: $80,000 to $1 million
Run by: eSafety Commissioner
 
Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund
The Innovation Fund was established by the Australian Government to support regional and publishers to transition to and compete more successfully in the evolving media environment. The Innovation Fund was announced as part of the Regional and Small Publishers Jobs and Innovation Package.
Closes: 22nd of May 2020
Value: Up to $400,000
Run by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

Feed Appeal Community Grants
The Feed Appeal grants program supports community charities that deliver food relief programs. Applications must be for projects that will improve the lives of people that are experiencing hunger and/or food insecurity in the local community
Closes 22 May 2020
Value: Up to $50,000
Run by: Feed Appeal

Tackling Tough Times Together
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. 
Current round closes 28th of May 2020, EOI’s for $150K tier closed 16 April 2020
Value: Up to $150,000
Run by: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program
Aims to increase the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle operations, including through the provision of driver fatigue management rest areas and the enhancement of heavy vehicle networks.
Closes: 29 May 2020
Value: Up to $2 million for LGA’s
Run by: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Bridges Renewal Program
Aims to upgrade and replace bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access.
Closes: 29 May 2020
Value: Up to $2 Million for LGAs
Run by: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Gordon Darling Foundation Grants
Each year the Gordon Darling Foundation assists Australian Public Institutions to undertake a wide range of visual arts projects in all Australian states and territories and helps to promote Australian arts in the international arena.
Closes: 31 May 2020
Value: undisclosed
Run by: Gordon Darling Foundation
 
Grants Closing in June 2020

Sunsuper Dreams for A Better World 2020
Sunsuper’s community grants provide funding under the following categories: Better Living, Brighter Futures, Active Community.
Closes 26 June 2020
Value: $10,000
Run by: Sunsuper 

Emergency Water Infrastructure Grants
Eligible primary producers can claim a rebate of 25% of the cost of purchase, delivery and if applicable, the labour cost to engage a person to install water infrastructure for animal welfare needs
Closes 30th of June 2021 or when the $12 Million funding allocation is exhausted
Value: Up to $25,000
Run by: NSW Rural Assistance Authority

Small Project Grants (Quick Response)
Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers
Closes 30 June 2020
Value: $500 to $5,000
Run by: Create NSW
 
More funding opportunities

Strategic Opportunities Program
The Strategic Opportunities Program supports individual initiatives and events that demonstrate long-term benefits to the NSW screen industry.
Closes: Ongoing
Value: $2,000 and over
Run by: Screen NSW

 

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