Australian Researchers and Businesses to get $50,000 Funding

Australian researchers and businesses can receive up to $50,000 funding from the Morrison Government to take their products global under round four of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. A device for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, virtual reality to improve health check-ups, and renewable fertilizer are some of the projects previously supported by the GCF. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said, "The grants are designed to strengthen international … [Read more...]

$1.5 Million to boost Drought-Affected Communities in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia

The latest distributions from the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program valued at over $1.5 million will boost sixty-one drought-affected communities in rural, regional and remote Australia. The majority of grants support projects that help to build local community resilience while residents endure the drought, by investing in infrastructure and equipment. Successful applications were received from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia across … [Read more...]

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Australian Government commits $660 Million to curb Violence against Women

Australian Labor government has announced to commit $660 million to new programs to curb violence against women in a significant move that more than doubles the amount the Coalition put towards the problem just two months ago. The policy follows calls from experts for a stronger focus on programs to prevent violence against women and families, amid concern that spending in recent years has not done enough to reduce the number of attacks. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced $328 … [Read more...]

Australian Researchers collaborate with Asia–Pacific Partners to tackle Big Challenges

As part of the Regional Collaborations Programme, administered by the Australian Academy of Science, fourteen collaborative research projects will collectively receive $1.25 million of Australian Government funding. The funding is provided under the second round of the $3.2 million Regional Collaborations Programme, part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. The grants will support Australian researchers who are collaborating with Asia–Pacific partners to develop innovative … [Read more...]

Australian Government launches Program for Innovative Projects that deliver High Quality Information on Disability

Organisations run by people with disability will be able to apply for grants worth $51 million under the National Disability Insurance Scheme's National Information program. The federal government has launched the scheme for innovative projects that deliver high quality and accessible information about on disability, and specific disability types. Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson said, "The program also aims to fund projects which … [Read more...]

2nd Round of Smart Farming Partnerships to support Sustainable Agriculture Tools or Practices in Australia

The second and final round of Smart Farming Partnerships has been launched to support the development and uptake of sustainable agriculture tools or practices in Australia’s fisheries, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry industries. Grants between $250,000 and $4 million will be available for projects that increase on-farm profitability and productivity, protect Australia’s biodiversity, protect and improve the condition of natural resources, and assist Australia to meet its obligations … [Read more...]

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Australian Government opens ‘Community Child Care Fund’ Grant Program

Application from eligible early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is invited by the Australian Government to deliver services under the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021. The CCCF aims to support ECEC services to address barriers to childcare participation, particularly targeting disadvantaged and vulnerable families and communities, and is part of the Australian Government’s Child Care Safety Net. Grants provided under the CCCF are intended to … [Read more...]

Young Agricultural Researchers share in Grants worth $330,000

The grants worth $330,000 have been shared in by 14 agricultural researchers through the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The awards were established to help turn ideas for improving agricultural productivity into reality. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud said. "Each winner will receive a grant of up to $22,000 to further develop their ideas and boost Australia’s agriculture … [Read more...]

The First Round of Australian Government’s ‘Our Marine Parks’ Grants Program is Now Open

The Morrison Government is further strengthening environmental protection of Australia's marine parks with a $5 million fund to improve conservation and encourage sustainable fishing practices. Up to $5 million is available in the first round for grants ranging from $50,000-$1 million. Our Marine Park Grants build on the Coalition's world-leading management plans implemented last year, which delivered new levels of protection for 3.2 million square kilometres of pristine marine areas. The … [Read more...]

Australian Government announces Grant Program to deliver Children related Projects

The Australian government has announced a grant program of AU$10 million handed out to non-government organisations (NGOs) to deliver online safety education and training projects targeted at children. A statement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, "The funding will help arm children with the capability to "stay safe" online. We all have a role to play to ensure our children have the tools and information they need to stay safe whenever they are online." He further said, "We've seen … [Read more...]