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Community Grants

Australian Government - Drought Communities Program

Provides Eligible Councils with up to $1 million for local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted for drought.

The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $81 million in 2018-2019 to Eligible Councils to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.

The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought. Contact your local council for more information

Applications close 1 December 2020 for District Council of Peterborough and Outback Communities


Advancing Renewables Program

The Advancing Renewables Program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

Reduce costs | Increase value | Improve technology | Reduce barriers | Increase skills

Applicants need to match the funding sought from ARENA

For further information visit – http://business.gov.au/assistance/advancing-renewables-program 


Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital (FRRR)

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Small & Vital grants (up to ($10,000) can be used for a wide range of purpose.

For further information visit: https://www.frrr.org.au/SRC_Small_Vital.php


Veteran and Community Grants 

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open , non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 27 February 2020.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply go to the Grant Round Application Page – https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/veteran-and-community-grants-0


On-Farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme

Applications are open for eligible applicants to access the $4.75 million On-farm Emergency Water Rebate Scheme.

The scheme has been established to provide one-off 25 per cent rebate up to $25,000 (GST exclusive) to primary producers in drought affected  areas for the costs associated with the purchase and installation of on-farm water infrastructure.

For more information on the scheme including the guidelines and application form can be found here – https://pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/drought_support/financial_assistance#toc1