Grants

Career Opportunities for Women - $3000 training scholarships

Career Opportunities for Women - $3000 training scholarships - Applications now open for 2018.

The Department of Local Government and Communities, the Construction Training Fund and the Department of Training and Workforce Development have a scholarship program to encourage women to take up vocational training in non-traditional industries through the Expanding career options for women scholarship program.

Scholarship applications open today 1 September 2017 and will close on 31 October 2017. The Department of Training and Workforce Development has posted a news story on its website to promote the scholarships. 

Apply http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/whats-new#3-000-training-scholarships-2018-applications-now-open.

Scholarships can help with the costs associated with training, including:
• Student fees;
• Learning resources, tools and equipment;
• Mentoring and coaching;
• Accommodation fees and transport; and
• Childcare fees.

Incentives for employers are also available through the program, so employers of women are also encouraged to apply.

There are more than 240 qualifications to choose from, starting from Certificate II level, across a range of exciting and interesting industry areas.

 

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 [email protected] 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.