Grants

1,000 Jobs Package Grant

Eligible to:Local Governments | State/Territory Governments | Businesses | Universities | Not-for-profits
Funding:$56,103 (max)
Round:Closes 30 November, 2019

The objective of the 1,000 Jobs Package is to get Community Development Program (CDP) participants into new ongoing work and to support greater economic development in remote Australia.

Through the 1,000 Jobs Package, the Australian Government will subsidise 1,000 new jobs for CDP participants across remote Australia, through a combination of wage subsidies and retention bonuses.

A total of $5.5 million for 100 job subsidies over two years is available for Tranche One, starting in September 2019.

Subsidy payments will be paid directly to the employer.

Funding for the program will come from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). The IAS contributes to Closing the Gap (CtG) between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by providing grant funding for activities that address areas of need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that align with CtG targets.

  • To ensure the best outcomes, the IAS has a focus on:
  • Aligning investment with Closing the Gap targets.
  • Ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are actively involved in the development, delivery and evaluation of local and regional solutions, including deciding how they will be involved.
  • Drawing on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, and building capacity in Indigenous organisations and businesses.
  • Increasing the number of Indigenous organisations delivering grants for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, where this is supported by value for money, and/or engaging organisations who are committed to improving Indigenous outcomes.
  • Using evidence and innovation to develop solutions or improve existing approaches.
  • Building an effective evidence base to ensure funding delivered through the IAS improves the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
  • Fostering engagement between government, Indigenous organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, and other stakeholders such as experts and business.

https://www.niaa.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/employment/1000-jobs-package

NHMRC Partnership Projects

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Local/Territory/State Governments |Universitites | Businesses
Funding:$0 to $1,500,000
Round:Closes 4 December, 2019

Partnership Projects will support connections, within the Australian context, that translate research evidence into health policy and health practice, to improve health services and processes.

The scheme aims to support the work of healthcare policy and service delivery implementation agencies by supporting the translation of research outcomes into policy and practice and the evaluation of current policy and practice to identify gaps in knowledge. This type of research is normally conducted outside of universities and medical research institutes. It is for this reason that universities and medical research institutes are generally not eligible to partner with researchers through the scheme. Universities and medical research institutes can continue to participate as an Administering or Participating institution.

Partnership Projects will address the delivery, organisation, funding and access to services and programs that affect the health of Australians. Research may involve preventative programs, primary and community health care, hospitals, community services, the health workforce and infrastructure.

https://nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/partnership-projects

Veteran and Community Grants

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Unincorporated Groups
Funding:$undisclosed
Round:Closes 27 February, 2020

The objective of the Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program offers opportunities for both the veteran and broader community to participate in, and benefit from, projects that support healthy lifestyles, enhance quality of life and assist veterans and war widows/widowers to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

There is $2,360,000.00 available for this financial year. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount.

The Veteran and Community Grants program is intended to:

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental wellbeing;
  • support quality independent living at home;
  • encourage involvement in community activities;
  • reduce social isolation;
  • encourage supportive and safe communities;
  • increase access to community services;
  • address gaps in local services;
  • support carers;
  • increase nutrition;
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.

https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/veteran-and-community-grants-0

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

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

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

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/

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