Would you like to work with community organisations and local scientists to create a public science event or activity?
Inspiring Australia (NSW) is offering a total of $70,000 for partnerships between 3 or more scientists, community groups and other organisations towards science activities and events, including during National Science Week 2014 (18-25 August).
Each regional grant of between $2k to $8K is intended to create an enduring local partnership that will continue as a NSW Regional Science Hub
You might like to do workshop or activity to explore the science in your community. Or you might prefer to consider science more broadly. It could be a hands on activity, a public discussion, a competition, a series workshops or simply getting some science activity into local markets, shows or fairs. Your project needs to spark interest and engagement in science within the general community. If you can engage people who don’t normally get exposed to science, that’s even better.
Neil Moore's "Claudio" Winner Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, 2012
First prize $50,000
People’s Choice $3,000
The Mailroom Prize $500
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is one of the smallest galleries in Australia, yet it proudly hosts one of Australia’s best loved and richest portrait prizes, every year.
The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is the coveted award, boasting a first prize of $50,000.
This biennial event, proudly sponsored by the Shirley Hannan Trust, is a celebration of realistic portraiture and attracts eminent practitioners from across Australia.
The spiritual home of the Shirley Hannan is the Bega Valley Regional Gallery which, as a small cultural outpost in a relatively remote country town, is particularly proud to host such a significant and exciting event.
The donated kitchen includes all of the cabinetry, cook tops, sink and oven, as well as a smaller kitchen, suitable for use indoors or outside undercover.
Applicants are asked to answer a series of questions explaining why their community needs a new kitchen, who would utilise the kitchen and how it would enhance their community. Those eligible to apply include community centres, welfare organisations, churches, men’s sheds, service and sporting clubs, CWA branches and show societies.
The winner of the RAS Foundation Community Kitchen will be announced and presented during the Sydney Royal Easter Show, 10 – 23 April, 2014.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.rasnsw.com.au/programs to find out more about the RAS Foundation Community Kitchen Grant and to complete the online application form.
The successful applicant will need to meet the following requirements:
The kitchen can only be installed into the agreed community owned / public building and cannot be for the benefit of an individual or company. The kitchen must be accessible to the wider community.
The successful applicant will receive the kitchen in a flat pack form that comprises of cabinetry, cook top, stove and sink. No colours or materials preference can be requested.
The coordination, cost of freight from Sydney Showground to the recipient community will be the responsibility of the successful applicant. All installation costs are also the responsibility of the successful applicant.
The flat packed kitchen (comprising of six pallets) will need to be removed from the Sydney Showground on Saturday 26 or Sunday 27 April, 2014.
Installation of the kitchen needs to be completed by 31 October, 2014 - six months after the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The successful applicant will be required to attend a presentation event to be held during the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show to accept the Masters Home Improvements Kitchen.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, 21 March, 2014.
2013 was the inaugural year of the grant, with the Community Kitchen breathing new life into the Deniliquin Rovers Football and Netball Club’s newly renovated clubhouse and has greatly enhanced the capacity and use of the venue.
The RAS Foundation is a philanthropic foundation which seeks to encourage educational opportunity and foster vibrant and sustainable rural and regional communities by supporting quality youth and community programs.
The National Rural Women's Coalition is pleased to launch the 2014 WOMEN TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY e-leaders Program.
What is an e-leaders Program? This is the third e-leaders program that the National Rural Women's Coalition has delivered to women living in rural, remote and regional Australia. This year's program has an environmental sustainability and natural resource management focus. Twenty-five (25) women from all over Australia will be selected and given the opportunity to learn from the industry's best via a series of give webinars. The software also allows for open collaboration and has proven to be effective for networking. The participants will elect an on-ground project to work on throughout the program. Discussion and debate will take place during a live e-forum.
How Do I Apply? Applications open on Monday 17th March 2014. Please watch this space and look for the online application form - available here on this page of the website. COMING SOON. Applications close on the 4th April at 4 pm AEST.
For More Information About the e-leaders Program, please contact the e-leaders Project Coordinator - Kerryn Suttor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Are you a young farmer or following a career pathway in agriculture and love what you do?
If this sounds like you and you are interested in learning how to inspire other young people to enter agriculture why not apply for this great opportunity.
Lynne and her team are looking for 16 Young Farming Champions for 2014 to represent the grains, cotton, wool, red meat and dairy industries to help build an Australia wide network of enthusiastic young professionals to promote Australian agriculture as a dynamic, innovative, rewarding and vibrant industry.
If you have any photo's that you think would be appropriate and would like them to be a part of the clip please post them on the Small Town Culture - Josh Arnold Page. If your name is credited on the photo that's OK.
Photos for the upcoming clip "life as a country kid" can also be emailed to email@example.com