The Morrison Government provides a wide range of grants and funding support to organisations including by way of competitive application.  Below is a a list of some key local grants and funding programs which are currently open and relevant to Corangamite residents.  You may also want to check out an excellent resource – www.grantready.com.au – which collates all government grants as well as some philanthropic grants.

If you need any more information or help applying for a grant, please don’t hesitate to call Sarah’s office on 03 5243 1444.

SOLAR COMMUNITIES AND ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMUNITIES PROGRAM:

Community organisations will get help to reduce their power bills through the Morrison Government’s $5 million Solar Communities program which is part of new Energy Efficient Communities ProgramA $5 million Solar Communities program will support grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations to apply for funding for small-scale solar energy generation and storage projects.   Please email your expression of interest which is open from 4 March 2019 to sarah.henderson.mp@aph.gov.au.

COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM:

The Communities Environment Program will provide up to $150,000 to each Federal electorate in 2019-20 for community-led projects that deliver real environmental benefits. The program is modelled on the Government’s successful Stronger Communities program. Each electorate can receive funding for up to 20 projects, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. The program will fund small-scale projects that deliver outcomes for priorities such as restoring coasts, wetlands, riverbanks and waterways, protecting native animals, reducing waste and litter, and greening local parks and urban areas. A broad range of organisations will be eligible.  In order to apply, please fill out your details at: sarahhenderson.com.au/communities-environment-program  More information is available at www.environment.gov.au/cep

ENTREPENEURS PROGRAM: 

The Australian Government’s flagship initiaitve for business competitiveness and productivity. There are four key elements:

  • Accelerating Commercialisation – helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes
  • Business Management – experienced business advisers and facilitators review business operations, including business direction, strategy, growth opportunities and supply chain
  • Incubator Support – assists new and existing incubators to improve the prospects of Australian start-ups achieving commercial success in international markets through helping them to develop their business capabilities; and
  • Innovation Connections – experienced Innovation Facilitators work with your business to identify knowledge gaps that are preventing your business growth. The outcome is an Innovation Facilitation Report.

VETERANS’ GRANTS:

There are a range of grants open to veteran and returned service men and women organisations which can be found on DVA’s website.  You can also call your nearest DVA office on 1800 555 254. Grants include:

BE CONNECTED:

Community organisations are encouraged to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to help get seniors online. The Morrison Government is providing grants of up to $50,000 to local organisations to deliver free digital skills training to people over 50 as part of the Be Connected program. Participants in the program get free, personalised face-to-face coaching and access to interactive tutorials and resources. To find out more information about Be Connected or to join the network, go to: www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au 

 

Disclaimer: Page updated 11 April 2019.  For the latest information, please Sarah’s office on 5243 1444.