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How to apply for Grants workshop

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Griffith City Council invites you to attend the 'How to Apply for Grants Full Day Workshop', facilitated by 'The Grants Guy', Keith Whelan.

This workshop is the ideal, practical guide to grant writing for any community entity seeking to attain funding by applying for grants or tenders. This is a practical step by step workshop where grants from both the public and private sector will assessed and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by the facilitator. A discussion will also take place with regard to current developments in the Philanthropic sector.

This How to Apply for Grants workshop will provide valuable knowledge on a range of Grants related topics:

  • Developments in Philanthropy in Australia
  • Public and Private Sector Grants – what is out there?
  • Visioning, Strategy, Methodology Project Planning & Project Rationale
  • Community Capacity Building & Sustainability
  • Practical Grant Writing Tips, Budgets & Grant Jargon
  • Acquittal of Funding & Evaluation

The event includes a light lunch, all for just $10pp (plus $1.64 booking fee).

For further information about the event, please contact Council's Community Development Officer Tanya Aramini on 02 6962 8100 or email Tanya.Aramini@griffith.nsw.gov.au

2018-19 Federal Budget Update by Roy Spagnolo & Associates

Roy Spagnolo & Associates are actively working on attracting qualified professionals to work in the Griffith area to assist with the continued growth of their business, and maintaining the high quality of taxation advice they provide to their existing clients

The 2018-19 Federal Budget was focused on further strengthening the economy to “guarantee the essentials Australians rely on” and “responsibly repair the budget”.

In summary,  the five key items the budget had focused on is a follows:

  1. Tax relief to encourage and reward working Australians.
  2. Support for business to invest and create jobs.
  3. Guaranteeing "essential" services.
  4. Keeping Australia safe.
  5. The government living within its means.

Specifically, from a tax perspective, some of the key measures included:

  • A seven-year Personal Income Tax Plan will be implemented in three steps, to introduce a low and middle income tax offset, to provide relief from bracket creep and to remove the 37% personal income tax bracket.
  • The 2017/18 Federal Budget measure to increase the Medicare levy from 2% to 2.5% of taxable income from 1 July 2019 will not proceed.
  • Schemes to license a person’s fame or image to another entity such as a related company or trust to avoid income tax will be curtailed.
  • An extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off  for small business (turnover up to $10 million).
  • Amendments to Div 7A will strengthen the unpaid present entitlements (UPE) rules from 1 July 2019.
  • Deductions for expenses associated with holding vacant land not genuinely used to earn assessable income will be denied.
  • Significant changes to the calculation of the R&D tax incentive will commence for income years beginning on or after 1 July 2018. Additionally, a maximum cash refund will also apply for some entities.

Roy Spagnolo & Associates are proud to keep you updated with major events and changes, and hope you find the insights timely and relevant.

The team at Roy Spagnolo & Associates will continue to analyse the Budget announcements in more detail and are happy to address any queries that you may have.

For more information on this year’s budget please do not hesitate to contact their office on 02 6964 4400.

Pink Up Griffith!

This October, you’re invited to help make life that little bit easier for families experiencing breast cancer by supporting the McGrath Foundation.

Visit the pink up your town website with more promo ideas & templates:

All businesses, schools, community groups are invited to participate.

Also, please remember everyone needs to use the Fundraising Reference Number: PUYT00010949 to ensure all funds raised in Griffith adds up to the same tally.

For more details contact Jessica Zandona at Griffith Real Estate 69621455

Griffith Business Chamber are a proud stakeholder of this initiative.
Grow Our Own is an exciting regional movement, developed to provide information to potential students and on-the-job trainees, and to business people in this region. The aim is to encourage people to build a career while living locally, and to encourage local business to invest in local people through employment, training, mentoring and motivation.
Work, study, follow a degree pathway to get ahead. Gain the qualifications you need while maintaining your current lifestyle. Prepare for your career without having to relocate. Build your business with local talent. There are no limits!

Griffith Business Chamber are proud to support the Griffith Now Hiring Campaign. 

We encourage you to support this project  with the aim of attracting Skilled Labour to our region which also fits into our 10 Point Plan under “Education & Employment”   

Education & Employment: Encourage superior access to all levels of education, to ensure job ready students are equipped to enter the workforce. Assist & promote incentives and/or initiatives to attract Skilled Labour.
Why & how does this affect the business community?: School leavers need to be job ready, this means encouraging the best opportunities during higher education and offer access to tertiary education at a local level. Retaining locals is crucial for population growth. Attracting skilled labour can improve a business’ performance and service.

Following on from the successful grant application to kick-start the Griffith Now Hiring project, The Griffith Now Hiring project are seeking support of Stage 2, to take the campaign well into 2019.
The initial Griffith Now Hiring campaign, which was driven and supported by Griffith City Council together with 15 business partners, achieved excellent results.
This project set out to attract people and their families to live and work in Griffith. It aimed to draw attention to our progressive regional city and the diversity of skilled job vacancies across many industries. Not only did this campaign draw 5,800 people to the GriffithNowHiring website, a little under 2,000 per month, but 200 people made a direct enquiry seeking more information about moving to Griffith, and one family moved.
Continuing with Stage 2 will include regular e-newsletters and website updates, Facebook posts, follow-up with, and mailing of, information packs to interested parties, plus targeted social media marketing campaigns driving people to our digital assets.
Griffith City Council invite you to become a Griffith Now Hiring Stage 2 partner.

The Griffith Now Hiring initiative set out to attract people and their families to live and work in Griffith. It aims to draw attention to our progressive regional city and the diversity of skilled job vacancies across many industries. Not only did this campaign draw 5,800 people to the GriffithNowHiring website, a little under 2,000 per month, but 200 people made a direct enquiry seeking more information about moving to Griffith, and one family moved.

All businesses who sign up to Stage 2 of this initiative will have their company featured on the Griffith Now Hiring website as well as receiving regular e-newsletters, website updates, Facebook posts with available jobs, follow-up and mailing of information packs to interested parties, plus targeted social media marketing campaigns driving people to our digital assets.

If your business is interested in becoming a Griffith Now Hiring Stage 2 partner please contact Leanne Austin, Economic Development Officer on (02) 6962 8294 or Leanne.Austin@griffith.nsw.gov.au for more information.