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Markets RDA Central West NSW

The Interim Satellite Service will soon be switched off

Interim Satellite Service switch off, nbn All those accessing internet through the Interim Satellite Service (ISS) will need to switch to the nbn SkyMuster satellite before 28 February 2016 to avoid being left without services when the ISS is turned off.

Residents who are unsure if they are still connected to the ISS or who are yet to switch to the nbn SkyMuster satellite should call nbn co’s migration hotline on 1800 726 434 or call their internet service provider.

More information about the nbn SkyMuster satellite service and its providers can be found on the nbn co website.

Community inclusion and disability support funding

Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Program $13 million will be made available to organisations across the country as part of a new grant round designed to make the community more inclusive and support people with disability.

The Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Program was established as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to fund the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) component of the NDIS.


CSU Scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers

CSU Scholarships for Refugees and Asylum SeekersCharles Sturt University has recently announced $1.05 million worth scholarships for refugees and asylum seekers to access tertiary education in Australia.

The aim of the scholarships is to support CSU undergraduate students who are commencing or continuing  studies with refugee or asylum seeker visas, to create a better, safer future for themselves and their families.


Business Workshops – Digital and Online Technology

Digital and Online Technology Business Workshops, CowraWant to know how to best take advantage of technology to position and grow your business in the rapidly changing digital landscape?

Come along to the FREE evening workshop and breakfast seminar in Cowra on 2 and 3 March 2017 to learn more during Back To Business Week.

There will be presentations from inspirational speakers, as well as the opportunity to access one-on-one advice from various agencies on growing your business and navigating the future. Read more ..

Community Investments Stream – Building Better Regions Fund

BBRF Community Investment StreamAre you looking to expand a local event, create a strategic regional plan, or develop leadership and capability building activities?

The Community Investments Stream of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is still open for applications until 31 March 2017, with all of the above activities eligible under this program.  

This is the first time this stream has been available and provides a broader scope of investible projects that are non-infrastructure-related. Read more ..

Festivals Funding

Festivals Australia fundingThe Department of Communications and the Arts is providing $1.2 million annual funding for high-quality arts and cultural projects taking part in festivals in regional and remote Australia, and promoting community participation.

Eligible activities include parades, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions as part of festivals or significant one-off community events.


Upskill in Precision Ag

Precision Agriculture Workshops, Central West Local Land ServicesThe Central West LLS is holding a series of workshops across the region to upskill farmers in applying precision agriculture methods for livestock and copping systems.

This includes a presentation of apps available using cloud-based technology, how to use mapping systems, demonstrations, electronic identification and experiences from growers and advisors using these technologies.   Read more ..

Funding for exhibitions touring regional areas

Visions of Australia, exhibitions touring regional AustraliaThe Department of Communications and the Arts is administering a program – Visions of Australia – which funds the development and touring exhibition costs of cultural material of historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance.

Arts and cultural heritage organisations, including regional museums and galleries, are eligible to apply for a share in the $2.4 million available annually. Read more ..

Indigenous languages and arts program

Indigenous Arts and Languages ProgramOrganisations that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts can apply for project funding of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years.

$20 million is available each year, through the Department of Communications and the Arts, for funding Indigenous arts and language projects through this competitive grants program. Read more ..

LightBulb Moments – growing regional ideas competition

LightBulb Moments CompetitionThe Regional Australia Institute (RAI), the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and Prime7 media have partnered to deliver a competition searching for ideas and projects that will benefit regional communities and economies.

Ideas and projects which address regional issues can be submitted online.

Entries are open to individuals, community organisations and businesses located outside major capital cities. Read more ..