Grants on offer for waste-reducing projects
Community groups working on projects that reduce waste and boost recycling can apply for funding under the WA Government’s Community Grants Scheme (CGS).
The CGS supports projects that contribute to achieving WA’s waste strategy targets – diverting 65 per cent of municipal solid waste from landfill in the Perth metropolitan region and 50 per cent in major regional centres by 2020.
In the 14 years the CGS has been running, $1.64 million has been allocated to more than 180 community groups.
Applications for funding close at 12pm on Friday, March 16 2018.


Weeds Society of WA
Travel award up to $2,000 for those engaged in weed management or research to travel for conferences or forums. Applications close 20 March.

Churchill Trust
Offering overseas travel to investigate a topic and inspire new ideas, innovation and excellence. Applications open 1 February.

Aspire grants
For individuals to attend an international conference. Applications close 29 March 2018.

FAME Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species
Seeking to fund onground conservation outcomes with a focus on seed-funding and innovation for Australian species most at risk of extinction. Applications open late February–March 2018.

Wettenhall Environment Trust
Provides support for projects making a positive different to the natural living environment. Applications open 20 March 2018.

2017 Farmer of the year sought
Nominations are being sought nationally for The Weekly Times Coles 2017 Farmer of the Year awards in the following categories: Beef, cropping, dairy, horticulture, sheep and innovative farmers of the year. From the winners of these six categories, one farmer will ultimately be crowned Farmer of the Year. Each category winner will receive $5K in prizes, with the Farmer of the Year receiving $10K cash. Winners will be announced in February. More

Plant a Banksia campaign
Birdlife Australia is calling for expressions of interest from community groups and schools in the Perth and Peel region to access between 200-1000 banksia seedlings to improve habitat for Black Cockatoos. More

Heritage and Conservation Grants
Lotterywest has funding available to help organisations conserve, protect, explain and share various aspects of our heritage. More

Farming Together  – Farm Cooperatives and Collaboration
The $14.9m Farming Together initiative is open for applications to boost farmer-based collaborations.  The national, two year campaign is a resource for primary producers to help value-add, build marketplace strength and boost returns. More

Aid for smaller exporters
The Australian Government is offering funds to help smaller exporters improve market access across the dairy, eggs, fish, horticultural, grain and meat sectors. More

Inspiring Entrepreneurs grants
Grants of up to $20K are offered by the Australian government for community organisations to set up spaces offering students hands-on experience blending science, technology, engineering and maths with entrepreneurship. Ongoing until funds exhausted.
The Incubator Support initiative helps establish new incubators in regions or sectors with high innovation potential, and for existing incubators looking to expand their services. More

Entrepreneurs Sought
The Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme aims to boost business competitiveness and productivity through: Research Connections, Accelerating Commercialisation, Business Evaluations, Supply Chain Facilitation, Business Growth Services, and Business Growth Grants. Ongoing.  More

National Ag Opportunity
Applications are now open for the $14.9m national Farming Together program. This Federal Government initiative is a two-year campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power.
Any Australian citizen who farms within the ATO-recognised guidelines can register to receive a free one-on-one consultation to discuss their opportunities and appetite to create a successful collaborative group.  This could be either as a co-operative, as a collective bargaining entity or as a less-formal collaborative group. Existing groupings may also apply.
The most-promising groups will be offered assistance for product research and development. Areas that are covered include advice on marketing, capital-raising, packaging, logistics and exporting as well as non-ongoing consultancy appointments. More or 1800 00 55 55.

Export grants available
Australian Government grants are available to promote cooperation in accessing international markets. Applications may be submitted for projects valued from $55,000 to $1.65m (GST inclusive). There are no set funding rounds and applications for program funding can be submitted at any time until 31 December 2018 or until all funds have been allocated. More 

Conservation project grants
FNPW funds conservation all around Australia. The conservation of habitat, threatened species, and cultural heritage are priorities, as are accessible National Parks and environmental education.
Grants are available for both field projects and education programs that have a direct outcome for nature conservation in Australia. All proposals are evaluated by FNPW’s Projects Committee based on funding priorities, funds available and quality and quantity of projects submitted.
More information can be found here.

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