Grants

Back to School (BTS) - Bushfire Response

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Universities | Unincorporated Groups | Schools | TAFEs
Funding:$50
Round:Closes 31 March, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Universities | Unincorporated Groups | Schools | TAFEs
Funding Available: $50
Closes: 31 March, 2020

Purpose

In response to the 2019 / 2020 bushfires, FRRR is conducting a special Bushfire Response round of the program to assist students in rural bushfire-affected communities replace / renew items required for school, such as winter uniforms, shoes and school supplies.

Overview

Working through local community organisations, the FRRR Back to School (BTS) program is a positive and practical program that makes a real difference to the lives of students and families in need at the start of the school year.

In partnership with local community groups, $50 gift vouchers will be provided to families in fire-affected areas.

From previous experience in supporting disaster-affected communities, we know that young people will be significantly affected by the fires, now and into the future.

The objectives of the Back to School Bushfire Response program are to:

  • Support students and their families affected by the 2019 / 2020 bushfires;
  • Improve access to education through enabling the purchase of items required to attend and engage in school; and
  • Build local connections and community resilience through local distribution networks and Community Foundations.

Back to School Bushfire Response vouchers:

  • Are to be used by students and their families who have been affected by the 2019 / 2020 summer bushfires to purchase essential school items such as uniforms, clothing, shoes, school bags and school stationery items and other items required to fully participate in school;
  • Must not be used for the purchase of alcohol or tobacco, as rewards, raffle prizes, or to purchase goods for resale; and
  • Must be treated as cash and cannot be replaced if lost.
Priority

The Bushfire Response program will focus on and prioritise rural bushfire-affected communities within local government areas with a bushfire disaster declaration, from September 2019 to January / February 2020.

Community Foundations and organisations working in bushfire-affected communities, and who are currently part of the Back to School 2020 General program are encouraged to apply.

FRRR considers all eligible applications on their merit. Applications are welcome from any eligible organisation; however, applications will be considered against the following six criteria:

Priority will be given to Community Foundations working in rural, regional and remote areas. Where there is no Community Foundation, FRRR is happy to accept applications from eligible community-based organisations. Applications from a community organisation in an area where an eligible Community Foundation already exists and has also applied to this program may be a lower priority and may be referred to their local Community Foundation. Go to Australian Community Philanthropy to find out if there is a Community Foundation operating in your area.

https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/BTS_Bushfire

Community Commemorative Grants (CCG)

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Unincorporated Groups | Local governments | Businesses | Universities | Schools | TAFEs
Funding:$0 – $4,000
Round:Closes 31 March, 2020

The Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) are designed to provide funding for local community-based commemorative projects and activities that directly commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

This grants is part of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program. The Australian Government is providing a total of $1 million (GST exclusive) during 2019-20 for the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program grants, with the funding pool divided between the Major Commemorative Grants and Community Commemorative Grants.

Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

These small grants are focused on the local community, commemorate the service and sacrifice of local community members, and are primarily accessed by the local community.

Some examples of CCG projects/activities include restoration of an honour board, purchase of a display cabinet for military memorabilia, and installation of a flagpole to display the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration.

The list below provides a guide to eligible grant projects and activities:

Grants up to $4000 include:

  • Community War Memorials, Commemorative Plaques and Honour Boards – new war memorials, where none exists and where the new memorial will be the focus of community commemoration and the restoration of existing war memorials, honour boards/ rolls and plaques

Grants up to $3000 include:

  • Restoration, Preservation and or/Display of Wartime Memorabilia – the preservation, interpretation and display of wartime and military memorabilia and artefacts.
  • Commemorative Events – significant military unit reunions, i.e. 40th or 65th anniversary or the commemoration of significant military anniversaries, i.e. 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Note: Only one anniversary should be commemorated as it is considered that events to commemorate multiple anniversaries have the potential to diminish the significance of each anniversary. The event must be held within a month of the anniversary being commemorated.
  • Publications/Website – the publication of wartime histories where similar works have not previously been published, i.e. unit histories, local wartime histories and letters from service personnel.
  • Public Awareness Activity – significant cultural and educational projects, i.e. exhibition, with a military focus and that add to the sum of knowledge on a particular topic or which provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage.
  • School Initiative – school initiatives / projects undertaken by students which focus on military involvement and social impacts relevant to the community.

The assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into three batches during the year. Each batch will contain applications that have been submitted to the grant opportunity over the preceding period. For example, the first batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity between the opening date of the application period and 3 July 2019. The second batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity over the next four months, ending 6 November 2019, and so on.

https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-commemorations-program

Major Commemorative Grants (MCG)

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Unincorporated Groups | Local governments | Businesses | Universities | Schools | TAFEs
Funding:$4,000 – Undisclosed
Round:Closes 31 March, 2020

The objectives of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program are to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations. The Major Commemorative Grants category of the program is available to fund commemorative projects that have a national, state or territory focus.

This grants is part of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program. The Australian Government is providing a total of $1 million (GST exclusive) during 2019-20 for the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program grants, with the funding pool divided between the Major Commemorative Grants and Community Commemorative Grants.

These are grants for major commemorative projects/activities that are significant, from a national or state/territory perspective.

MCG grants have a much wider focus than the local Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) category, and must be of national/state/territory importance and relevance.

MCG projects and activities are targeted at a national/state/territory audience, and have a broader impact than the local community. MCG grants are usually over $4,000, with no set maximum grant amount for this category. However, overall program funding is limited, and value for money is considered in the assessment process.

The assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into three batches during the year. Each batch will contain applications that have been submitted to the grant opportunity over the preceding period. For example, the first batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity between the opening date of the application period and 3 July 2019. The second batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity over the next four months, ending 6 November 2019, and so on.

https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-commemorations-program

The Marian and E H Flack Trust - Annual Grants

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 31 March, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits 
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 31 March, 2020

To support institutions conducting medical research and those providing welfare, social/family support and aged care.

Overview

The Trust supports the following areas:

  1. Medical research: The Trust does not accept applications for medical research unless the organisation has been invited to submit an application. Invitations are issued by the Trustees in March each year.
  2. Services to aged care: Services that assist the elderly, which include but are not limited to, medical equipment, furniture and fixtures, transportation of the elderly and general support of the elderly. Preference will be given to requests that directly benefit the elderly.
  3. Services to disadvantaged groups or organisations: Services that directly support children, adolescents, adults and families who are disadvantaged due to education, financial, and/or social circumstances.
  4. Services to community health: Services that directly support groups or organisations assisting individuals or families with a medical condition, disability, addiction and/or mental illness.
  5. Creative arts: Innovative, educational or creative arts organisations involving disadvantaged adults or youth.
  6. Multiple service organisations: Organisations that undertake activities that offer services covering two or more of the categories above.

The Trust accepts applications only during the month of March each year. Applications must be lodged no later than 31 March.

Please note: Applications are by invitations only. Organisations selected to apply for a grant will be notified by mail in the first quarter of the calendar year. No other applications received during the year will be considered.

http://flacktrust.org/grants/

Bushfire Relief Grant

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Local Governments | Universities | Unincorporated Groups | Schools
Funding:max $10,000
Round:Closes 3 April, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Local Governments | Universities | Unincorporated Groups | Schools
Funding Available: max $10,000
Closes: 03 April, 2020

Purpose

To support netball and community organisations directly affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire disaster events.

Overview

Netball and community organisations across Australia directly affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire disaster events may be eligible to receive bushfire recovery grants from the Confident Girls Foundation Bushfire Recovery Fund.

There will be two tiers of grants available, providing small grants up to $1,500 and larger grants up to $10,000.

The application process is designed to be flexible to support a range of needs, however the Foundation anticipates that initial needs are likely to focus on infrastructure, purchasing equipment, covering the costs of registrations and fees for participants, holding clinics and special community events and supplying uniforms.

Broader netball and community activities could include:

  • Bringing the netball community together to support social skills, connectedness and build networks and friendships through group activities, e.g. community barbecues, regular coffee mornings and community meetings
  • Projects that are recovery focused and aim to build on the netball community’s and members’ resilience, healing and capacity building
  • Initiatives offering comfort, reassurance and assistance to communities and individuals to address practical needs and return to normal routines; and/or
  • Practical advice and skills development, e.g. for parents to help provide support for their children, addressing particular needs of isolated older women, or future netball club bushfire planning and preparedness.

Bushfire Relief Efforts

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Local Governments 
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 16 April, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Local Governments 
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 16 April, 2020

Purpose

The Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative represents a significant investment of $240 million over four years to support up to 32,000 Queenslanders back into work through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.

Overview

The revitalised initiative focuses on developing an individual’s skills, supporting them to begin a learning pathway to a certificate III qualification, and providing direct assistance to those Queenslanders that need extra support to enter and stay in the workforce.

Tailored, local community-based support is offered to young people, mature-age job seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women re-entering the workforce, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work is characterised by:

  • clearly defined target groups
  • voluntary participation
  • individual pathways
  • integrated mix of assistance
  • strong support for participants.

The initiative is supported by a statewide regional network working closely and forming partnerships with community-based organisations and local employers to determine local skills and entry-level industry and labour needs.

 

Resilient Australia Awards

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Local/State Governments | Businesses | Universities | Schools | TAFEs | Individuals
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 18 May, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Local/State Governments | Businesses | Universities | Schools | TAFEs | Individuals
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 18 May, 2020

Purpose

The Resilient Australia Awards celebrate initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies around Australia, as well as images capturing resilience in action.

Overview

The program recognises a wide range of initiatives; with past projects centred on risk assessment and mitigation; education, training and research; and community engagement, as well as response and recovery.

Jurisdictional winners are considered for national awards – projects selected as national finalists will benefit from national exposure through a range of communication channels.

Award categories

State and territory categories:

  • Resilient Australia Community Award: Open to communities, community based or focussed organisations, and non-government organisations
  • Resilient Australia Business Award: Open to businesses and the private sector including, tertiary colleges and universities
  • Resilient Australia Local Government Award: Open to local governments and local government associations
  • Resilient Australia Government Award: Open to state and federal government agencies
  • Resilient Australia School Award: Open to all public and private pre-school, primary and secondary schools only. School-related projects managed by government departments should be submitted in the Government Award category
  • Resilient Australia Photography Award (People’s Choice): Open to individuals and groups – submissions will not be accepted without the permission of the copyright holder

National categories

  • Resilient Australia National Award: State and territory winners in the community, business, and government categories will be considered alongside multi-jurisdiction projects for the Resilient Australia National Award
  • Resilience Australia National Local Government Award: State and territory winners in the local government category will be considered for the Resilient Australia Local Government Award
  • Resilient Australia National School Award: State and territory winners in the school category will be considered for the Resilient Australia National School Award
  • Resilient Australia National Photography Award: The People’s Choice photography winner in each state and territory will be considered for the Resilient Australia National Photography Award

https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards/

National Safety Awards of Excellence - OPENS 02 MARCH 2020!

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Businesses | Individuals
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 17 June, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Businesses | Individuals
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 17 June, 2020

Purpose

The program celebrates organisations and people who contribute to the health, safety and well-being of their employees and show continuous improvement in their business performance.

Overview

There are 8 categories in which you can enter in.

We encourage all individuals and organisations, regardless of industry or business size, to get involved and to benefit from that involvement. We want to share your safety story with Australia. Nominate Today!

https://www.nscafoundation.org.au/events/national-safety-awards/

Dreams for a Better World Program - Better Business round S 21 Feb 2020

Eligible to:Businesses
Funding:$5,000 to $15,000
Round:Closes 31 July, 2020

Eligible to: Businesses
Funding Available: $5,000 – 15,000
Closes: 31 July, 2020

Purpose

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World Better Business round helps small businesses make positive change in their local communities.

Overview

Dream big and you could receive a grant to help your business address local issues like housing affordability, unemployment, sustainability, mental health issues or even help boost your local economy. As long as your dream has a direct positive impact on an Australian community we want to hear from you.

If you’ve been dreaming of starting a project or need more resources to get the job done, a small business grant could be the helping hand your local business needs to make a lasting and positive change in your community.

How does it work?

  1. Submit your dream. Tell Sunsuper about your dream and how your small or medium sized business can make a difference with a Dreams for a Better World business grant.
  2. The shortlist. Judges select 10 dreams to make the shortlist.
  3. Validation process. To be in the running for a grant, the 10 shortlisted dreams must provide additional information to prove the business is eligible to receive a grant.
  4. Top 3. A panel of judges will decide which dreams should make the Top 3, receive $5,000 each and progress to the Grand Final.
  5. The pitch. The Top 3 winners pitch their dream to the judges to decide which dream wins.
  6. The Grand Final. The winning dream receives $10,000 and is named the Grand Final winner.

https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/business-grants

McCusker Charitable Foundation Grant

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 30 November, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 30 November, 2020

Purpose

The McCusker Charitable Foundation funds organisations who are seeking support for projects aligned with the Foundation’s key objectives.

Overview

Key Objectives:

The McCusker Charitable Foundation’s primary focus is medical research and the advancement of science but, when funds are available, the Directors will also consider applications for assistance for projects related to: ​

  • Care, welfare and education of young people.
  • Promotion of high achievement and excellence.
  • Support for the aged and infirm.
  • Development of the arts.
  • Conservation of the environment.
  • The Directors are committed to encouraging greater philanthropy, volunteering and giving throughout Australia at all levels.

The McCusker Charitable Foundation will receive applications for funding between the months of February and November.

https://www.mccuskercharitable.com.au/funding

Bushfire Assistance Grant

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Businesses
Funding:$20,000 to $50,000
Round:Closes 31 December, 2020

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Businesses
Funding Available: $20,000 to $50,000
Closes: 31 December, 2020

Purpose

To assist with the bushfire recovery of communities, St.George Foundation, Bank of Melbourne Foundation and BankSA Foundation will provide funding to eligible organisations in Australia.

Overview

St.George Foundation is committed to extending their support to communities who have experienced devastating losses as a result of Australia’s 2019/20 bushfire emergency.

Up to $500,000 is available for eligible organisations in Australia to:

  • Invest in projects that aid in long-term recovery efforts for bushfire-affected community organisations.

It is recommended that applicants apply for $20,000 to $50,000 per project, however all eligible funding requests will be considered. Total funding available is up to $500,000 at the discretion of Governors.

Applications will be open until 31st December 2020 or until funds are exhausted; whichever occurs first.

https://www.stgeorgefoundation.com.au/apply/

Bushfire Relief Grants

Round:Ongoing

Highlighting financial and other types of grants available, Funding Centre have compiled a list of grants available to those affected by the recent bushfires.

The list can be found here.

Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Businesses
Funding:Total Pool of $4,000,000
Round:Ongoing

The objective of the CCCF Special Circumstances Grant Opportunity is to support continuity of child care, in particular in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities, where service viability is affected by an unforeseen factor outside the control of the service.

https://www.education.gov.au/cccfspecialcircs

Cyber Security Small Business Grants

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Businesses
Funding:$1 – $2,100
Round:Ongoing

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support small businesses across Australia to have their cyber security tested by a CREST approved provider.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/cyber-security-small-business-program

Data Science Strategy

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:$Undisclosed
Round:Ongoing

TITAN’s Free Data Science Strategy program matches organisation’s with a data scientist on a sizeable project.

https://www.titan.org.au/free-data-science-strategy

Defence Family Support Funding Program (FSFP)

Eligible to:Not-for Profits
Funding:$Unspecified
Round:Ongoing

The Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) provides grant funding to community organisations who can deliver support and services of value to Defence families and the community they live in.

FSFP provides funding to not-for-profit organisations to:

  • Support Defence families to engage with their local communities by:
    • facilitating learning opportunities and promoting personal growth, wellbeing, and support child and youth development
    • creating opportunities to form new friendships and networks and share information and ideas to help them manage the demands of military life
  • Support community capacity building and partnerships by:
    • developing new initiatives in response to emerging needs and priorities identified within the Defence community
    • identifying and nurturing partnership opportunities to support the delivery for a strengthened sense of community for Defence families

Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation can apply for an FSFP grant, provided they can demonstrate their commitment and ability to deliver local community programs or projects with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.

The FSFP provides single and multi-year grants. Multi-year grants are available in two or three year funding terms.

Single-year grants are the default arrangement. Organisations wishing to be considered for multi-year funding must have demonstrated track record of strong governance.

Applications will be prioritised according to how strongly they meet the aims and selection criteria.

http://www.defence.gov.au/dco/community/fsfp/

Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans for non-profits

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:$0 – $100,000
Round:Ongoing

The objective of this assistance measure, provided under the disaster recovery funding arrangements, is to support communities to recover after an eligible disaster. The Essential Working Capital Loans Scheme provides concessional loans to non-profit organisations who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of an eligible disaster. Loans are provided for continuing the normal operations of the non-profit organisation. Available funding: The maximum loan amount is $100,000; and

  • the amount available is based on an assessment of an applicant’s financial position, including any amount recovered under an insurance policy; and
  • cannot be more than the amount of essential working capital reasonably required.

How funding may be used: Loan funds provided are to be used as essential working capital, this includes:

  • paying salaries or wages
  • paying creditors
  • paying rent or rates
  • buying goods, for example – fuel essential to carry-on the non-profit activities

Loan funds are not provided to:

  • compensate for loss of income suffered as a result of the disaster; or
  • provide assistance relating to direct damage suffered as a result of the disaster

http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/Disaster-recovery/disaster-assistance-essential-working-capital/essential-working-capital-non-profit

Disaster Assistance for Non-profit organisations

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:$0 – $105,000
Round:Ongoing

The objective of this assistance measure, provided under the disaster recovery funding arrangements, is to support communities to recover after an eligible disaster.

The Disaster Assistance Loans Scheme provides concessional loans to non-profit organisations whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster.

Non-profit organisations whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster may be able to access low interest loans of up to $100,000.

Loans are provided for re-establishing the normal operations of the non-profit organisation.

What assistance is available?

Loan funds are provided to re-establish normal operations, this includes:

  • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment
  • repairing or restoring essential premises, including – grounds, amenities and infrastructure
  • supplying stock for up to one month to replace lost stock and maintain liquidity of the organisation

Loan funds are not provided to compensate for loss of income suffered as a result of the disaster.

http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/Disaster-recovery/disaster-assistance/disaster-assistance-non-profit-organisation

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention in CALD Communities Grants

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Local Governments | Unincorporated Groups 
Funding Available: max $5,000
Closes: 10 April, 2020

Purpose

The purpose of the DFV CALD grants program is to support community groups and organisations in Queensland to undertake projects which assist in the prevention of DFV in CALD communities.

Overview

The purpose of this grants program is to support community groups and organisations in Queensland to undertake projects which:

  • build the capability of mainstream DFV services to respond appropriately to CALD client’s needs
  • increase the capacity of DFV services to support people, in particular women, impacted by DFV from CALD backgrounds
  • increase availability of translated resources and interpretive services
  • support community leaders to contribute to the prevention of DFV
  • support community responsiveness and working with community resources
  • establish community-led accessible, approachable and appropriate community education that addresses current barriers
  • support people impacted by violence to navigate the legal system.

Projects can relate to any form of domestic violence such as physical, financial, emotional, psychological etc. Projects will be targeted towards CALD communities.

Funding available

This one-off non-recurrent funding is available for projects to be held once the successful recipients have been announced and completed by 30 September 2020.

Early Childhood Training Subsidies

Eligible to:Individuals | Businesses | Not-for Profits
Funding:$Unspecified
Round:Ongoing

To reduce the cost of training, the following early childhood skill sets are available to educators with a Certificate lll or higher qualification through the Queensland Government’s Higher Level Skills program:

Team Leader Skills Set (CHCSS00091)

Building inclusive practices in early childhood education and care (CHCSS00072)

– Supporting children with complex needs (CHCSS00090)

https://qed.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/educators/our-initiatives/early-childhood-training-subsidies?

Farm Business Analysis Assistance

Eligible to:Businesses
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Ongoing

Farm Business Analysis Assistance is administered by the Farm Debt Restructure Office (FDRO) within the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).

FDRO assists primary producers experiencing financial distress by providing independent expert financial information and analysis of their farm business.

http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/fdro

Future Teachers Bursary

Eligible to:Schools
Funding:$Undisclosed
Round:Ongoing

To provide financial assistance and fast-track the careers of eligible Year 11 or 12 students who are interested in becoming teachers.

Are you completing Year 11 or 12 in a Queensland state school in 2019 and considering becoming a teacher? You may be eligible to receive financial assistance and fast-track your career by studying part of your teaching degree while you are still at school.

There are many benefits to starting your teaching degree while you are at school:

  • You can finish your teaching degree faster as you will have completed some of the required tertiary education units in conjunction with your senior studies.
  • The Department of Education will cover the cost of the tertiary education units you study, and some may even be offered to you for free by the Higher Education Institution (HEI).
  • You may be eligible to receive a payment of up to $200 to help cover study costs related to your program including, but not limited to, text books, stationery, photocopying and campus visits.
  • You can access additional support through a peer support network.

When you have been accepted into the eligible program and selected your unit/s of study, your school will need to complete the Future Teachers Bursary application form on your behalf.

https://teach.qld.gov.au/get-supported/future-teachers-bursary

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Local Governments | Businesse
Funding:max $100,000
Round:Ongoing

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Local Governments | Businesses
Funding Available: max $100,000
Closes: 06 April, 2020

Purpose

The outcome of the Program is to support a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous languages and arts network that features strong participation and provides for economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Overview

The ILA program grant opportunity is a part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program that supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression.

The ILA program commenced in 2015-16 and invests around $20 million per annum to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through Indigenous languages and arts activities. The ILA program includes operational funding support to a network of 21 Indigenous Language Centres around the country working on capturing, preserving and maintaining over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

The ILA program also supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop, produce, present, exhibit or perform Indigenous arts projects that showcase Australia’s traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural and artistic expressions.

 

https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/indigenous-languages-and-arts-program

Maker Projects Steam B: Community Capability Building

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Universities
Funding:$5,000 to $20,000
Round:Ongoing

The Maker Projects element aims to foster creativity and inquiry based learning in Australian schools and communities through the establishment of:

  • maker spaces in schools where students can apply their STEM knowledge, develop entrepreneurial skills, and gain experience in working with emerging and advancing technologies
  • STEM-related events delivered in partnership with industry for the benefit of youth under 18 years of age.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/maker-projects-stream-b

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program aims to identify Australian cultural heritage collections which are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.

Match Funds and Website Grants

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:$1000
Round:Ongoing

Match Funds and Website Grants aims to help charities turn their websites from a brochure site into a data-driven website, marketing and fundraising tool.

https://www.titan.org.au/titan-mentorship-from-a-philanthropist

Mentorship From a Philothropist

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:$ Undisclosed
Round:Ongoing

Titan mentorship is looking to buddy up Titans with charities where they could make a real difference to a particular challenge your organisation is facing.

https://www.titan.org.au/match-fund-and-website-build

New Business Assistance with NEIS

Eligible to:Individuals | Businesses
Funding:$Undisclosed
Round:Ongoing

New Business Assistance with NEIS provides personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner.

Individuals not in employment, education or training who are interested in running their own business may be eligible for New Business Assistance with NEIS.

There are 8,600 places available nationally each year, delivered by a network of 21 NEIS providers.

New Business Assistance can help by providing:

  • Accredited small business training;
  • Personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business to help the individual put their business idea into practice; and
  • NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).

https://www.employment.gov.au/self-employment-new-business-assistance-neis

Public Rural Crisis Fund: Drought, flood, fire, and family crisis support

Eligible to:Businesses | Not-for-profits | Individuals
Funding:$0 to $5,000
Round:Ongoing

Born from the need to assist women and families during times of crisis, the Public Rural Crisis Fund has been an initiative of the Queensland Country Women’s Association since 1990. This fund not only supports families suffering from drought, flood or fire but is for all families experiencing any type of crisis.

http://www.qcwa.org.au/what-we-do/public-rural-crisis-fund/

QLD Junior Sports Development Program

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits 
Funding Available: max $7,500
Closes: 31 March, 2020

Purpose

The purpose of the program is to support junior sport (under 18 y.o) in the Queensland operational areas of Glencore’s Coal Assets Australia.

Overview

The program supports clubs and associations with projects that address their long term needs. Projects should have a focus on increasing the capacity of the club/association to support participation in junior sport on a sustainable (on-going) basis.

What funding is available?

  • Maximum funding per club/association is $7,500 so as to allow for multiple clubs/associations to benefit from the program.
  • Projects that have a cost to the club/association of greater than $7,500 will be considered however will need to attract additional investment from the club/association and or elsewhere and demonstrate how the entire project will be funded and implemented.

Project Completion

Projects must be completed within 12 months from the time of funding.

Upon completion, successful applicants must complete a brief report and expenditure/reconciliation statement.

Example

Examples of preferred projects include:

  • Projects that increase the capacity of the organisation to allow more children to participate in regular sport over the mid to long term.
  • Projects that have an injury prevention or safety focus.
  • Projects that have a health focus beyond the general health benefits associated with sports participation.
  • Purchase of major pieces of equipment that will have a life of a number of years and support participation or club growth.
  • Hosting of events that are regional, state or larger that contributes to the economy of the local community.
  • Projects that increase the organisations capacity for coaching, officiating, administration or safety.
  • Projects that demonstrate a high level of cost effectiveness i.e. benefit the maximum amount of junior participants for the investment.

https://glencore.smartygrants.com.au/2020qldjsdpRd1

Regional Employment Trials

Eligible to:Businesses | Local Governments | Not-for-profits
Funding:$7,500 – $200,000
Round:Ongoing

The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects. Regions are primarily based on Regional Development Australia boundaries, unless indicated otherwise.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-employment-trials

Sport And Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP)

Eligible to:Not-for-profits
Funding:$0 – $20,000
Round:Ongoing

The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (program) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage.

https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery

With One Voice Community Choir Start -up Grants

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Businesses | Unincorporated Groups | Schools | Individuals
Funding:$10,000
Round:Ongoing

The purpose of this grant is to enable individuals and community groups to develop sustainable With One Voice Social Franchises through establishing a community choir.

Creativity Australia is offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups who are wanting to start their own With One Voice choir. Only 10 of these grants are available, and all must be awarded before 30 June 2019.

Applications will be assessed on a first-come basis. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation, depression and disadvantage in their community are invited to apply.

http://www.creativityaustralia.org.au/choirs/start/

Youth Jobs PaTH

Eligible to:Businesses
Funding:$1,000 – $10,000
Round:Ongoing

Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) is a flexible program that prepares young people for work and makes it easier for businesses to find great employees. You can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship so you can both be sure they’re the right fit for your business. And because the trials are voluntary, you know they are motivated and eager to work.

https://jobsearch.gov.au/path#section-employers