A key priority for Regional Development Australia Murray is to inform communities, businesses & industries within the Murray region of the latest Government, Business and Philanthropic programs available.
Angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations interested in rehabilitating fish habitats in freshwater and saltwater areas throughout NSW can apply for grants.
Habitat rehabilitation projects which may be funded include:
removal or modification of barriers to fish passage
rehabilitation of riparian lands (river banks, wetlands, mangrove forests, saltmarsh)
re-snagging waterways with timber structure
removal of exotic vegetation from waterways
bank stabilisation works
reinstatement of natural flow regimes
Funding applications require the completion of the habitat-specific Funding Application form and must relate to the enhancement of recreational fishing through the improvement of fish habitat. Applicants may apply for a small grant (maximum $1,000 excluding GST) or a large grant (maximum $40,000 excluding GST). Successful projects are usually funded for one year and announced towards the end of the year.
The NSW Artists’ Grant has been initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW effectively to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas.
Funds for the scheme have been made available by Arts NSW specifically to encourage the undertaking of creative and cost-effective initiatives.
These funds are to assist directly with the costs associated with the development and implementation of a project plan and strategies, for example:
the production of new creative work
presentation in a venue
preparation and distribution of a portfolio
Creating & maintaining a database, setting up a website, and/or a
* Funds are not available to pay for the services of marketing professionals.
The Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP) supports a broad range of locally-based projects designed to increase all-hazard disaster preparedness and build community capacity and resilience. CRIP projects are based on collaboration and partnership between local community organisations and emergency services agencies.
CRIP supports a broad range of locally-based projects designed to increase all-hazard disaster preparedness and build community capacity and resilience. CRIP projects are based on collaboration and partnership between local community organisations and emergency services agencies.
CRIP aims to:
Encourage local communities to engage in creative, community-focussed activities that will enhance disaster resilience
Develop effective partnerships and build networks between local community organisations, councils and emergency services agencies
Foster ways to effectively engage the local community in emergency management and resilience building
Share knowledge and lessons learnt about new approaches and models through project evaluation
Support initiatives that can be integrated into current business and maintained in the longer term
Projects should be completed within 12 months. Where there is a strong case, projects needing up to 2 years to complete can be considered.
Organisations eligible to apply for funding under the Community Resilience Program (CRIP) are:
Non-government organisations including not-for-profit organisations and community groups
Government agencies with emergency management responsibilities
Unincorporated groups may apply through an eligible sponsor agency or, if a local unit of an emergency service, the parent agency.
Applications from non-government organisations must include written endorsement from a government agency with emergency management responsibilities on the endorsement form provided