The Indigenous Tourism Fund (ITF) was developed in consultation with the Indigenous tourism sector and includes business support and grants for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses. The ITF delivers complementary programs to grow the size and number of Indigenous owned tourism businesses across Australia.
Round two of the Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business Program is now open through the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency (NIAA): https://www.niaa.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/economic-development/indigenous-tourism-fund
This is a further opportunity for eligible businesses and community organisations to access assistance for the development of exclusive and authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitor experiences.
Applications can be submitted via the GrantConnect website by 11:30pm (ACT Local Time), 14 June 2022.
NIAA will also host online information sessions to provide further assistance with the application process. Invitations to attend an online information session can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special funding stream to support communities adversely affected by the COVID pandemic is available in partnership with the Australian Government until February 2024.
Rebuilding Regional Communities grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that assist communities to recover from and adapt to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. Funds can support community-led, place based initiatives that:
Applications close midnight, Friday 25 March 2022.
10 female business leaders located in very remote Western Australia have the opportunity to apply for The Economic Security4Women Connection Program. This exciting program is offered through Femeconomy Partner economic Security4Women (eS4W), and funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund
Click here to for eligibility criteria and link to apply.
Local community groups have the opportunity to play a part in celebrations for the Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as the Australian Government marks the Queens 70 years of service with grants to plant trees in her honour.
The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the Australian Government to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee year.
Grants from $2,500 to $20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations and eligible groups and organisations in the electorate of Durack are invited to apply.
Go to https://www.melissapricemp.com.au/grants for Application guidelines and an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
The closing date for EOI submissions is 5pm, Friday the 11th of March 2022.
Suitable projects must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally-appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is conducting an inquiry into Small Business Natural Disaster Preparedness and Resilience.
As part of the inquiry, the Ombudsman will engage with relevant stakeholders, including small businesses, as well as their advisers and representatives, and with government and other relevant organisations.
From February 2022, Ombudsman Bruce Billson is set to visit natural disaster-hit areas across the country seeking vital on-the-ground feedback. If you would like to participate in a feedback session, then please visit the ASBFEO Website for more details.
The Ombudsman will report to the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP no later than 18 March 2022.
More information can be found here.
Western Australian Government: Support for Business.
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) has put together a range of support information focused on the needs of small business owners to help manage business disruption associated with COVID-19.
This includes regularly updated information on proof of vaccination, mask wearing, contact registers, and COVID safety plans. Visit www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/coronavirus
Download COVIDSafe Resources (posters, information for social media posts, decals and more)
COVID-19 Coronavirus: What you can and can't do - information about current restrictions in Western Australia.
$77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package
The WA Government has launched a funding package to support businesses and individuals in sectors most affected by the decision to delay the full reopening of Western Australia's borders. The package includes support programs for the international education, tourism, aviation and events sectors.
Australian Government: Support for Business - go to www.business.gov.au for information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed.
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Crippling insurance premiums for residents and business will be reduced with new legislation in Federal Parliament to reduce insurance premiums in cyclone prone regions. The Reinsurance Pool is expected to begin on July 1 and is expected to reduce insurance premiums by up to $2.9 billion for policies over 10 years.
More details here https://bit.ly/38WpSHh
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The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program provides funding to improve aerodromes in remote areas of Australia. The aim is to provide year round all weather access and improve delivery of essential goods and services.
The RDA WA Funding and Grants Hub is a collaborative initiative of RDA Midwest Gascoyne and RDA Wheatbelt providing free access to over 1,000 grants for business and community. Whether you're a local business, community group, sporting club, not for profit organisation or local government, you can search a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities.
Register at rdawa.grantguru.com.au/ to receive email updates and stay informed about opportunities for business and community.
Now Open: Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! – NAIDOC Local Grants program
NAIDOC Local Grants are open to communities and organisations to help meet the costs of NAIDOC week activities that support and celebrate the histories, cultures and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Grant amounts between $200-$1000 are available to fund activities which can include family days, art exhibitions, community cooking activities and other cultural activities.
Applications close: Tuesday 22 February 2022. NAIDOC Grant Funding - Learn More
The Commonwealth Government is investing in regional priority projects across Durack supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Member for Durack, the Hon. Melissa Price said the exciting developments planned have been made possible under the latest funding round of the Commonwealth’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
This funding is flowing under the third phase of the LRCI program to local councils across Australia to improve their local road networks and deliver priority community infrastructure projects building on the $1.5 billion already approved to deliver more than 6,100 projects nationwide under the first two phases of this program.
The program not only delivers upgrades to local roads, but other important projects like security cameras, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sports facilities, as well as improved accessibility to public facilities.
More information - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
LRCI funding in Durack