Australia launches SME Defence Export Grant Programme

A new grant programme has been launched by the Australian government to provide small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with funding to build defence export capabilities. Under the AUD4.1 million (USD2.9 million) Defence Global Competitiveness Grant programme, companies will be able to bid for government grants valued at between AUD15,000 and AUD150,000 to meet up to 50% of eligible project costs. Defence Industry Minister, Steven Ciobo said, "The grant program – to be delivered through … [Read more...]

WHO receives support to reduce Anaemia in Women by 2025

An Australian-led team of researchers and their collaborators around the world is supporting World Health Organisation in achieving its target of reducing anaemia in women by 2025. New trials on 6,000 women and children in Malawi and Bangladesh have been announced by Australia's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to tackle the problem of iron deficiency. Working alongside the University of Melbourne, the University of Malawi, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research in … [Read more...]

Are You seeking for the Striking Grant Opportunities? If Yes, then your Search Ends Here!

Every year, international organisations offer several new funding opportunities for NGOs from time to time. These opportunities are spread across education, disaster management, empowerment of the LGBTQ community, gender equality, media development, human rights, urban management, and religious tolerance. If you are searching for the amazing grant opportunities, then your search ends here. Check out some of the funding opportunities opening this month: AmplifyChange Opportunity Grant: … [Read more...]

Lesbians Incorporated Organisation to kick-start its next Grant Round this Month!

Next grant round of Lesbians Incorporated to commence from Saturday, January 19, 2019. LInc has established a Community Grants Program to give out $10,000 in grants (up to $1000 per grant) per round. Projects may aim to benefit the lesbian community in general or one or more groups within the lesbian community. Groups may be racial, cultural, geographic, or may have specific identified needs or shared interests and concerns. LInc considers the children of lesbians as part of the lesbian … [Read more...]

ADB approves $5 Million Grant for Solomon Islands

A policy-based grant worth $5 million has been approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the efforts of the Government of Solomon Islands to implement policy and institutional reforms to progressively improve fiscal sustainability, business, climate, public financial management, and service delivery. ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office Regional Director, Ms. Emma Fan said, "The Solomon Islands Improved Fiscal Sustainability Reform Program builds on previous policy-based … [Read more...]

Australian government launches new Fund to support SMEs

A new fund has been launched by the Australian government to support small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the development of systems for the country’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. Under the scheme, Australian SMEs with fewer than 200 employees will be able to apply for funding from a pool valued at AUD17 million (USD12.3 million), with individual grants valued between AUD50,000 and AUD1 million. Government funding will enable the firms to meet up to 50% of their … [Read more...]

Skills an Employment Project launched for Tongans

The Skills and Employment for Tongans (SET) Project has been launched to improve employment opportunities for Tongans that aims to help 10,500 Tongans reach their full potential by 2023. The programme will be funded through a US$18.5 million grant from the International Development Association, the World Bank’s fund for the most in-need countries. A US$2.4 million grant from the Australia-Pacific Islands Partnership Trust Fund will also support the project. The SET project aims to directly … [Read more...]

World Bank and Westpac Launch First Sustainable Growth Bonds in Australia

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) is collaborating with Westpac Banking Corporation and BNP Paribas to launch the first Sustainable Growth Bonds for Australian investors. All World Bank bonds support its development lending activities that aim to end poverty and create opportunity, and are aligned with the SDGs. The Bonds provide an opportunity for investors to put their capital towards projects that advance these global development … [Read more...]

Western Nations express concern on major crackdown on NGOs in Pakistan

Western nations, including the United States and European countries, have expressed "serious concerns" about a crackdown on aid groups. At least 18 international aid agencies, most of them working on human rights issues, were ordered to leave Pakistan over recent months after being refused registration. The countries have written a letter to Khan, saying the groups did not get a proper explanation for why the government had ordered them out and they criticized a "lack of transparency"in the … [Read more...]

‘Tackling Tough Times Together’ Grant Program announced to support Drought Areas of Australia

The Regional Drought Communities Small Grants Program has provided 15 million dollars to support regional communities across Australia experiencing the devastating effects of the current drought. Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said, "The distribution of the $15 million grant will be managed by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Through the Tackling Tough Times Together program, the Foundation will operate a rolling small grants program to support drought affected … [Read more...]