Grants

EOI - COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant

Eligible to:Not-For-Profits | Universities | Businesses | State/Territory Governments | Local Governments
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 27 November, 2020

Eligible to: Not-For-Profits | Universities | Businesses | State/Territory Governments | Local Governments
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 11-Nov-2020 5pm ACT Local Time, Applications Closes 27-Jan-2021 5pm ACT Local Time

Purpose

The objective of the 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity is to accelerate the development of promising COVID-19 prophylactic (disease-preventing) vaccine candidates for which research and development is already underway.

Overview

This Grant Opportunity is not intended to support research into therapeutic vaccines that are intended to confer transient or passive immunity.

The vaccine candidate must have progressed beyond early or “developmental” stage research to preclinical or clinical investigation, and applicants must have already generated proof-of-concept data that supports pre-clinical or clinical development of the vaccine candidate. Applicants must also demonstrate access to critical resources necessary to complete the project in the stipulated timeframes. This Grant Opportunity is not intended to support research programs that do not include optimisation or testing of COVID-19 prophylactic vaccine candidates.

The intended outcome of the research funded under this priority is to support rapid development of a safe and effective COVID-19 prophylactic (disease-preventing) vaccine, which induces active longterm immunity, within the next 12-18 months.

This Grant Opportunity will consist of a maximum of three Rounds. A Round will comprise the following steps:

  • the applicant/s submit an Expression of Interest outlining the proposed project;
  • the Expression of Interest is assessed by a grant assessment committee;
  • the decision maker will consider the outcome of the Expression of Interest assessment process to decide whether to invite the applicant/s to submit a full application;
  • the invited applicant/s submit a full application;
  • the full application is assessed by a grant assessment committee;
  • the decision maker will consider the outcome of the application assessment process to decide if the application is successful in obtaining funding;
  • the applicant/s are notified of the outcome.

https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/find-funding/medical-research-future-fund-mrff-2020-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-research-grant-opportunity

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

IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program - Opens 26 October 2020

Eligible to:Not-For-Profits | Universities 
Funding:$10,000 to $200,000
Round:Closes 4 December, 2020

Eligible to: Not-For-Profits | Universities 
Funding Available: $10,000 to $200,000
Closes: 04-Dec-2020 5pm AEDT

Purpose

The IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program allows philanthropists and Not-for-Profits (NFPs) to connect, and allows NFPs to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities in which they operate.

Overview

Perpetual distributes more than $100 million annually from the charitable trusts and endowments they manage. The annual IMPACT Program supports their clients and co-trustees in making decisions on where their distributions could be directed.

Past funding has been provided for a wide range of projects at different developmental stages including; pilot and existing projects, capacity building requests and support for early career researchers.

Perpetual recognises that for organisations to achieve their objectives, funds may need to be directed towards operational costs.

As a guide, grants generally range between $10,000 and $100,000. In 2018, the average grant was approximately $70,000.

The maximum amount an organisation can request is $200,000 per application.

Focus areas:

You do not need to direct your organisation’s application to a specific trust, unless specifically invited to do so. As part of the assessment process, Perpetual will match your organisation to all appropriate trusts and endowments.

As a trustee it is Perpetual’s duty to ensure the funds from the charitable trusts and endowments they manage are distributed according to the terms of the founding document e.g. a will or trust deed. In most cases, restrictions are placed on the trustee to provide funds:

  • to a specific type of organisation
  • for a specific cause or purpose
  • to a specific geographical area.

https://www.perpetual.com.au/advice-and-trustee-services/impact-philanthropy/impact-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/

Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP)

Eligible to:Not-For-Profits | Unincorporated Groups | Individuals
Funding:MAX $50,000
Round:Closes 2 March, 2021

Eligible to: Not-For-Profits | Unincorporated Groups | Individuals
Funding Available: MAX  $50,000
Closes: 02-Mar-2021 3pm

Purpose

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.

Overview

Under the CMTP performances of original Australian contemporary music can include a wide range of different musical styles.

The tour must comprise of performances in at least three venues outside of the performer’s hometown. Tours that include regional and remote destinations, or which assist performers residing in regional and remote areas to tour, are a priority for funding.

  • If your itinerary contains only metropolitan performances, you may request up to $15,000.
  • If your itinerary contains at least one regional or remote performance, you may request up to $25,000.
  • If 75% of your itinerary is to remote and/or very remote locations, you may request up to $50,000.
  • Please note: The minimum grant amount you can apply for is $5,000.
  • The Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) helps determine the regional and remote reach of the tour.

Joint tours, where two or more independent performers are undertaking the same tour itinerary, are eligible under this program. These should be submitted as a single application. In such cases, the funding caps still apply.

We encourage the inclusion of additional activities which extend opportunities for community participation, such as workshops, master classes and all-age performances.

https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/contemporary-music-touring-program/

National Safety Awards of Excellence

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Businesses | Individuals
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 18 June, 2021

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Businesses | Individuals
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 18-Jun-2021

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 9 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!

Remember you can nominate in:

  • One category
  • Across more than one category with the same initiative and/or
  • More than once within the same category with an unrelated initiative.

Categories:

  • Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System
  • Best Solution of a WHS Risk (small business)
  • Best Solution of a WHS Risk (medium-large business)
  • Best WHS Training Program
  • Best Communication of a Safety Message
  • Ian Chisholm Award for Best Individual WHS Achievement
  • Best Safety Leadership Program/initiative
  • Best Mental Health Program
  • Best Wellbeing Program
  • Best Return & Recovery at Work System (small business)
  • Best Return & Recovery at Work System (medium-large business)
  • NSCA Foundation Member of the Year

http://www.nationalsafetyawards.com.au/

$22.5 million to support creative recovery plan after COVID-19 in Queensland

Round:Ongoing

$22.5 million to support creative recovery plan after COVID-19 in Queensland

A new $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery Package will focus on stabilising local arts companies and securing jobs for artists and arts workers, as an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding – included in the second stage of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan – will be a significant investment in the future of Queensland’s arts sector and the renewed cultural and economic development of the state.

It will also support COVID safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences.

“With this new investment, my Government has now committed more than $42.5 million in funding since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions in March, including more than $20 million in relief measures already being implemented to assist the arts sector,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“This latest recovery package includes a raft of initiatives to strengthen the sector’s foundations for the future, to drive new creative work, employ artists and arts workers, retain our skilled and talented creatives.

“The funding will boost jobs through the creation of a pipeline of live and local music and other performing arts experiences, including a focus on our independent artists who have been particularly impacted during this time.

“Importantly it ensures the activation of our venues and helps the arts sector move past the economic impacts of COVID-19.

“Our arts, cultural and creative sector has shown ingenuity and hope, so we’re continuing to support them in finding new ways to connect and inspire us.”

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government had already been the first in Australia to respond, with measures to help sustain the sector through the immediate impacts of COVID-19.

“This newest recovery package will enable the sector to continue to stabilise, innovate and adapt, and to explore alternative venues, online delivery, and a digital marketplace,” Minister Enoch said.

“It will provide enhanced support for arts companies and festivals to maintain connections with audiences, keep artists and arts workers employed, and provide audiences the opportunity to reconnect with shared arts experiences.

“Funding will also support the ethical distribution of First Nations arts product through a digital marketplace, expanded sale channels and investing in the growth of the Indigenous Arts Centre (IAC) network.”

“Our arts sector has proven its potential to drive cultural tourism, create employment opportunities and effect positive change in all areas of society including mental health and wellbeing, education and community recovery, and this is critical as we move on from these uncertain times.

“Queenslanders will be able to engage in arts and culture through the activation of local venues and creative spaces, including infrastructure support that offers unique outdoor experiences.

“This funding injection will provide the sector with greater financial certainty so that it can emerge with strength to further bolster Queensland’s economic and social recovery efforts.”

For more information: www.arts.qld.gov.au

Assistance for organisations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

Round:Ongoing

This page provides information about financial assistance available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It is updated daily or as we become aware of changes. For the very latest information in these rapidly changing times, please check with the assistance provider.

Looking for tools and information to help your organisation to adapt? Visit www.communitydirectors.com.au/save-our-sector. Here you’ll find free help sheets, policy templates and more, all created to help your organisation to survive, reinvent and sustain itself through the pandemic and beyond.

Want to know how you can help organisations in need? Visit the GiveNow COVID-19 Response page here.

If you’re aware of other grants or assistance that should be listed on this page, please contact service@ourcommunity.com.au.

https://www.fundingcentre.com.au/covid19-financial-assistance/

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.

CAGES Foundation Community Grants

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits 
Funding Available: MAX $50,000
Closes: Ongoing

Purpose

CAGES Foundation funds organisations working to improve the lives of Aboriginal people and create an environment that enables every Aboriginal child to reach their potential.

Overview

CAGES Foundation community grants are only made available to Aboriginal controlled organisations, they have been designed to respond to discreet needs and are usually for one year only.

Past community grants have been used to support operational needs (including professional development), evaluation work, strategic development initiatives, cultural milestones, equipment and resource needs.

Grants of up to $50,000 are considered and they are distributed on a rolling basis to better respond to critical need.

http://cagesfoundation.org/how-we-work/#apply

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

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

Domestic Violence Grants - Opening 01 August 2020

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits 
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 30-Sep-2020

Purpose

The James Frizelle Charitable Foundation has been established to support those who have contributed to our great country but may have unfortunately through no fault of their own, fallen on hard times and can no longer speak for themselves.

Overview

The Domestic Violence Grants are available to:

  • Assist those (victims and witnesses which are often children) who are experiencing domestic and family violence and to encourage those responsible to become accountable for their actions and commit to change.
  • Support the elderly suffering psychological and emotional abuse and any other form of elder abuse.
  • To raise awareness in the community that domestic violence in any form is not acceptable.

Funding Rounds

There are two Funding Rounds per Program per calendar year. There may be emergency and disaster funding made available at varying times.

First Round:

  • Opens 1st February
  • Expressions of Interest close 31st March
  • If your application is under $25,000 (Grassroots Grants) you may still be asked to submit further information. If you are not asked to submit further information you will be advised the outcome within four weeks of the round closing date.
  • If your Expression of Interest is accepted and your grant is $25,000 or more, you will be required to submit further information through a Formal Application. The information that will be requested is shown on the Funding Enquiry page on the James Frizelle website. You will be contacted if that is the case.

Second Round:

  • Opens 1st August
  • Expressions of Interest close 30th September
  • If your application is under $25,000 (Grassroots Grants) you may still be asked to submit further information. If you are not asked to submit further information you will be advised the outcome within four weeks of the round closing date.
  • If your Expression of Interest is accepted and your grant is $25,000 or more, you will be required to submit further information through a Formal Application. The information that will be requested is shown on the Funding Enquiry page on the James Frizelle website. You will be contacted if that is the case.

Our Partnership

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?

Excellence in Social Impact Measurement

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Local Governments | Businesses | Unincorporated Groups
Funding Available: Award
Closes: 16-Oct-2020

 

Purpose

The SIMNA Excellence in Social Impact Measurement award, sponsored by Think Impact – is for organisations that are setting the benchmark for social impact measurement in Australia.

Overview

2020 Timeline

Applications open: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Applications close: Friday 16 October 2020

Judging process: November 2020

Winners Announced: 2 December 2020

Social Value Principles

The Seven Principles of Social Value guide the questions that we ask in the Application Form. The principles are:

  • Involve stakeholders
  • Understand what changes
  • Value the things that matter
  • Only include what is material
  • Do not over-claim
  • Be transparent
  • Verify the result

These principles may be new to you. That doesn’t matter. The principles are a framework to guide and inform the assessment process only.

Limitations

Who can apply?

We strongly encourage any organisation based in Australia that undertakes or supports social impact measurement to apply. This includes NFP organisations, Governments, philanthropic organisations, social enterprises, for-purpose businesses and impact investors.

https://simna.com.au/awards-2020/

giveOUTday grants

Eligible to:Not-for-profits |Individual | Unincorporated Groups
Funding:$5,000
Round:Ongoing

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits |Individual | Unincorporated Groups
Funding Available: $5,000
Closes: 11-Oct-2020 11:59pm

Purpose

The Channel is offering two grants of $5,000 each to projects or community groups participating in giveOUTday and working to benefit rural and regional LGBTIQ+ communities.

Overview

The Channel’s members decided that for this round we should do what we do best—give grants to great LGBTIQ+ community projects—in collaboration with giveOUTday AU!

The Channel will look favourably upon projects that:

  • are willing to take a risk / agitate for change / get way outside the comfort zone!
  • are community-led;
  • focus on areas that are particularly under-funded and/or have low awareness; and
  • have marginalised LGBTIQ+ communities at their centre, eg. refugees and asylum seekers, people of colour, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people experiencing homelessness, trans and gender diverse people.

https://giveout.org.au/giveout-day

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

Significant and Flagship Grants - Opens 01 August 2020

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits 
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 30-Sep-2020

Purpose

The James Frizelle Charitable Foundation has been established to support those who have contributed to our great country but may have unfortunately through no fault of their own, fallen on hard times and can no longer speak for themselves.

Overview

The Community Health grants are for the provision of health care services to those not necessarily cared for in the private or public system, particularly the special needs of senior citizens. To include promotion of a healthy lifestyle, eating well and assistance in recovery from illness.

Funding Rounds

There are two Funding Rounds per Program per calendar year. There may be emergency and disaster funding made available at varying times.

First Round:

  • Opens 1st February
  • Expressions of Interest close 31st March
  • If your application is under $25,000 (Grassroots Grants) you may still be asked to submit further information. If you are not asked to submit further information you will be advised the outcome within four weeks of the round closing date.
  • If your Expression of Interest is accepted and your grant is $25,000 or more, you will be required to submit further information through a Formal Application. The information that will be requested is shown on the Funding Enquiry page on the James Frizelle website. You will be contacted if that is the case.

Second Round:

  • Opens 1st August
  • Expressions of Interest close 30th September
  • If your application is under $25,000 (Grassroots Grants) you may still be asked to submit further information. If you are not asked to submit further information you will be advised the outcome within four weeks of the round closing date.
  • If your Expression of Interest is accepted and your grant is $25,000 or more, you will be required to submit further information through a Formal Application. The information that will be requested is shown on the Funding Enquiry page on the James Frizelle website. You will be contacted if that is the case.

Our Partnership

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

🚨Second round of Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants to open on 1 July🚨

Round:Ongoing
🚨Second round of Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants to open on 1 July🚨
 
Queensland small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are set to receive an additional $100 million in support to help them recover.
 
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a second round of the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption grants of up to $10,000 would be made available from next month to help more small businesses survive and maintain and grow their staffing levels.