E-news: August 2020


E-NEWS | August 2020

EP receives funds for Eyes on Eyre Project

Premier Steven Marshall visited the Eyre Peninsula last month to announce funding for the Eyes on Eyre Project. He is pictured here with Sondra Stewart and Dion Dorward from Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula and Sam Telfer, President, Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association.
Photo courtesy of Port Lincoln Times

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For the latest information on restrictions being lifted and the recovery process, click here: SA Government Covid-19 Recovery 

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Premier announces new Ministry

Premier Steven Marshall announced the makeup of his new Ministry onTuesday 28 July 2020. Changes to the Ministry include: Member for Finniss, David Basham will be elevated to Cabinet to become the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development; The Attorney-General will assume the additional responsibility of Planning and Local Government; Minister Corey Wingard will […]


The Treasurer delivered the Economic and Fiscal Update on 23 July 2020. For details on the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic For details on the Economic and Fiscal Update 


Get Australia Growing

The economic crisis caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted enormous damage on Australia’s economy. Agriculture and regional Australia have a critical role to play in restoring Australia’s prosperity, and the National Farmers Federation (NFF)is recommending simple steps that government can take to get Australia growing. Get Australia Growing was created by the NFF […]

Future-proofing the Outback

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is inviting the outback community and regional stakeholders to identify what is wanted and needed for the long term sustainability of the Outback as its own unique and autonomous region of SA. The Outback Futures Project was launched on 6 July, which seeks to engage the community in a lively […]

Co-operative Conversations: supporting Aussie Farmers, Fishers and Foresters

A candid new series featuring leading primary producers will address some of the biggest issues in farming and put forward solutions aimed at future proofing Australian family farms. Farmers, fishers and other primary producers are known for their resilience, but in the last few years they have faced unprecedented challenges: drought, fires, floods, global commodity […]

Blue Crab and Rock Lobster Fishers Build for Future

South Australia’s Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers are charting a more sustainable future for their industries in new commercial fishing management plans coming into effect from July 2020. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the two revised plans will see fishers make short term sacrifices to allow crab and lobster […]


Opportunities for Business to Supersize

The state’s post-coronavirus economic recovery is now in full swing, with businesses once again opening their doors and industry returning to full production. For new companies just starting up, small companies looking to expand or larger companies dipping their toes in the national or even international export market, there are a number of funding options […]


Boost for EP Events

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has confirmed 5 Eyre Peninsula Events will be supported under its Regional Events and Festivals Program. This annual event funding will provide  financial and marketing support to the following tourism events: Rodeo by the Sea || Streaky Bay || 28 November 2020 Tunarama || Port Lincoln || 23-26 January […]

BreastScreen SA in Port Lincoln

BreastScreen SA provides free breast cancer screening (breast X-rays) every two years to healthy women aged 50 to 74 years, helping to detect breast changes that are too small to feel. This year, BreastScreen SA is holding a Pop-up Clinic at the Port Lincoln Hospital and Health Service, from early August to mid-November 2020. Book […]

Emerging Minds Podcasts

Drought can impact children in the same way as adults – particularly when it comes to worries in the family. It is a whole-family and whole-community issue, but everyone experiences drought uniquely, and can have different reactions to the same event. Emerging Minds and Country SA PHN have produced a series of eight podcasts for […]


New Grassroots Funding to Support Local Communities

The Eyre Peninsula Grassroots Grants program is now open for applications! Grassroots Grants funding is being provided through the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board (EPLB) levy, for projects valued greater than $2,000 and less than $10,000 (GST exclusive) for the 2020-21 financial year, with a total of $100,000 available. Funding will be awarded to projects on […]

Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant

Community groups and local governments in eligible drought-affected areas of South Australia can apply for event funding under the Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant. A total of $330,000 is available to community or industry groups, clubs or associations, or local government, across SA. Events must be held before 15 June 2021, with grants available […]

Grants SA Covid-19 Support Grant

Grants SA Covid-19 Support Grant – Applications close 20 October 2020. Grants SA is a one-off project-funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the normal Grants SA program is ceasing […]

Carclew Grants for Individuals and Organisations

Applications for funding open now! PROJECT GRANTS – These grants support creative outcomes eg. creation of original new work, activities that enable children and/or young people to participate in art making. Individuals can apply for up to $10,000. Organisations can apply for up to $20,000. FELLOWSHIPS – Carclew’s Fellowship program allows for an artist or arts worker aged […]

Energy Efficient Communities - Small Business Grants

Provides small businesses (turnover of less than $10million) with grants of up to $20,000 to improve their energy efficiency. Grants may be used for equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission
monitoring. Applications close Wednesday 26 August 2020.

Grants SA - due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the normal Grants SA program is ceasing operations until further notice and has been replaced with the COVID-19 Support Grant

Community Grants Hub - offers a simplified grant experience by improving how grants are administered across Government for the benefit of stakeholders and the community.

Grant Connect - provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.

SA Tenders and Contracts - provides easy to use access to all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South  Australian Govenrment.

For more funding opportunities


Volunteering – Online Workshops

Volunteering SA&NT is a not for profit organisation and the peak body for volunteering, leading the sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. The following online workshops are available: Grant Writing – Steps to Guide you in developing a successful grant application. 6 August 2020, 10.30am -12.30pm $35 non-members and $25 members Developing a Volunteer […]

Marketing you can Measure – Online Workshop

The Adelaide Business Hub are offering the ‘Marketing you can Measure‘ online workshop via zoom (meeting link will be emailed prior to the workshop.) GET BIG BUSINESS INSIGHTS ON A SMALL BUDGET WITH THESE FREE DIGITAL TOOLS Here are five questions participants have asked in previous Adelaide Business Hub workshops. What drives more sales and […]

Customer Service Reset for Relaunch for Business Recovery

The Adelaide Business Hub are providing the following workshops to help your business relaunch and recover. Take this time of change to transform your online engagement with your customers. During the online workshop and one-on-one mentoring, we will support you to transform your customer journey from traditional methods to the fast-moving digital world. Reach your […]

Career Employment Group
Port Lincoln
Forklift:   10-11 August
Confined Space:   13 August
Working at Heights:   14 August
Excavator:  17-20 August
Loader:  24-26 August
White Card:   28 August

For further information or to register please contact Rebecca on 08 8682 6695 or via email at Rebecca.Pocock@ceg.net.au

For more training opportunities


Agricultural Bureau's Awards and Scholarships for 2020

Applications close 30 September 2020

For more award opportunities


Australian Salmon Fishing Championship

1 June to 31 August 2020 at Elliston

For more upcoming regional events
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