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Building Better Regions Fund Open for Business

        

  ·         Applications now open for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund Round Two

  ·         Two streams available: Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments

  ·         Applications close on 19 December 2017

The Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams is urging organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund which will support further job creation and economic growth in rural and regional Australia.

Senator Williams said the Fund has two streams – Infrastructure Projects and Community Investments.

He said the Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

Read more: Building Better Regions Fund Open for Business

SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS IN HUNTER

The Trustee for NSW RSL Zone 11 Bowling Association is to receive funding through the Veteran and Community Grants program.

The Association will receive $6,580 to purchase equipment to produce a newsletter, purchase bowls equipment and to undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams.

He praised the Australian government program, saying local organisations and projects can make a real difference in the veteran community and ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities that will allow them to continue in active roles in their communities.

“I encourage such groups to apply for funding and applications can be submitted at any time at www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants”, Senator Williams said.

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THREE FARMING PROJECTS WIN FUNDING IN EDEN-MONARO

Three collaborative projects will share in over $250,000 in grant funding from the Australian government to improve their industries.

In announcing the successful recipients today, the Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams said the funding is provided under the government’s Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program.

He said the NSW/ACT Truffle Marketing Co-operative has been granted $133,500 to assist in the development of a co-operative of eastern Australian truffle growers through marketing, a standard produce and payment system, and a website.

Read more: THREE FARMING PROJECTS WIN FUNDING IN EDEN-MONARO

SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS

The Tweed Valley-Murwillumbah National Servicemen’s Association Sub-branch is to receive funding through the Veteran and Community Grants program.

The Sub-branch will receive $7,339 to undertake a series of bus trips to reduce social isolation according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.

He praised the Australian government program, saying local organisations and projects can make a real difference in the veteran community and ensure veterans and their families receive services, support and opportunities that will allow them to continue in active roles in their communities.

“I encourage such groups to apply for funding and applications can be submitted at any time at www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants”, Senator Williams said.

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RICHMOND BUSINESSES ACCESS INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF

More than 2,000 small businesses in the Richmond electorate have taken advantage of the Australian government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 Tax Office data.

Announcing the information today, the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams said the instant asset write-off has struck a chord with the small business sector.

Senator Williams said 540 businesses in the Byron Bay area had made a claim in the 2015-16 financial year.

Read more: RICHMOND BUSINESSES ACCESS INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF

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