Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand
Funding of $75,000 to $2 million is available to organisations in the arts and entertainment sector through RISE. RISE supports cultural and creative events or activities that will contribute to an organisations financial viability and job creation to support Australian artists, performers and their work. Applications close 14 January 2021.
Live Music Australia
Grants of up to $100,000 are available to support small to medium music venues become operational again. This program is part of the Governments $30.9 million Australian Music Industry Package. Applications close 18 February 2021.
Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program
Funding of up to $20 million per annum is allocated to organisations within the Indigenous visual arts industry who have a strong participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications close 19 February 2021.
Arts Sustainability Fund
$35 million in funding is available to support arts organisations to help them remain solvent. This program is open until 31 May 2021.
Show Starter Loan Scheme
$90 million in loans is offered to arts and entertainment businesses to provide them with access to the finances they need to generate productions and events that stimulate job creation and economic activity. Applications close on 16 June 2021.
Please also search the RDA Grant Portal on this website www.rdamwg.com.au
Guidelines for Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund have now been released. They can be found at: www.business.gov.au/bbrf or through the Grant Portal on the RDAMWG website.
Applications will open for Round 5 on 12 January 2021 and close on 5 March 2021.
In these unprecedented times of COVID-19, many Australians are looking for work.
Many growers and farmers urgently need workers to meet their harvest demand so they can continue to provide Australians with fresh Australian-grown produce.
The Australian Government’s Harvest Trail Services (HTS) is here to help. It is a government funded program, so there is no cost to use the service.
HTS providers can help employers advertise their harvest jobs, find workers and link people looking for work with harvest employment opportunities. Job seekers can visit the Harvest Trail Services Jobs Board to find employers who are looking to hire, and farmers and growers can advertise their harvest labour needs through a Harvest Trail Services provider or directly on the Jobs Board.
Importantly, from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021, job seekers may be eligible for financial assistance to help with the costs of travel and accommodation when they relocate to take up short-term seasonal harvest or agricultural work. Visit the Harvest Trail website for more information about Relocation Assistance to Take Up A Job for short-term Agricultural Work.