The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Leaders Project & and the Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program. 

 

Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Leaders Project.

GO ID: GO4295

Close Date & Time: 25-Sep-2020 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Description:

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Leaders Project.

The Drought Resilience Leaders Project activities are to be delivered nationally. The successful grantee will be selected based on their specialist expertise and capability to deliver the project’s activities in a tailored manner that addresses the needs of particular regions, such as dealing with remoteness and lack of connectivity, or specific regional agriculture sectors.

The intended outcomes of the Drought Resilience Leaders Project are to:

  • design and deliver a drought resilience leadership course and a mentoring program that will develop the skills and capabilities of young and emerging leaders, and facilitate a culture of learning and knowledge sharing throughout agricultue dependent communities – building a national drought resilience leadership capability
  • empower young and emerging leaders across a range of sectors (Indigenous Australians, women, agri-business, entrepreneurship, natural resource management and industry) to share and apply their skills and knowledge developed and acquired through the DRL Training Course with their community
  • enable farmers (with demonstrated experience and capacity) as well as other drought and climate experts to share drought and climate resilience and adaptation skills and knowledge with their peers through mentoring (an informal learning program).

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Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program. 

GO ID: GO4296

Close Date & Time: 25-Sep-2020 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Description:

The Australian Government is inviting applications to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program.

This Program will:

  • improve community connectedness and collaboration through building community network members’ skills and social network diversity and sharing of learnings amongst agriculture dependent communities
  • increase social networking, support and engagement and wellbeing and reduce social isolation through increasing participation in community networking events/conferences, stimulating higher rates of innovation in the local economy and the agricultural sector over time
  • improve community networks access to risk management information and training, increasing the capacity of community networks to participate in regional drought resilience planning
  • increase community economic development and diversification opportunities to improve access to meeting places and facilities, reducing social isolation and improving community wellbeing over time
  • deliver small scale projects, such as improving meeting places for the network members, that assist the management of the network, and community facilities that support community drought resilience.

The successful grantee will deliver the project’s activities tailored to the needs of particular agriculture dependent communities across Australia, ensuring that there is equity and opportunity for people throughout agriculture dependent communities to participate.

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Eligibility (for both):

To be the eligible provider you must be a legal entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), have an account with an Australian financial institution and be capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable Agreement with the Commonwealth. This includes the following entity types:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation, council or incorporated association
  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Sole Trader
  • Partnership
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust.

In a legally binding partnership, the executing partner must have authorisation from all other partners to execute the grant agreement.

Consortium applications are eligible to apply, providing all partners are eligible entities individually.

In submitting your application, you may wish to consider engaging Indigenous organisations to access expertise of the Indigenous organisations and people to promote opportunities for Indigenous Australians to access funding, the employment of Indigenous Australians, or the use of Indigenous businesses in your supply chains.

 

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