Grants

Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions

Eligible to:Local Governments | State/Territory Governments | Businesses | Universities | Not-for-Profits | Unincorporated Groups
Funding:$300,000 to $2,000,000
Round:Closes 25 September, 2020

Eligible to:  Local Governments | State/Territory Governments | Businesses | Universities | Not-for-Profits | Unincorporated Groups
Funding Available: $300,000 to $2,000,000
Closes: 25-Sep-2020 11pm

Purpose

The main objective of this grant round is to research and develop innovative control solutions to improve the way established pest animals and weeds are managed.

Overview

This grant round is aimed at research organisations, companies or consortia that fit one or more of the following descriptions: research and development corporations; primary industry and scientific organisations; cooperative research centres; state, territory or local governments; corporate Commonwealth entities; universities; or, public and private research organisations.

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply for funding to deliver projects through the Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions competitive grant round (2020 to 2023).

Project applications must target invasive established pest animals or weed species that are not endemic to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

The outcomes of the grant round are to:

  • Advance a range of breakthrough control solutions that challenge traditional approaches to managing pest animals and weeds to enable better outcomes.
  • Deliver innovations that improve existing established pest animals and weeds control methods or tools, as well as improved detection and monitoring methods.
  • Further research into, and development of, new and enhanced ‘farm ready’ pest animals and weeds control tools to increase uptake and accessibility of these tools by farmers and land managers.

This grant round forms part of the broader Pest Animals and Weeds Management Pipeline Program, which aims to deliver lasting improvement to the way priority established pest animals and weeds are managed in partnership with state and territory governments, land managers and communities.

https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/advancing-pest-animal-and-weed-control-solutions

St George Foundation

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits
Funding:Max $50,000
Round:Closes 25 September, 2020

Funding:  Amount (max) $50,000

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits

Limitations: DGR Status is required

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

Purpose

St. George Foundation’s Community Grants program small Australian children’s charities that attract little assistance from government and are not able to generate significant income of their own.

Overview

The Foundation:

  • Invest in projects that will improve the lives of children in Australia who are experiencing a physical, social or economic disadvantage.
  • Partner with small community organisations who attract little funding from government and who aren’t big enough to generate significant fundraising income on their own.

They will fund:

  • Children’s projects in NSW, ACT, QLD, WA
  • Early Intervention services.
  • Educational equipment and assistance.
  • Youth workers.
  • Recreational and respite programs.
  • Counselling and therapy.
  • Medical equipment.

Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme

Eligible to:Not-For-Profits |Businesses | Individuals
Funding:up to $250,000
Round:Closes 30 September, 2020

Eligible to: Not-For-Profits |Businesses | Individuals
Funding Available: up to $250,000
Closes: 30-Sep-2020

Purpose

The Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme will support up to $40 billion of lending to SMEs (including sole traders and not-for-profits) and enhance lenders’ willingness and ability to provide credit, supporting many otherwise viable SMEs to access vital additional funding to get through the impact of Coronavirus.

Overview

Under the Scheme, the Government will guarantee 50 per cent of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs.

The Scheme will be available for new loans made by participating lenders until 30 September 2020.

The Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme will provide small and medium sized business with timely access to working capital to help them get through the impact of the Coronavirus. The Government will provide eligible lenders with a guarantee for loans with the following terms:

  • SMEs, including sole traders, with a turnover of up to $50 million.
  • Maximum total size of loans of $250,000 per borrower.
  • Loans will be up to three years, with an initial six month repayment holiday.
  • Unsecured finance, meaning that borrowers will not have to provide an asset as security for the loan.

When can I access the Scheme?

Loans backed by the Scheme will be made available through participating bank and non-bank lenders. View the list of participating lenders below. The Government is not directly participating in the lending process.

If your current financial institution is not participating, loans will be available via other lenders. Participating lenders are required to offer loans under the Scheme to new customers.

View the list of participating lenders.

 

https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/sme-guarantee-scheme

Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme

Eligible to:Not-for-profits | Businesses | Individuals
Funding:MAX $250,000
Round:Closes 30 September, 2020

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Businesses | Individuals
Funding Available: MAX $250,000
Closes: 30 September 2020

Purpose

The Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme will support up to $40 billion of lending to SMEs (including sole traders and not-for-profits) and enhance lenders’ willingness and ability to provide credit, supporting many otherwise viable SMEs to access vital additional funding to get through the impact of Coronavirus.

Overview

Under the Scheme, the Government will guarantee 50 per cent of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs.

The Scheme will be available for new loans made by participating lenders until 30 September 2020.

The Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme will provide small and medium sized business with timely access to working capital to help them get through the impact of the Coronavirus. The Government will provide eligible lenders with a guarantee for loans with the following terms:

  • SMEs, including sole traders, with a turnover of up to $50 million.
  • Maximum total size of loans of $250,000 per borrower.
  • Loans will be up to three years, with an initial six month repayment holiday.
  • Unsecured finance, meaning that borrowers will not have to provide an asset as security for the loan.

When can I access the Scheme?

Loans backed by the Scheme will be made available through participating bank and non-bank lenders. View the list of participating lenders below. The Government is not directly participating in the lending process.

If your current financial institution is not participating, loans will be available via other lenders. Participating lenders are required to offer loans under the Scheme to new customers.

View the list of participating lenders.

As the economy continues to open up, the Government will extend the Scheme to help businesses recover. The extended Scheme will continue to support lenders’ ability to provide credit and ensure that SMEs benefit through lower interest rates.

The initial phase of the Scheme remains available for new loans made by participating lenders until 30 September 2020. The second phase of the Scheme will start on 1 October 2020 and will be available for loans made until 30 June 2021.

Limitations

Small and medium businesses with less than $50 million turnover will be eligible.

This will include self-employed individuals and not-for-profits.

To meet the turnover requirement, the business’s annual turnover must:

  • Have been less than $50 million in the previous financial year; and/or
  • Be likely to be less than $50 million in the current financial year.

https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/sme-guarantee-scheme

Disadvantaged Grants - Opens 01 August 2020

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

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 Disadvantaged Grants are available to:

  • Provide support for those in the community, in particular the aged and infirm, facing physical or mental disability who are from low income backgrounds and lacking the financial resources to seek help from other sources.
  • Support those projects that are inclusive of those with a disability providing services for others.
  • Support the provision of food services to disadvantaged families.
  • Support the provision of assistance dogs, equine and animal programs that provide independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families.

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.

http://jamesfrizelle.org.au/our-partnership/

Homelessness Grants

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits 
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 30 September, 2020

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 Homelessness Grants are available to:

  • Support those, particularly the elderly and frail without regular accommodation and facilities to help maintain their dignity by providing emotional support and counselling, temporary accommodation, health services, financial counselling, laundry services, meals, shower facilities and any other service that assists to improve their quality of life.

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.

Housing and Accommodation Grants - Opening 01 August 2020

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

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 Housing and Accommodation Grants are available to:

  • Provide housing and accommodation to the disadvantaged, sick, parents from remote communities who need to be near a sick immediate family member whilst in hospital and spouses with children who have become homeless following domestic issues.
  • This program also includes support with transport services for the ill and their families, particularly those living in rural communities.

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.

http://jamesfrizelle.org.au/our-partnership/

Mazda Foundation Grants

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

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

Purpose

To support community based organisations with projects supporting primary producers facing hardship.

Overview

Mazda Foundation are dedicated to enriching Australian communities. Fostering a spirit of community involvement, the foundation supports a broad range of charitable projects with assistance and funding.

The Mazda Foundation aims to provide financial aid for community advancement, such as the improvement of education and employment skills, development of technology and the protection of the environment.

The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation currently has one priority area of focus, being:

Community based organisations with projects supporting primary producers facing hardship.

The Mazda Foundation’s aims and objectives include (but are not limited to) the provision of financial aid to funds, authorities and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts and which provide:

  • assistance to young people through education and employment skills development, with particular emphasis on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. assistance in the advancement of education and achievement of excellence at all levels in the community.
  • assistance in the development of technology, to help improve Australia’s international competitiveness. assistance towards the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.
  • assistance to address community needs identified by the Mazda Foundation from time to time.
  • assistance in research, feasibility, surveys and other background work in relation to any of the above aims and objectives.
  • Substantial contributions to the Mazda Foundation have been made by Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan and Mazda Australia. Further contributions continue to be made by Mazda Australia, supported by the Mazda Dealer Network.

http://mazdafoundation.org.au/

Mental Health Grants - Opens 01 August 2020

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

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 Mental Health Grants are available to:

  • Provide support on the street for professional counselling where needed, to support schools with programs that address mental health issues as part of their education process and PTSD support which may also include assistance dogs/equine/animal interaction programs.

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.

http://jamesfrizelle.org.au/our-partnership/

Skilling Queenslanders for Work for community organisations

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits | Local Governments 
Funding:Undisclosed
Round:Closes 30 September, 2020

Eligible to:   Not-for-Profits | Local Governments
Funding Available: Undisclosed
Closes: 08-Oct-2020 5pm AEST

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 highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative represents a total funding commitment of $420 million over six years from its reintroduction in 2015–16 up until 2020–21, to support up to 54,000 Queenslanders into work.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work represents a commitment to increasing workforce participation, driving job growth and strengthening the performance of the Queensland economy by improving work opportunities for disadvantaged Queenslanders.

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.

In 2020–21, $80 million will be available under Skilling Queenslanders for Work to provide skills, training and jobs to a minimum of 10,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Skilling QLDERS for work for Community Organisations 

Growing Good Gardens Grant

Eligible to: Not-for-Profits | Schools
Funding:Max $1,000
Round:Closes 2 October, 2020

Eligible to:   Not-for-Profits | Schools
Funding Available: Max $1,000
Closes: 02-Oct-2020 11.59pm

Purpose

Yates Gardening and Life Education Australia are encouraging young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn healthy habits.

Overview

Number of grants available: 10

Individual grant value: $1,000.00 funding contribution

Criteria

Successful groups will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and well thought out designs
  • Plans that encourage a passion for growing and promoting healthy lifestyle choices
  • Links to Life Education’s ‘Growing Good Friends’ Module. This module explores:
    • nutrition
    • physical activity
    • positive relationships
    • personal safety
  • Level of hands-on student involvement in the project
  • Level of involvement of the broader school community or local community
  • Feasible and technically-sound project activities
  • Realistic and detailed project budget
  • Integration into the school curriculum or youth/community group program to maximise environmental learning.

Applicants are encouraged to use the Yates website for information and inspiration.

https://www.lifeeducation.org.au/about-us/partners/yates-gardening/gardengrants

Cherish Fund

Eligible to:Not-for-profits| Unincorporated Groups | Individual
Funding:$25,000
Round:Closes 6 October, 2020

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits| Unincorporated Groups | Individual
Funding Available: $25,000
Closes: 06-Oct-2020

Purpose

The Cherish Fund is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption experienced by the First Nations arts and cultural sector and community.

Overview

The Cherish Fund has been informed by the First Nations Roundtables and the sector discussions and consultations in which the emergent themes have focused on the priorities and needs analysis through the COVID-19 phases of disruption, recovery, rebuild, reimagine and reignite.

Cherish grants are available to individuals, groups and organisations to:

  • protect senior custodians and elders as they are the source of cultural knowledge for cultural and artistic expressions through song, dance, story, images and narrative.
  • explore and interrogate artistic and creative methodologies and processes to construct innovative models of creating artistic works.
  • support the professional skill development of arts workers to increase capacity and capability in navigating a digital world.

The Cherish Fund has three (3) grant streams, they are:

  • Living Libraries: supporting our cultural knowledge
  • Creative Practice: supporting artistic creative expression
  • Creative Workforce: supporting our artworkers in a digital world

Applications should be considerate of COVID-19 gathering restrictions put in place by state and federal governments. Your activity should last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Commonweath Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards - Opens 04 August, 2020

Eligible to:Not-for-Profits 
Funding:Max $5,000
Round:Closes 6 October, 2020

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits 
Funding Available: Max $5,000
Closes: 06-Oct-2020 1pm

Purpose

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

Overview

Not-for-profit treasurers have to get the basics right. There’s no room for flimflam, big talk, or massaging the figures. The money just has to be there – or everybody misses out. We owe treasurers a lot.

Most treasurers are untiring, painstaking, and efficient. They work long hours without asking for thanks or recognition. They keep the group afloat.

Key Dates

  • Nominations Open: 1.00pm AEST, Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Nominations Close: 1.00pm AEST, Tuesday, October 6, 2020
  • Winners announced: During the Communities in Control Conference, 16-17 November 2020.

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

MoneySmart Grants for Principals - Secondary

Eligible to:Schools| Individuals
Funding:$3,000 to $5,000
Round:Closes 16 October, 2020

Eligible to:  Schools| Individual
Funding Available: $3,000 to $5,000
Closes: 16-Oct-2020 5pm AEST

Purpose

The purpose of the MoneySmart Grants for Principals – Secondary funding is to enable Principals of Secondary Schools to carry out grant activities to build consumer and financial literacy and capabilities of secondary school aged children as well as the broader school communities.

Overview

The objectives and intended outcomes of the funding for Round 1 of this matter are:

  • support better learning outcomes for secondary school aged students in respect of their financial abilities
  • contribute to the financial wellbeing of school communities, and
  • for the composition of grantees in any rounds of this grant opportunity to broadly reflect the diverse range of secondary schools in Australia in respect of geographical location and entity types, such as public, catholic or independent.

ASIC has awarded one single grant to ASPA that totals $180,000 (GST inclusive) over a period of three years for this grant opportunity.

There will be three rounds of funding (2019–2020, 2020–2021, and 2021-2022 financial year periods) conducted or administered by ASPA in this matter with each round of funding totalling $66,000 (GST inclusive).

It is expected that in each round of funding, up to 15 applications will receive funding and depending on the nature and scope of Project, each funding amount may range from a minimum of $3,000 (GST inclusive) to a maximum of $5,000 (GST inclusive).

https://www.aspa.asn.au/funding2020 

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/

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

Scanlon Foundation Community Grants

Round:Ongoing

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Local Governments
Funding Available: $5,000 to $25,000
Closes: 18-Sep-2020

Purpose

The Scanlon Foundation’s annual community grants round for 2019 will fund projects that support the transition of migrants into employment or support practical English literacy.

Overview

The Scanlon Foundation is looking to support projects that demonstrate their contribution to social cohesion through building pathways to employment.

Pathways to employment

This grant looks to actively support people into employment, working directly with individuals who are unemployed, and may include those that have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19, or business failure or are recent graduates from school or university. Successful applicants will go beyond resume writing and interview skills to actively engage with local employers. Projects that support volunteering and internships are welcome.

  1. Employment pathways: Programs that work directly with individuals, and contribute to the building of employment confidence, conversational and business skills, career guidance, resume building and the presentation of experience and strengths, interviewing techniques, business behaviours and resources to assist in starting a new position.
  2. Local business engagement: Programs should actively facilitate engagement with local businesses to introduce or expand experience of workplace cultures, language and colloquialisms, and encourage formal recognition of experience. Other highly desirable activities include coaching of businesses in new arrival recruitment and employee management and post-employment support.
  3. Mentors: Programs that facilitate mentor relationships to support participants to understand employment arrangements in Australia and support them through the employment process.
  4. Diverse groups: Projects should encourage intercultural conversations to share and recognise mutual contributions.
  5. Needs analysis: Applicants should demonstrate how the needs of participants have been identified, and how the program has been designed to meet these needs.
Limitations

Only organisations with DGR 1 status will be provided with a grant. Your organisation is welcome to partner with an organisation who has DGR 1 status so long as the application comes directly from the organisation with DGR 1 status.

Local government bodies are welcome to apply for specific projects through the annual Community Grants where these projects engage and empower the broader community including both new and emerging and receiving communities. However, any local government would need to have obtained DGR1 status.

The Annual Community Grants Round 2020 is open nationwide; projects in all locations in every state are eligible to apply, including Victoria.

 

Grants

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.