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Securing Our Food Future

Posted on 8 Nov 2013 in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Education, Employment, Environment, Expired, Food, Health, Aged Care and Disability, News, Sustainability

Securing Our Food Future is a new project from RDA-Northern Rivers and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. On Friday 8 November, the Food Futures Resource Kit was launched. It is a collection of resources specifically designed to guide councils in supporting local food systems, improving the health of their communities and ‘future-proofing’ their regions against the rising economic, social and environmental costs associated with food supply. The kit draws on successful food projects run by councils around New South Wales and amalgamates the resources developed and lessons learnt in to one kit intended to inspire, encourage and simplify the process for others. The kit is available to download from www.rdanorthernrivers.org.au/food-futures-council-resources The resource kit is being launched at a number of workshops around New South Wales during November and December, which focus on implementation and the identification of potential projects for councils to roll out. Dates and locations are: Monday 11 November — Deniliquin Friday 15 November — Moruya Monday 18 November — Blacktown Tuesday 3 December — Orange Friday 6 December — Kempsey For further information please contact Claire McGarry on 02 6622 4011 or snr@rdanorthernrivers.org.au The project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. The project is managed by Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers and overseen by a steering committee led by representatives from Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour City and Wollongong City...

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Arts NSW invites you to learn more about their grants

Posted on 30 Apr 2013 in Expired, News

Arts NSW invites you to learn more about their grants by attending a free information session These sessions run for about two hours and cover: what we do/who we are types of grants available tips for a successful application questions and answers. There will be a session held in Lismore Time 10:30–12:30 Wednesday 8 May 2013 Lismore Regional Art Gallery 131 Molesworth Street Lismore NSW 2480 RSVP is essential.  Please clink on the link following to register:...

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Small Grants for Small Communities

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 in Expired, News

The Small Grants for Small Rural Communities is a collaborative program supported by various partners. It is the longest running and broadest program offered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal The program is open twice a year, and closes at the end of March and September. The program will offer up to $400,000 per round in grants up to $5,000 for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities, with populations of 10,000 or less, living in small rural and remote locations in Australia, contributing to their development in social and community welfare, economic, environmental, health, education or cultural areas. Applications are invited from not-for-profit, incorporated community organisations. Organisations should have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate and projects must be for a charitable purpose (benefit the whole community). Deductable Gift Recipient status (DGR) is not required for this grant program. While the criteria for this program is broad, we cannot fund operational and administration costs, travel or accommodation. Please note also, that the encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation and social activities is not considered a charitable activity by the Australian Taxation Office. Applications from sporting organisations need to clearly demonstrate a benefit to the wider community. Applications close 5pm 2 April 2013 Please make sure you read the guidelines below before starting your application. For further information click...

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Community Landcare Grant

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 in Expired, News

The Community Landcare Grants aim to help build a skilled and capable Landcare community; encourage community participation and engagement in Landcare; share information and learning in sustainable agricultural techniques; reduce the spread of pest species; and adopt improved sustainable land management practices. Proposals may focus on on-ground activities and/or capacity building in the natural resource management community Grants of $5000 to $50 000 (GST exclusive) are available to help local community-based organisations and groups take on-ground action as well as build their capacity and skills to manage their natural environment and productive lands, while contributing towards program outcomes to: increase the percentage and area of farming entities that have adopted sustainable land management practices to increase productivity and improve the quality of ecosystem services delivered to the broader community from their land, whilst building their resilience to climate change increase the percentage of fishing and aquaculture entities that have adopted sustainable and low environmental impact management practices to increase productivity increase the number and area of farming and fishing entities that have trialled innovative practices for improved natural resources management increase the percentage of farming and fishing entities and land managers improving their knowledge and skills in managing our natural resources to deliver ecosystem services. increase the capacity and confidence of regional community leaders, including women, young people, Indigenous Australians and culturally diverse communities involved in agriculture or fisheries production and the protection of natural resources, and increase engagement and participation by regional communities, including Landcare, professional farming, industry and other community groups or individuals, in activities to manage natural resources. Successful projects will likely receive initial funding in August 2013 and projects should be completed within 18 months of funding deed execution. For further information click HERE. Applications Closes: 20 March...

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Thermoskin Community Sports Fund

Posted on 28 Feb 2013 in Expired, News

To reach Australia’s diverse range of sporting organisations, of all ages, that are passionate about providing opportunities for locals to enjoy physical activity. Thermoskin, a leading provider of arthritis, repetitive-strain and sports injury support products, has launched a Community Sports Fund to support grass-roots Australian sporting teams. From 4 February to 29 March sporting teams around the country can apply for up to $1,500 in funding. The fund is designed to reach Australia’s diverse range of sporting organisations, of all ages, that are passionate about providing opportunities for locals to enjoy physical activity. These funds will enable sporting clubs to upgrade their equipment or better their training facilities which in turn help Australians participate in much-needed exercise. The funding is paramount to grass-roots sporting teams’ ability to provide facilities to participants week-in week-out. For further information please click HERE. Email: enquiries@unitedpac.com.au Telephone: (03) 9761 7533 Applications close 29 March...

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