Grants

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World Program

Eligible: Not For Profit

Funding: $5,000 to $25,000

Closes: 24 March 2017 - Opens 5 May 2017 - Closes 2 June 2017

The world needs more dreamers. Those that see groups in their community who need a helping hand, and dream of ways to make life better for them. Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World has been running since 2011 and in 2017 we've made a few changes so we can all dream big and help the causes you care about to make the world a better place.

https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/

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Holden Home Ground Advantage

https://www.holden.com.au/about/home-ground-advantage

Eligible: Not-for-Profit

Funding: $1 to $250,000

Average: $12,500

Total Pool: $250,000

Rounds: Closes 31 March 2017

The purpose of the program is for Holden to provide financial assistance to local sporting clubs and community organisations to develop their clubrooms, sporting grounds and general facilities, and invest in the growth and development of their emerging talent.

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Flying Start Programme

Eligible: University / Not For Profit / School

Funding: $0 to $30,000

Closes: 31 March 2017

Jetstar's Flying Start Prigram invites community group and organisations acorss Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their community.

http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart

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Australia-Indonesia Institute Grant Round 2017

http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-indonesia-institute/grants/Pages/grants.aspx

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / University

Funding: $20,000 to $40,000

Total Pool: $300,000

Rounds: Closes 19 April 2017

The objective of the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) 2017 grant round is to provide seed funding for innovative programs and initiatives which strengthen people-to-people and institutional links with Indonesia and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and Indonesia.

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Australia-Korea Foundation Grant

http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-korea-foundation/Pages/australia-korea-foundation.aspx

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / University

Funding: $5,000 to $40,000

Rounds: Closes 3 April 2017

The AKF offers annual funding rounds for Grants and Scholarships and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia’s engagement with Korea, including exchanges, partnerships and other collaborations in the general fields of business, education, academia, arts/culture and society.

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Council for Australian-Arab Relations

http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/caar/grants/Pages/grants.aspx

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / Individual

Funding: $10,000 to Undisclosed

Rounds: Closes 3 April 2017

CAAR supports innovative projects that have clear outcomes and seeks to ensure the benefits of such activities are spread as widely as possible. The Council has a special focus on assisting the initiation of activities that are likely to provide self-sustaining.

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Australia-Japan Foundation Grant Program

http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-japan-foundation/Pages/australia-japan-foundation.aspx/en/awards/grants/

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / University

Funding: $5,000 to $40,000

Rounds: Closes 6 April 2017

The Australia-Japan Foundation seeks to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages, promoting a contemporary image of Australia in Japan, and facilitating informed discussion on key bilateral foreign and trade policy issues.

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Australia-China Council Grant Round

https://www.dss.gov.au/grants/grants/funding-open-for-application/national-disability-conference-initiative-2016-17

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / Business

Funding: $0 to $40,000

Total Pool: $800,000

Rounds: Closes 19 April 2017

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is the Australian Government’s advisory and funding body dedicated to strengthening of cultural, education, business, and more broadly, people-to-people relations between Australia and China.

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Small Grants Program

Eligible: Not for Profits

Funding: $1,000 to $10,000

Round: Closes 27 March 2017

Purpose

The Mercy Foundation offers a Small Grants Program once a year.  Small grants are provided for a range of social justice and community initiatives and are not limited to a focus on homelessness.

http://www.mercyfoundation.com.au/grants/index.cfm?loadref=18

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Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund/building-better-regions-fund-community-investments

Eligible: Not for Profits | Local Governments

Amount: $5000 to $10,000,000

Total pool: $297,700,000

Round:  Opens 18 January 2017 – Closes 31 March 2017

The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities.  These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

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Small Grants for Rural Communities

http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/small-grants-for-rural-communities-round30

Eligible: Not-for-Profit

Funding: $0 to $5,000

Total Pool: $300,000

Rounds: Closes 31 March 2017

To improve access to philanthropy for regional communities, provide a simple application process, and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Trusts and Foundations who wish to support small community organisations.

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Commonwealth Bank – Community Grants

https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/who-we-are/opportunity-initiatives/opportunity-from-good-business-practice/community-grants.html

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / DGR Required

Funding: $0 to $10,000

Total Pool: $2,000,000

Rounds: Opens 6 March 2017 | Closes 31 March 2017

To support initiatives that are youth-focused community organisations across Australia.

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Cadbury Fundraiser

Eligible: Not For Profits / Schools

Funding: $0 to $500

Rounds: Closes 7 April 2017 | Opens 10 April 2017 - Closes 30 June 2017

To support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.

https://www.fundraising.com.au/community-grants

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Regional Arts Development Fund

http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/regional-arts-development-fund

Eligible: Local Govt / Not-for-Profit

Funding: up to $120,000

Rounds: Closes 7 April 2017

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.

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Get Out, Get Active - Getting women and girls active for life

Eligible: Local Governments / Not For Profits

Funding: $0 to $40,000

Round Closes: 28 April 2017

The Get Out, Get Active program provides funding for projects that will deliver community-based sport and recreation activities that increase opportunities for participation by women and girls who are either currently inactive, or would otherwise benefit from further participation.

https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/organisations/getoutgetactive/

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Child Protection Week Activity Grants

Eligible: Not For Profits

Funding: $0 to $5,000

Round Closes: 19 May 2017

The Queensland Child Protection Week Committee is offering Grants for the staging of public events that positively support the Child Protection Week theme throughout the State.

http://childprotectionweek.org.au/grants/

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ANZ Staff Foundation Grants

Eligible: Not for Profits / DGR Status is required

Amount:  $0 to $5000

Round: Closes 15 July 2017

The ANZ Staff Foundation is funded by regular contributions made by ANZ staff and ANZ. The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.

http://www.eqt.com.au/charities-and-not-for-profits/grants/other-grants

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2017 Commonwealth Bank Not for Profit Treasurer’s Awards.

Eligible: Not for Profits

Amount: $5000

Closes: 28 July 2017 – 11am (AEST)

Every community organisation understands how much they owe to the person who keeps track of the finances. But they don’t often tell them so. Our Community and the Commonwealth Bank and their Not-for-Profit Sector Banking team believe Australia’s treasurers deserve some recognition.

The Commonwealth Bank Not-For-Profit Treasurer’s Awards are designed to provide that recognition.

https://www.ourcommunity.com.au/financial/financial_article.jsp?articleId=3568

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Harcourts Foundation Grants

http://harcourtsfoundation.org/australia/

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / DGR Required

Funding: Undisclosed

Rounds: Closes 31 March 2017 | Open 1 April 2017 – Closes 30 June 2017 | Open 1 July 2017 – Closes 30 September 2017 | Open 1 October 2017 – 31 December 2017

We have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible. We will prioritise applications that demonstrate that their grant will have the widest community impact.

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Catalyst-Australian Arts and Culture Fund

https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/catalyst-australian-arts-and-culture-fund

Eligible to: Business / Not-for-Profit

Funding: $0 - $500,000

Total Pool:  $12,000,000

Rounds: Ongoing

Catalyst is the Australian Government’s new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisation.

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Natural Disaster Assistance

http://www.qraa.qld.gov.au/current-programs/Disaster-recovery/natural-disaster-assistance

Eligible: Undisclosed

Funding: Business

Rounds: Ongoing

This assistance measure under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements helps primary producers and small business owners in natural disaster declared areas pay for costs arising out of direct damage caused by an eligible natural disaster.

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School Transport Assistance Scheme

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/School-transport/Assistance-schemes/School-Transport-Assistance-Scheme.aspx

Eligible: Undisclosed

Funding: School / Individual

Rounds: Ongoing

To provide assistance for students in areas with limited student populations where facilities cannot be justified. It is in these areas that school transport assistance is provided to enable students to attend education facilities.

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Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

http://www.tfff.org.au/

Eligible: $10,000 to Undisclosed

Funding: Not-for-Profit / DGR Required

Rounds: Ongoing

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) supports Australian charitable organisations and initiative aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, regional and remote areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme

http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants/grant-and-bursary-programs/saluting-their-service-commemorative

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / School / Local Govt / State Govt

Funding: $0 to $20,000

Rounds: Ongoing

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funds organisations through the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Programme (the STS Programme) to undertake projects and activities that directly commemorate Australia’s involvement in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.

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Social Enterprises Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF)

https://www.employment.gov.au/social-enterprise-development-and-investment-funds

Eligible: Not-for-Profit / Business

Funding: Undisclosed

Rounds: Ongoing

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities.

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Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program

http://myerfoundation.org.au/grants/poverty-disadvantage/small-grants/

Eligible: Not-for-Profit

Funding: $0 to $10,000

Rounds: Ongoing

This Small Grants Program supports strategies to benefit Australian communities.

The aims are to:

  • Alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage;
  • Demonstrate new ideas how to address poverty and disadvantage;
  • Strengthen communities’ abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.

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Easy Grants

http://www.bankwest.com.au/about-us/in-the-community/lp/easy-grants

Eligible: Not-for-Profit

Funding: $200 to $1,000

Rounds: Ongoing

We’re giving Bankwest customers the opportunity to apply for a grant to support a local community group that they’re involved with.