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Funding local solutions to local crime problems


Member for Murray Austin Evans has encouraged communities in the region to apply to the NSW Government with solutions to stamp down on local crime and anti-social behaviour.  Mr Evans said local non-government and not-for-profit community groups, councils, businesses and organisations can apply for a grant up to $250,000 for ideas to boost local safety and pride.

"The Community Safety Fund invests in local projects that address local crime hot spots and promotes safe and inclusive use of public space," Mr Evans said.  "I have heard from many people in our community who have innovative ideas of how to make our community a safer place and I encourage them to take up this funding opportunity.

Attorney General Mark Speakman said that combatting crime often requires a whole-of-community approach and this funding helps grassroots organisations contribute to make their towns, suburbs and cities safer.  "We are calling on local organisations in the region with crime prevention ideas to come forward, so we can help make these ideas a reality and boost community safety," Mr Speakman said.

Minister for Police Troy Grant said this program funds community initiatives which will enhance the work of Government and the NSW Police Force in fighting crime both in the cities and in the regions.  "The NSW Government and the NSW Police Force are always looking to partner with local organisations to help prevent crime in communities right across the state," Mr Grant said.

"We know that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work when it comes to breaking the cycle of local crime, so we are working with communities at a grassroots level to find the right solution for each region."

The Community Safety Fund aims to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour across NSW through collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention detection initiatives. The fund supports projects that address local crime hot spots, address anti-social behaviour in communities and promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces.

For further information and to apply, visit: http://www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au

$500,000 available to accelerate region's businesses into new markets


Austin Evans, Member Elect for Murray, has encouraged local businesses to apply for the new $500,000 Murray Darling Regional Business Accelerator Program, set to help companies leverage new marketing channels and expand into new markets.

Mr Evans said the NSW Government program will provide matched funding of up to $10,000 for projects including website development, digital media campaigns, or new product packaging.  “This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in the Murray electorate to expand their reach into global markets,” Mr Evans said.  “There are many companies who want to take the next step and market their product to new audiences but simply don’t have the financial ability.

“Whether it is the website you’ve always dreamed of or building a marketing strategy to target new audiences, I’m excited for our local companies,” Mr Evans said. The program also supports traditional expansion methods, such as exhibiting at trade shows and multi-channel advertising campaigns.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW and Small Business John Barilaro said technology is a game-changer for local businesses and it is important companies make the most of this funding. “New technology opens the door to endless opportunities and this program will help businesses access new channels and grow rapidly,” Mr Barilaro said. 

The program is open to eligible businesses that can demonstrate growth potential beyond local markets and are not solely reliant on local markets for sales. The Business Accelerator Program is funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program, which is administered by the NSW Government.

To access the guidelines for the Murray Darling Business Accelerator Programs, contact NSW Office of Regional Development on 02 6051 7725.

New round of the Building Better Regions Fund now open


Farrer MP Sussan Ley is encouraging local Councils and not for profit organisations to apply for assistance grants through Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Ms Ley said the $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supported the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. “We have already benefitted from the last round of the BBRF (and the former Stronger Regions Fund) with millions of dollars being delivered to projects across my electorate. These Funds support local businesses and job creation, while also helping meet the needs of towns and local communities across the country.”

Acting Minister for Regional Development Darren Chester said “infrastructure investment, planning and capability building are significant to improving outcomes in regional Australia. Applicants should demonstrate how their project can drive economic development, make their region a more attractive place to live, and foster partnerships across their community.”

Round 2 of the Building Better Regions Fund can assist Infrastructure Projects ($20,000 - $10 million) and Community Investments ($5,000+)

Applications close 19 December 2017.

For more information: www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund

Regions Businesses able to benefit from “Ready to Grow” interest free loans


The NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW Program is targeted at small and medium sized businesses in this region offering interest-free loans to help regional businesses grow and create jobs, part of a new range of loans ranging from $200,000 to $1.2 million, aimed at driving growth and job creation.


The loan products include:

• Regional Growth Loan (RGL) – will target job creation in regional NSW in fast- growth SMEs that can demonstrate revenue over $500,000 and future growth demonstrated via secured contracts, and will take the form of $200,000-$500,000 interest free loans for four years.

• Strategic Growth Loan (SGL) – will target job creation in fast-growth SMEs across NSW that can demonstrate revenue over $1 million and future growth demonstrated via secure contracts. Loans will be between $500,000 and up to $1.2 million over four years at 9.2% interest.


For further information on Jobs for NSW support or to apply for a loan, please visit www.jobsfornsw.com.au

Infrastructure Grants – via ClubGRANTS Category 3


Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure.

Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural infrastructure, and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.

Infrastructure Grants are made possible by the ClubGrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests 0.4 per cent of clubs’ gaming machine profits over $1 million back into community projects.

Funding can be used costs such as construction, purchase of capital equipment and professional fees.
  • Arts & Culture - $50,000 to $200,000 available per project 
  • Emergency Preparedness - $10,000 to $200,000 available per project 
  • Sport & Recreation - $100,000 to $300,000 available per project 

Organisations have four opportunities to apply for grants throughout the year: August and November 2017, February and May 2018.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form accessed via the Liquor and Gaming website: http://www.liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au/Pages/about-us/our-initiatives/infrastructure-grants.aspx

Berrigan Shire Council Event Funding Program


Berrigan Shire Council has an Event Funding program to assist local events with the promotion or running costs of an event. Event organising committees are encouraged to make contact with the Economic Development Officer to discuss the funding opportunities.

Important dates:

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire before 1st of April 2017 you must:
Contact the Economic Development Officer at Council on 58885100 to discuss your event
Submit a funding application at least 3 months prior to your event

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire between 1st of April 2017 and the 30th of September 2017 you must:
1.       Contact Economic Development Officer at Council on 5888 5100 to discuss your event
2.       Attend the funding information session in the first week of December 2016
3.       Submit a funding application no later than the 1st of February 2017.  

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pplications will not be considered after this date.

What can be funded?

  • Marketing an event
  • Risk Management
  • Paying a speakers fee
  • Paying a coordinator


What can’t be funded? 

  • Prize Money
  • Trophies
  • Catering
  • License fees
  • Events that are not attempting to break even


Preferred Criteria

  • Event designed to attract visitors
  • New events
  • Events that attract overnight stays

Funding up to $10,000 could be available for large events attracting in excess of 10,000 visitors.  Smaller amounts are available for small events.


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Sports Community Grants Available!




Are you looking for a little assistance with funding for your Sports and/or Community Group? If so look no further. There are various Grants available to you that you may be unaware of. Click here to find out what you may be eligible for.

Grant Writing assistance available within the Shire


There is now an established business within the Shire that is available to assist with grant writing tips,tender preparation and grant writing support services.

Visit their website at
www.tenderight.com.au to see what can be done to assist your community group or business.

Planting trees to reforest your land & generate extra income


The Australian Government has produced a fact sheet about Carbon Farming Initiative rules for permanent environmental plantings.  This fact sheet is for farmers and other landholders in Central NSW who wish to find out about the benefits of reforesting their land – including new opportunities to generate extra income.

Planting trees to reforest your land & generate extra income

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