Regional Development Australia Murray FYI Grants
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JUNE 2014
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.

In this issue:

Community Building Partnership

Applications Close: 18 July 2014


To fund the building and improvement of local community facilities

Community infrastructure projects which are intended to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC 2014 - 2018 may be submitted.


The NSW Community Building Partnership program aims to provide improved community infrastructure for the people of NSW and encourage the enhancement of local community based activities that create more vibrant and inclusive communities.

The program offers grants across the State at an individual State Electorate level for community infrastructure projects.

Grant funding of up to $200,000 is available for every NSW State Electorate. An additional $100,000 is available for electorates with higher levels of social disadvantage as indicated by higher comparative unemployment rates. The maximum funding available in each electorate is detailed at Appendix 1.

Grants will be open to local councils and incorporated not-for-profit bodies such as charities, sporting, social and environmental groups. Projects are required to be completed before the 31 March 2016.

How to apply
Applications must be made online at between 9 June and 18 July 2014. 

For more information:

Community Grants - nib foundation

Applications close: 27 June 2014

To support locally-based initiatives which will make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. Through the Community Grant program, nib foundation will partner with up to 10 organisations each year. These grants will be awarded for a period of one year only.


Nib foundation's Community Grants program aims to support locally-based initiatives which will make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities across Australia. Through the Community Grant program, nib foundation will partner with up to 10 organisations each year. These grants will generally be awarded for a period of one year only.

The Community Grant round is very competitive and applications will be assessed on how well they address the criteria outlined below:

  • The program must target the health and wellbeing of a well defined community within Australia, with preference given to the focal areas of young people and carers

  • The program must be able to demonstrate a measurable improvement/impact on lives and health outcomes

  • Preference is given to programs that address problems in a new way or address issues not currently satisfactorily addressed

  • Your organisation must show capacity (skills of staff) and the capability to manage the program, including financial management

  • The program must respond to identified community need based on consultation or input from the community

  • The program budget must be realistic, clear and represent good value for money against comparable projects

  • The program must be a well developed concept with concrete, time-limited aims and objectives, and aclearly quantified target

  • The application should demonstrate how the program will be self-sustaining beyond the 12 month funding period

For further information:
Phone: 02 4914 1773

The Myer Innovation Fellowships

Applications close: 31 August 2014

The Myer Innovation Fellowships will support Australia’s brightest, self-directed leaders to forge breakthrough solutions and articulate actionable ideas which compel our community to respond. Fellows will take nine months away from their current role to pursue a nascent idea that has the capacity to radically shift our approaches to the challenges facing the social and environmental sectors in Australia today.


The Myer Innovation Fellowships provide recipients with the unrestricted time and support needed to develop their ground-breaking idea into a plan for action. Fellows will each receive $100,000 for their nine month commitment to the program along with select administrative and operational support.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step outside the routine and rhythm of everyday life and chase down an answer to the great tests we face as a nation.

The Myer Innovation Fellowship program provides support to individuals rather than organisations. These individuals will have a proven track record of achievement in their field of expertise. This program will provide these outstanding individuals with freedom from their day jobs to:

  • Open productive new lines of inquiry
  • Ask provocative questions
  • Challenge conventional wisdom
  • Develop new ideas, approaches, and strategies.

Successful applicants will demonstrate exceptional vision in addressing their chosen challenge and be able to relate their problem-solving approach to The Myer Foundation’s and Sidney Myer Fund’s objectives in the areas of Education, Sustainability and the Environment, or Poverty and Disadvantage.

Each Fellow will receive $100,000. An additional $30,000 will be available to each Fellow for approved expenses such as work space, rent, travel and contracting of external expertise.

Successful applicants will be asked to take leave from their current role (if any) for the duration of the Fellowship.

Successful applicants with be able to articulate the expected outcomes of their nine month Fellowship in their application.

For more information

Contact: 03 8612 555

Black Spot Program

Applications  Ongoing

To reduce crashes on Australian roads and to target those road locations where crashes are occurring.


Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes. Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

Widespread community consultation and participation is fundamental to this program, ensuring that local concerns are addressed.

States and territories play an important coordinating role. A Consultative Panel has been established in each state and territory. It consists of representatives drawn from community and road user groups, industry, Australian and local government and state road and transport agencies. The Panels provide comment to the Australian Government on nominations for Black Spot works.

More than 60 per cent of road deaths and a significant proportion of serious injuries occur outside metropolitan areas. In line with national road safety policy objectives, approximately 50 per cent of Black Spot funds in each state (other than Tasmania, ACT and the NT) are reserved for projects in non-metropolitan areas. This ensures that crash locations in rural areas are treated.


Community groups, motorist organisations, industry organisations, councils and individuals are invited to nominate Black Spot sites around Australia to be considered for treatment.

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