Grants

Westpac Foundation's 200 Community Grants

Applications for Westpac Foundation’s 200 Community Grants are now open, until 9 June 2017. Community Grants are $10,000 each and also include non-financial support via Westpac’s ‘More than Money’ program, helping to maximise the social impact and sustainability of grantees.

If you are or know of a not-for-profit grassroots community organisation giving opportunities to those who need it most in our local community, nominate or apply today via westpac.com.au/grants

Watering WA Farms

For farm operations that have access to scheme water

Watering WA Farms is designed to encourage commercial farmers to develop additional farm water supplies so they can reduce their reliance on scheme water and become more self-sufficient by developing local non-potable water supplies.

If you are a commercial farmer in a dryland agricultural district receiving less than 600 mm average annual rainfall and have on-farm access to scheme water you could be eligible for a one off rebate of up to $20 000.

Watering WA Farms will be open for applications in late 2016. Please register your interest at wateringwa@water.wa.gov.au and we will advise when the program is open.

All works being claimed must be installed within 18 months of the audit being completed. An on-farm water audit must be completed to be eligible for a rebate grant. For more information and to access funding for an audit please read the next section (farm water audits). 

Please refer to the rebate schedule for eligible works. 

Head to http://www.water.wa.gov.au/wateringWA/Farm-rebates-and-pastoral-grants for more information.

Farm Water Rebate Scheme

For farm operations that do not have access to scheme water

The Farm Water Rebate Scheme is designed to encourage commercial farmers to develop additional farm water supplies so they are more self-sufficient and able to address on-farm water shortages.

If you are a commercial farmer in a dryland agricultural district receiving less than 600 mm average annual rainfall and do not have on-farm access to scheme water, you could be eligible for a rebate under the scheme.

Farmers can claim up to 50 per cent of expenditure on approved water supply works, up to $15 000 per farming business, every ten years. All works being claimed must be installed within 18 months of the audit being completed.

Landholders who are directly connected to a scheme water pipeline or operate an intensive business are unable to access the Farm Water Rebate Scheme. Hobby farmers are ineligible.

An on-farm water audit must be completed to be eligible for a rebate. For more information and to access funding for an audit please read the next section (farm water audits).

Please refer to the rebate schedule for eligible works on the website. 

Further information on the Farm Water Rebate Scheme is contained within the Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme and Farm Water Rebate Scheme – Information for applicants booklet.

Head to http://www.water.wa.gov.au/wateringWA/Farm-rebates-and-pastoral-grants for more information.

 

Telstra Kids Fund - Reopen July 2017

Telstra Kids Fund is now accepting applications for funding of up to $1,200 to deliver activities that help kids in Australia play and learn. Applicants must be a non-profit organisation. 

More information, including online application form, FAQs and grant criteria can be obtained from here: www.telstrakidsfund.com/ 

Grants are awarded on a 'first in, best dressed' basis. So, keep an eye on their website for the application dates or sign up to be notified when the next grant round opens.

Projects of various categories are supported, including arts and culture, environmental, health and wellbeing, sport and recreation, education, and digital activities.