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
Agricultural shows, Field Days and Capital City Royal shows impacted by COVID-19 in 2021 are invited to apply for Commonwealth Government's Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.
Round 2 of the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program opens Friday 28 January 2022. Applications are welcome for:
The program will provide operational support for agricultural show societies and organisers of agricultural field days who cancelled events scheduled between 1 January and 31 December 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Applications open: Friday 28 January 2022
Applications close: Thursday 17 February 2022
Learn more: www.grants.gov.au
Industry Forum - Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Support Opportunities
Thursday 20th January, 9-11am
GYBES, 212 Marine Tce, Geraldton
Mid West businesses interested in supplying goods and/or services to the construction of the Square Kilometre Array are invited to attend this industry forum.
There are currently four construction packages at tender stage and the forum will provide the opportunity to meet the Tier 1 companies that will be bidding on this work. The SKA Observatory is committed to maximising local and Wajarri participation in the project wherever possible. Local companies are encouraged to come equipped with business cards and capability statements, ready to discuss how their business can deliver value in the construction stage of the project.
The four packages currently at tender stage are likely to offer the following Tier 2 & 3 opportunities:
For more information and/or to reserve a place please contact the SKA Industry Liaison Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 408 630 441. You are requested not to attend the event if you are unwell or are required to quarantine or isolate.
ABC Heywire celebrates 38 young regional Australians in its 2022 storytelling competition.
Since 1998, Heywire has become a powerful platform for rural youth to share their stories and make a difference in their communities. This year, hundreds of people entered from across Australia. The winners were chosen for “telling it like it is” about life in their part of the country.
The 38 ABC Heywire winners feature stories of courage, resilience and hope, including tales of escaping war in Afghanistan, keeping a local hockey club alive, caring for your community in the face of climate change and finding a language and treatment for mental illness.
A big congratulations to local winners, Veejay from Shark Bay and Emma from Geraldton. Listen to their stories by clicking on the links below:
The 2022 winners have worked with the ABC to produce their stories for radio and online, the results of which are available via the ABC Heywire website.