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Open Now: Budget Direct Sponsorships 2020-2021

Budget Direct 

Closing: 30 September 2020; 31 December 2020; 31 March 2021; 30 June 2021

Eligible organisations aiming to make a difference in their local community, but need financial assistance may apply for a Budget Direct sponsorship of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. This one-off cash donation can be spent to support your organisations efforts to make improvements and alleviate disadvantage in the community. Budget Direct support applicants who:

  • provide local or statewide community services
  • run community awareness and education programs
  • promote health and wellbeing (e.g. sports clubs)
  • advocate for road safety
  • provide emergency services
  • support in need or at-risk Australians
  • help build strong, vibrant communities

Round closing dates for the remainder of 2020-21 are: 30 September 2020; 31 December 2020; 31 March 2021; 30 June 2021. Please visit Budget Direct Community Sponsorships for further application details. 


Now Open: Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closing: 27 November 2020

The Building Digital Skills grant is now available to all Network Partners, including those who are new to the Be Connected Network.

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start, continue delivering and expand Be Connected Digital Literacy programs.

Organisations who would like to apply for a Building Digital Skills grant must:

  • Be a Be Connected Network Partner. If you’re not already part of the Network, click here to join
  • Provide an ABN number.
  • Have public liability insurance

Network Partners applying for their first Be Connected grant can only apply for a $2,500 grant. Once you have met 80% of your registration targets and acquitted your grant, you will be eligible to apply for larger Building Digital Skills grant contracts.

Existing Network Partners that hold an Activation or Building Digital Skills grant are eligible to apply for this round of grants once they have met 80% of their learner registration targets and acquitted their grant. These Network Partners are not restricted to which standard size contracts they can apply for.

Use the Building Digital Skills Grants for anything that will help you assist older Australians complete 2 courses, or 10 activities on the Be Connected Learning Portal. Funding can be spent on activities that support older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence, such as:

  • New devices including computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones
  • Upgrading software for devices
  • Broadband fees
  • Digital mentor expenses, including training to be a digital mentor
  • Printing of learning materials for older Australian learners
  • Police checks for all staff and mentors involved in delivering the Be Connected Program

The funding cannot be used on building materials and capital works.

Guidelines

Applications

Please visit Be Connected Network- Building Digital Skills Grants for more information and related documents, including example case studies and Building Digital Skills Grant timetables.


Open Now: Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program

Perpetual Limited

Closing: 4 December 2020 

The Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program enables philanthropists and Not-for-Profits (NFPs) to connect, and allows NFPs to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities in which they operate. They encourage high quality outcomes by identifying organisations that can maximise their impact through:

  • good governance
  • solid leadership
  • strong strategy
  • an outcomes focus.

Funding is provided for a range of projects at different developmental stages including, but not limited to, pilot and existing projects, capacity building and operational costs. 

Guidelines

Download the 2021 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program Guidelines

Download the 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Download the SAMPLE 2021 Application Form

View recommendations to help you prepare your best application possible, including the key application questions we assess on

Applications

Applications are available through Smartygrants 2021 Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program.

For queries, please contact Perpetual Philanthropic Services on 1800 501 227 during business hours or email philanthropy@perpetual.com.au and quote your application number.


Now Open: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Participation Program – Economic Participation Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closing: 8 December 2020, 11:00pm

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply to deliver services under the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program’s Economic Participation (EP) grant opportunity 2020-21.

The objective of the EP grant opportunity is to improve the economic participation of people with disability, particularly in light of the impact of COVID-19.

The expected outcomes for the EP grant opportunity are:

  • People with disability will have improved job readiness, employment related skills and knowledge (whether industry specific or generalist).
  • People with disability and other stakeholders will have increased access to employer groups and employment support networks.
  • Increased willingness and capability of employers and organisations to employ people with disability.

More information about the Economic Participation grant opportunity, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found below in the grant opportunity documents

Grant Guidelines & Opportunity Documents

Guidelines

Easy Read Guidelines

Questions and Answers

Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement

Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Supplementary Terms

Applications

Application Form Guide

Economic Participation Program Application Form


Now Open: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program – Social and Community Participation Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closing: 8 December 2020, 11:00pm

The Australian Government is inviting applications for grant funding for 12-month projects that enable the participation of people with disability in community life. This particularly in community arts, culture, sport and recreation activities – as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) ’s Economic and Community Participation Program’s Social and Community Participation (SCP) grant opportunity. 

The SCP stream is one of three streams used to implement the program. The aim of the SCP grant opportunity is to support people with disability, their families and carers to participate in, contribute to and benefit from community activities. It is part of the Economic and Community Participation Program which connects people with disability to activities, employment and community supports and opportunities, helping communities and employers to be inclusive and responsive to people’s needs locally, and nationally.

Outcomes for this grant opportunity are:

  • Community organisations are more inclusive of people with disability, their families and carers.
  • Community access is improved for people with disability, their families and carers.
  • People with disability, their families and carers are included in the response to or recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic and/ or recent natural disasters

More information about the Economic Participation grant opportunity, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found below in the grant opportunity documents

Grant Guidelines & Opportunity Documents

Grant Guidelines

Easy Read Grant Opportunity Guidelines

Questions and Answers

Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement

Sample Simple Grant Agreement Supplementary Terms

Application Form Guide

Social and Community Participation Grants Application Form


Now Open: Rural Financial Counselling Service Program 2021 - 2024

Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Closing: 11 December 2020

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open and competitive process to deliver services under the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program (RFCS) program in the 12 predefined service regions from 2021–22 to 2023–24. Those interested may apply for more than one service region, including across different states.

The RFCS program is an Australian Government initiative that provides free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

The vision for the 2021 to 2024 RFCS program is to empower clients to take control of their financial situation and cultivate financially capable primary producers that are profitable, self-reliant and resilient.

The objectives of the RFCS program are to:

  • transition clients out of financial crisis
  • improve clients’ business profitability or facilitate a dignified exit
  • improve clients’ financial well-being and resilience.

The overarching outcome of the program is that clients who engage with the service become financially self-reliant and their businesses are better prepared to deal with risks.

Guidelines

More information and application guidelines are available under: Grant Opportunity Documents

If you would like further assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1), or email support@communitygrants.gov.au . Please quote 2020-4216 – 2021 to 2024 Rural Financial Counselling Service Program when you phone and/ or email the Community Grants Hub.

Applications

Applications can be accessed at: The Rural Financial Counselling Service Program SmartForm


Now Open: Tackling Tough Times Together Grant Program

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted - Cut-off date for next assessment period: Thursday 25 February 2021, 5pm

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times. 

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Three tiers of grants are available:

  • Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
  • Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
  • Up to $150,000 – the $150,000 tier involves a two-stage process, with a full application due by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 15 December 2020. Additional information requested is then submitted by the round closing date. Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying.

Round 20: Applications close Thursday 25 February 2021. Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 15 December 2020.

Round 21: Applications close Monday 24 May 2021. Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Round 22: Applications close Tuesday 24 August 2021. Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEST, Thursday 12 August 2021.

Guidelines

We welcome the opportunity to discuss project concepts, so please don't hesitate to get in touch once you've read the program guidelines and associated documents. Please contact the TTTT team on 1800 170 020 or email.

Applications

All applications for the Tackling Tough Times Together program will be submitted via FRRR's Grants Gateway online portal. Please download and save the How-To Guide and the Grants Gateway FAQs, and read them thoroughly to help get you started and refer to while applying. If you have any problems please call 1800 170 020, or email toughtimes@frrr.org.au.


Open Now: Brisbane Broncos Community Charities Fund Grants

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted on quarterly basis.  

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund is inviting applications from Queensland based charities to support initiatives that improve the lives of underprivileged and disadvantaged youth in Queensland. Charities that receive little or no funding from Government, or sources such as Trustees are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be made in writing with an official request from the participating charity AND the Grant Application Form. Additionally, all applicants must be endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Assessment Act 1997.

Guidelines

BBCF Meetings are held quarterly in February, May, August and November. All applications must be submitted in the last week of the month prior to be accepted. Please visit Brisbane Broncos Community Charities Fund for further information.

Applications

Applications can be downloaded from: BBCF Application Form

Please submit your completed application to: Brigid Donelly at community@broncos.com.au


Now Open: Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Grants

Courier-Mail Children’s Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted

The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund was established to positively change the lives of Queensland children in need. Funding aims to support a range projects that benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Queensland by providing them with a brighter future. .

Applications can be made online at any time. The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Board meet periodically to assess applications.

In order to apply, your organisation must:

  • Be working to change the lives of Queensland children in need
  • Be a registered charity with the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC)
  • Have Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) status
  • Have met all your current reporting obligations with the ACNC
  • Be of good standing

Guidelines  

CM Children's Fund - How you can apply

Applications

CM Children's Fund - Apply Now

Please visit the Courier-Mail Children’s Fund application website for further information.


Open Now: Auswide Bank Community Grants Scheme

Auswide Bank Ltd

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted

Auswide Bank provides grant funding to organisations ranging from small, unincorporated groups to large organisations. Community grants aim to support grass roots events and projects under $3,000 in Far North Queensland, Central Queensland and South East Queensland. Each request for support is assessed individually and is based on budget, the merit of the application and whether the application has met the  Auswide Community Support StrategyApplications due at least 3 months prior to any event / project. 

Guidelines & Applications

If your idea or project does not fit the application process, please call  (07) 4150 4177. Auswide welcomes new ideas and are happy to explore them.

For further information please visit : Auswide Bank Community Support Schemes. 


Open Now: Community Led Grants Program

Federal Indigenous Affairs National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

The NIAA considers grant proposals that addres a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This program enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers to seek grant funding to address emerging needs and/or opportunities that they have identified as priorities. Proposals must be developed with the community or group who will be impacted by the activity.

You can discuss an initial proposal with the NIAA at any time by contacting your local NIAA Regional Network Office, or by calling 1800 079 098.

Guidelines & Applications

The first step for potential applicants is to contact the local NIAA Regional Network Office to organise a time to discuss the proposal. You must also submit an initial proposal form that outlines the proposed activity. After you have received feedback from the NIAA on your proposal, you can submit an application for funding. The Initial Proposal Form is available at: NIAA-IPF

If you decide to apply, we will give you access to an application form and a unique code. The unique code links your proposal to the application form and is required to submit an application.

Further information on Community Led Grants Applications is available on the Community Led Proposals Fact-sheet and at the: NIAA Community Led Grants Program webpage


The following grant programs are currently closed. They are expected to re-open for applications at a later date.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Grants

Round 108 due to open mid-January 2021 and close at 11.59pm, 28 February 2021.

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closed: Round 107 - 31 October 2020

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups and organisations to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Amounts of $500 to $35,000 are available to eligible community groups and organisations. Applications are prioritized in the following order, where 1 has the highest priority:

  1. Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster in the last 2 years
  2. Equipment or facility improvements
  3. Buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items
  4. Community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications and website development
  5. Organisations that have received more than $15,000 from the GCBF over the past 2 years

Guidelines

Please carefully read the GCBF Funding Guidelines for details on eligibility, assessment criteria, and further advice on making applications. This will help you submit a valid application and understand the chances of a positive outcome.

Applications

Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

When announced, dates for opening of following rounds can be checked at: GCBF Programs Link

Please check the Community Benefit Funding Program website for opening dates of rounds during the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Round 106 closed on 31 August 2020 at 11:59pm

Round 107 closes on 31 October 2020 at 11:59pm

Round 108 due to open mid-January 2021 and close at 11.59pm, 28 February 2021.


Community Languages Multicultural Grants

Department of Home Affairs, Australian Federal Government
Stream 1 Closed- February 17 2020, 11:00pm
Stream 2 Closed- 6 March 2020, 11:00pm

The Community Languages Multicultural Grants form part of the Federal Government’s Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program. The program provides funding to community language schools to assist with operating costs. The program aims to:

  • Support the maintenance, development and acquisition of languages other than English.
  • Connect young Australians to the languages and cultures of their community.
  • Enhance cross-cultural awareness and respect for cultural diversity.

Community Languages Grants- Stream One Funding

Includes a base payment of $1,500 plus a per capita amount based on student enrolment numbers, capped at a maximum of $30,000 per school. Applications close February 17, 2020, 11pm.

Applicants are encouraged to seek endorsement for their proposed project from either the national peak body or a state and territory peak body relating to community languages.

How to Apply

Applications can be made via the following link: https://forms.business.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=PRD00-CGHAPP18&FRID=4-D0C3IVJ&RegID=4-D1M7YCZ

Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and further details on making applications are available at the following link: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/01_2020/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-one-grant-opportunity-guidelines-24012020.pdf

Please visit the official grant page website for further information on planning your applications: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-on

Community Languages Grants- Stream Two Funding

Provides up to $25,000 to develop resources or training to benefit the community language sector more broadly. Applications close 6 March 2020, 11pm.

Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and further details on making applications are available at the following link: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/02_2020/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-two-grant-opportunity-guidelines.pdf

How to Apply

Applications can be made via the following link: Community Languages Grants App

Please visit the official grant page website for further information on planning your applications: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-two


NDIA Individual Capacity Building Program Grant

National Disability Insurance Agency

Closed: 6 May 2020 - 2:00pm AEST

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is inviting applications to deliver services under the Individual Capacity Building Program from 2020-21 to 2021-22. 

The Program is designed to ensure:

  • People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights through an increase in:

    • skills and capacity

    • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act

    • participation and contribution to community.

  • Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) and Families Organisations (FOs) are strengthened in their capability to deliver services for people with a disability through:

    • improving the organisation’s capacity and ability to deliver the organisation’s mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.

How to Apply

Please carefully read the Funding Guidelines and additional documents provided under Grant Opportunity Documents section of the official Community Grants Hub web-page. 

Funding Guidelines

Easy English Funding Guidelines

Applications


Australian Communities Foundation

Each year, ACF makes hundreds of grants to support charitable organisations and projects all around the country and internationally. Funding requests are currently being accepted by email. You are welcome to submit your request on the following template: Funding Request Template and email it to: admin@communityfoundation.org.au with the subject: “Funding Request”.

To speak to the Grants Team, call (03) 9412 0412 or email: admin@communityfoundation.org.au

Currently Closed

TCC and DGR Status required


Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Program

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) program is an annual program that provides funding towards multicultural events and projects that engage people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including people who arrived in Australia as migrants or refugees, people seeking asylum, members of diverse cultural groups and the wider community, to contribute to building a inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.

The objectives of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Program (in alignment with the Multicultural Queensland Charter) are to promote:

  • Queensland's multicultural identity
  • community participation and intercultural connections
  • increased understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community
  • increased engagement of general community groups in connecting and welcoming migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities.

In 2019–20, the CMQ program will deliver two funding rounds:

  • Multicultural Events— This funding round closed 29 July 2019. The successful recipients under the 2019–20 multicultural events funding round have been announced, check on the CMQ website.
  • Multicultural Projects— This funding round closed 6 December 2019.

In 2019–20, the CMQ program will also support:

Regional Partnerships Demonstration Projects
Targeted one-off funding of $100,000 per annum over three years has been approved for Balonne, Bulloo and Paroo Shire Councils to deliver demonstration projects, with community-based delivery partners and local communities, that implement strategies that strengthen welcome and inclusion in these regional locations.

Who can apply?

Incorporated organisations operating as a not-for-profit/charitable entity, Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and P&C Associations are eligible to apply for funding and must:

  • have a registered and current Australian Business Number (ABN) that is not for a commercial entity or individual; or hold an exemption from registration; or complete a Statement by Supplier form
  • hold public liability insurance to the value of not less than $10 million, or provide evidence of plans to obtain insurance to the value of not less than $10 million to cover the proposed event or project
  • have no overdue reports, or service delivery or performance issues for funding previously or currently provided by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

If you are not incorporated you can ask an eligible organisation that operates, or delivers services in Queensland, to auspice your project.

Amount: -One-off funding amount of up to $40,000

               -Targeted one-off funding of $100,000 per annum over three years may be available for Regional Partnership Demonstration Projects .

How to apply

Ensure you read the funding guidelines thoroughly.  

Funding Guidelines

Sample Application Form

FAQ fact Sheet

Applictions:

Applications can be made online through the Smartygrants portal: CMQ Grants App - Currently Closed

Please note, applications, including supporting documentation, will not be accepted after the closing date.


Community Conservation Grants 

Currently closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

Focus: The purpose of our Community Conservation Grants is to assist in the protection of Australia’s native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:

  • Land and Water – Protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability to sustain native species.
  • Threatened Species – Scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s threatened species.
  • Cultural Heritage – Conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations.
  • Parks for People – Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature.

Amount: up to $10,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

Application opens on 1 December 2019 and closes on 31 January 2020.


Domestic and Family Violence Prevention in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Grants Program

QLD Government Department of Child Safety Youth and Women
Closed: Friday 10 April 2020, 12pm

This program aims to strengthen responses to address the impact of Domestic and Family Violence (DVP)  on Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 to assist community groups and organisations in Queensland to undertake projects that

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

Projects can involve education about any form of domestic violence such as physical, financial, emotional, psychological etc. 

Funding Guidelines

Application guidelines and further information about the DVP in CALD grants program is available from the following DVP CALD Publication

Applications

Applications can be made via the following link: DFVP CALD Smartygrants App

The Department's Community and Corporate Partnerships team is available to answer enquiries about the DFV CALD grant round on 07 3097 6442, or partnerships@csyw.qld.gov.au


Strengthening Rural Communities Program Grants

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Tier 1 Round 5- Closed Tuesday 24 March 2020, 5pm
Tier 2 Round 5- Closed Tuesday 4 February 2020, 5pm

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16 year period.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:

1.Small and Vital grants

Small and Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

  • The Small and Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
  • Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
  • Terms and conditions:

Round 5: Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 24 March 2020 for funds awarded in mid-June 2020

Following Rounds 6 & 7 are yet to be confirmed - check official program page for updates: FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities Grants

2. Larger Leverage Grants

Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

  • The larger leverage grants provide funds between $10,000 to $25,000.
  • Community groups will be invited to apply for the larger leverage grants from August 2019

Round 5 - Currently Closed:  Opens Friday, 20 December 2019.- Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be made by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 4 February 2020. Invitations to submit a full application will be made to select applicants.

Following Rounds 6 & 7 are yet to be confirmed - check official program page for updates: FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities Grants

Eligibility & Funding Guidelines:

Applications from not-for-profit organisations in communities of fewer than 15,000 people are prioritised, particularly communities whose size, remoteness and relative access to services, funding, and resources present particular ongoing challenges.

Applications can be made by not-for-profit community organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status is not required for this grant program. If you are unsure if your project is eligible, please contact us on 1800 170 020 during office hours to discuss your project idea.

Applications:

Tier 1- Small & Vital Grants Round 5

FRRR will close the program for all tier applications from 25 March and reopen mid-July.


Community Heritage Grants Program 2020 Round

National Library of Australia

Closed: 4 May 2020, 5pm

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations, such as libraries, archives, museums, multicultural and indigenous groups and genealogical and historical societies. The grants are provided to assist with preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible. These include artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The program supports a range of preservation activities, including:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

Funding Guidelines

  • Applicants should read the Guidelines before submitting an application and will need to refer to these guidelines while completing the application form.  
  • Applicants may also find it useful to read the latest Assessment Report, which contains general comments and recommendations from the CHG external assessors for previous grant round applications.
  • sample Grant Deed, which outlines your obligations if your project is funded, is also available.
  • The National Library uses the online grants management system SmartyGrants to receive CHG applications. No mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted.

Applications

Applications can be made via the following link: CHG 2020 Application

Further information on the CHG program is available at the following website: https://www.nla.gov.au/content/community-heritage-grants-4 


Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants

Westpac Foundation & Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Wednesday 13 May 2020, 5pm (AEST)

Westpac Foundation has partnered with FRRR to offer Westpac Foundation's Community Grants to rural and regional communities. These grants provide support for community organisations creating opportunities through education, training and employment. The grants offer funding of $10,000 for community-driven initiatives in regional, rural and remote Australia that enhance, develop or provide education and training opportunities for those who are most vulnerable.

Eligibility

Grants will be available to community organisations based in, or delivering programs, outside a major city (as defined by the 2016 ABS Remoteness Index) These grants are available to both DGR and non-DGR not-for-profit organisations. Preference will be given for grants initiated and delivered by local community groups and organisations that have a minimum annual revenue of $50,000 per annum, but a maximum of $5M per annum.

How to Apply

Please read the Program Guidelines and  documents below carefully. You can contact FRRR on 1800 170 020 or via email with any questions or areas of clarification:

Applications are available at the following link: FRRR Applications Portal- Westpac Foundation Community Grants


Open Now: Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Closing: 18 May 2020, 5:00 pm

The Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants form part of the Federal Energy Efficient Communities Program. 

The grants are provided to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy efficient practices
  • increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies

Across Australia, a maximum of 2 projects will be funded per electorate.

  • The maximum grant amount is $12,500
  • The maximum project period is 12 months

Grants may be used for one or more of the following:

  • design, supply and installation of new solar photovoltaic generator systems
  • purchase and installation of new battery systems and battery storage systems
  • purchase and installation of new solar hot water heaters or air source hot water heat pumps, to replace existing equipment
  • purchase and installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting equipment or energy efficient lighting controls to replace existing equipment
  • design, supply and installation of high efficiency split system air conditioning units to replace existing equipment energy audits
  • energy audits

Guidelines

Please carefully read the Grant Guidelines and Sample Grant Agreement for details on eligibility, assessment criteria, and further advice on making applications. 

Additional assistance is available from the department by phone on 13 28 46 and email and web chat by visiting Contact business.gov.au

Applications

Applications can be made through the following link: www.business.gov.au/eecsolar


Queensland Bushfires - Category C - Flexible Funding Grants, Round 1

QLD Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Closed: 3 June 2020, 2pm (AEST)

Funding of up to $100,000 is now available to help Queensland communities recover from the 2019 bushfires - An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster recovery Funding Arrangements.

Assistance is aimed at providing flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, and Local Governments in the 23 disaster-affected Local Government areas.

Organisations in affected regions are invited to apply for either, or both of the following small and large grant categories. Objectives of the funding are to support events, activities and programs that drive community recovery, increase awareness and build local resilience (such as those that promote connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion and those that enable business and service provider continuity). 

To allow for a flexible support for tailored recovery initiatives, 2 staged funding rounds will be delivered. Round 1 (this round) valued at $1.8M is now open for application, with funding rolled out from 1 August 2020.

  • Small grants: (Min. $2,500 up to $50,000)
  • Large grants: (Min. $50,001 up to $100,000)

Recipients of Central Queensland Bushfires and Far North & North Queensland Monsoon Trough grants and new applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please review following documents for further information to apply:

For additional assistance, please contact the department by email at: grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au 


New Hope Group Community Sponsorship and Donation Program

Focus: The program actively supports advancement in education, health and welfare, and cultural and sporting initiatives. Applications will only be expected form these areas: Brisbane City Council, Isaac Regional Council, Central Highlands Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council, and Ipswich City Council.

Amount: From $10,000 to $30,000 (including in-kind support)

Currently Closed


Transurban Community Grants 

Focus: Every six months, Transurban offer grants of up to $5000 to initiatives like school projects, youth education, road safety and environmental programs. Applications are assessed against the following:

  • benefit to communities located near our roads
  • the scale of positive impact to the broader community and environment
  • potential to help overcome obstacles for transport, mobility and community inclusion
  • potential to improve the lives of disadvantaged or underprivileged groups
  • clear description of the grant’s intended use and the expected benefits for the community
  • making a long-lasting difference to the community that may not otherwise have been possible without grant support.

Amount: $5000

Currently Closed


Strengthening Rural Communities

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16 year period.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:

 

1.Small and Vital grants

Small and Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

  • The Small and Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
  • Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
  • Terms and conditions:

Round 4: Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT Thursday, 19 December 2019 for funds awarded in March 2020.

Round 5:  Friday, 20 December 2019.- Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 24 March 2020 for funds awarded in mid-June 2020

 

2. Larger Leverage grants

Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

  • The larger leverage grants provide funds between $10,000 to $25,000.
  • Community groups will be invited to apply for the larger leverage grants from August 2019

Round 5:  Opens Friday, 20 December 2019.- Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be made by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 4 February 2020. Invitations to submit a full application will be made to select applicants.


ENERGEX-ERGON NEW

Community Fund

Community Fund is a grant program that provides funding to not-for-profit community groups and organisations. This funding empowers groups to make a difference in their community. We look for ideas that encourage community identity and wellbeing, support local prosperity, and are innovative, or enable access to future solutions.

Your project might support disaster recovery, diversity and inclusion, education, energy and environmental conservation, electrical safety or renewable energy projects, or provide essential equipment or facilities to the local community.

Eligible groups include:

  • Community groups
  • Local government or other government entities
  • Educational institutions
  • Charities
  • Sporting clubs
  • Industry associations
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisations

How to apply

If your project will take place in Energex’s South East Queensland network area – that’s from the state’s border north to Gympie, and west to the base of the Great Dividing Range – please apply to Energex. For all other Queensland locations, please apply to Ergon.

Application Forms:

  • Energex Community fund application form here
  • Ergon Community Funding Application here

Amount: from $200 up to $5,000,

If you have any enquiries about the fund, application requirements, or need help with applying, please contact:

Currently closed.


The Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program Grant

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Closed 22 April 2020, 11:30pm

The Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program provides funding to support the immediate survival and long-term recovery and resilience for fire-affected Australian animals, plants, ecological communities and other natural assets and their cultural values for Indigenous Australians.

There is up to $12 million available for grants under the Program, with grants of between $100,000 and $1 million being offered. The program will be delivered over two or more tranches.

Contracting and initial payments for grants approved through Tranche 1 is expected to by completed by 30 June 2020. Grant activities should also be completed by 30 June 2021.

Guidelines

Tranche 1 priorities and guidelines are available through the Grant Opportunity Documents Portal at: GO-3818

Applications

Further instructions for application and submission can be accessed at: Wildlife Habitat Bushfire Recovery Grant Application


Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants – Tranche 2

QLD Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
Stream 1 and Stream 3 Closing - 2 pm 28 February 2020
Stream 2 Closing - 2pm  14 February 2020

Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants form part of the Queensland Government’s social cohesion program. The program is designed to build cohesive and resilient Queensland communities and foster a strong sense of belonging for all Queenslanders.

Applications are now open under Tranche 2 for community projects  that enable people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to be included and actively contribute to their local community. Successful projects will run for up to 16 months duration (March 2020 – June 2021). 

Non-recurrent grant funding of nearly $2 million (exc. GST) is available under three streams in Tranche 2.

A previous round of the Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants (Tranche 1) closed on 25 November 2019, and applications are currently being assessed.

How to Apply

Applications are made online through SmartyGrants. If you are new to SmartyGrants you will need to register before you can apply. Refer to the SmartyGrants – Help Guide for Applicants for information on registering and completing your application form.

If you are having technical problems with your SmartyGrants user account or accessing your application, please contact SmartyGrants. The SmartyGrants support desk hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Phone: (03) 9320 6888
Email: service@smartygrants.com.au

Details for each funding stream of Tranche 2 are provided below:

STREAM 1 - Community-Led Social Cohesion Planning and Action

Funding is provided for projects that assist people in positions of influence with young people to positively engage with them on topics of diversity, inclusion and social cohesion (for example, educators, faith and cultural communities, sporting and interest clubs).

Non-recurrent funding up to $70,000(exc. GST) is available for projects up to 16 months in duration.

Closing date 28 February 2020.

For more information about this funding stream, your eligibility, and how to apply, please see the Funding Information Paper and additional information below.

Submission information

STREAM 3 - Engaging Young People to Become Global Citizens

Funding is provided for projects that assist people in positions of influence with young people to positively engage with them on topics of diversity, inclusion and social cohesion (for example, educators, faith and cultural communities, sporting and interest clubs).

Closing date 28 February 2020.

For more information about this funding stream, your eligibility, and how to apply, please see the Funding Information Paper and additional information below.

Submission information

STREAM 2 - Pathways to Economic Inclusion

Funding for projects that resource established social enterprises to engage vulnerable young people and family members in the community.

Non-recurrent funding up to $120,000(exc. GST) is available for projects up to 16months in duration.

Closing 2pm 14 February 2020.

For more information about this funding stream, your eligibility, and how to apply, please see the Funding Information Paper and additional information below.

Submission information


Open Now: Brisbane Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

Brisbane City Council

Closed: Friday 12 June 2020, 12pm 

Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Fund provides funding for projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane. Eligible projects include those that contribute to the Brisbane Vision by helping to develop communities that are:

  • friendly and safe
  • active and healthy
  • clean and green, or
  • vibrant and creative

Each Council ward is allocated $75,000 for community projects undertaken within that ward. Community organisations can apply for funding for local projects. Councillors can also apply to support community events, activities and capital projects. 

Each organisation may apply for a minimum grant of $250 (goods and services tax - GST - exclusive) and a maximum of $10 000 (GST exclusive). Examples of acceptable projects include:

  • equipment hired for a community event;
  • community facility improvements and equipment;
  • funding towards community sporting organisations equipment and activities within a ward and 
  • community events (such as Australia Day ceremonies, fetes, fundraisers and festivals)

Guidelines

Before applying, please carefully read the:

How to Apply

To complete the online application, determine which Council ward your project will take place in. Visit the Electoral Commission Queensland website and select the appropriate ward from the list of Council wards open for funding. A list of Council wards still open for funding and additional information is also available on city council website at: Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

For further assistance please phone the Council on 07 3403 8888 to speak with the Grants Unit.


Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) Grant Program - Round 4

Sidney Myer Fund and the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA)

Closed: 18 June 2020, 3pm (AEST)

The Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) grant program gives Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres the opportunity to access funds to target poverty and disadvantage in their local communities. The current round of funding is aimed at towns or cities with a population of more than 15,000 people. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for projects that seek to address poverty or disadvantage within their local communities. All projects undertaken through this grant program need to be completed within 12 months of commencement.

Guidelines

For more information about this grant program, including applicant guidelines, explanation about the metropolitan boundaries and eligibility of partnerships with community organisations, please go to http://www.anhca.asn.au/grants

Applications

Further queries about the guidelines, deadlines and application questions can be directed to Emily Harnett, ANHCA Grant Officer on 03 9602 1228 or 0428 964 817 during business hours or email: emily@anhca.org and quote your application number.


Be Connected – Activation Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 26 June 2020

Activation grants are one-off grants awarded to new organisations joining the Be Connected Network.

The Activation grant is designed to get you started in the Be Connected Network. To receive funding, partners are expected to register the minimum number of learners as per grant terms on the Be Connected Learning Portal, or through CaptureIT.

Funding can be used to cover anything that assists you to support older Australians to gain digital skills, including new devices, broadband fees, or expenses for digital mentors and volunteers.

Activation grants are assessed and funding awarded on a monthly basis.

Guidelines & Applications

Please visit Be Connected Network Activation Grants for further information and related documents, including guidelines, applications and additional eligibility criteria.


Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World’ Community Grants Program

SunSuper Pty Ltd

Closed: 26 June 2020

Sunsuper’s Community Grants deliver assistance to not-for-profit organisations, charities and community groups to create brighter futures for others, build stronger, more active communities and support Australians to live better. Applications are open for funding in the following categories:

Better Living: It may be a community project to help rebuild after a natural disaster, create more affordable housing or help our ageing population or newcomers to Australia. Or your dream may help kids and families in need or simply create a better environment for a more sustainable world.

Brighter Futures: Funding for education initiatives or to create jobs for those in need, or improve financial wellbeing and affordability for Australians, as well as dreams that enhance employment opportunities, or offer training and support to those who need a helping hand to get into or back to work.

Active Community: Sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community, as well as health initiatives, wellbeing programs or tackling medical issues faced by the wider community.

Three entries from each  category are selected to present their dream to a panel of judges.

The panel of judges assess shortlisted entries against criteria and award the category winner a $10,000 grant.

The nine shortlisted entries across the three categories will take part in the annual People’s Choice online vote.

The shortlisted entry with the most People’s Choice votes will receive a $10,000 grant.

The eight runner-up shortlisted entries will receive a share of $20,000 to help kick-start their dream.

Please visit the Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World'  Community Grants Program page to access submission questions, eligibility requirements and the Community Grants application form.  


The Charity of Free Masons Queensland

Closed: 30 June 2020

Hand Heart Pocket’s primary focus for the next three years is to help improve outcomes for youth at risk. The majority of the Significant and Flagship funding is committed towards initiatives that provide a holistic and strength-based approach that is backed by evidence. Funding aims to support projects that engage at risk youth to develop sustainable hope for their futures and enable them to:

  • Find a stable home;
  • Build a support network;
  • Contribute to the community;
  • Seek help when needed;
  • Gain an education and skills for the future;
  • Find stable paid or volunteer work.

Grants are provided through two rounds per year to registered charitable organisations, or businesses that trade to tackle social problems in either Queensland, or Papua New Guinea. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate their programs and initiatives can assist Hand Heart Pocket to make progress against its ‘Theory of Change’ to improve outcomes for youth at risk, or are in support of Hand Heart Pocket’s current strategy

Hand Heart Pocket’s Program also incorporates a smaller portion of grant funding for initiatives that support the following:

  • Men’s mental and physical health
  • Women’s financial and physical security
  • Ageing population

Please visit the Hand-Heart Pocket’s Significant and Flagship Grants page for further information.

Guidelines

Review Hand-Heart Pocket's Grant-Making approach: Guidelines for a Significant and Flagship Grants.

Applications

Download an Application Form and submit your application, detailed proposal and supporting documentation to info@handheartpocket.org.au between 1 June 2020 and 30 June 2020.


NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants

NIB Foundation

Closed: 30 June 2020

NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants support registered Australian charities that specialise in health promotion and primary prevention, and have a track record of empowering people to be Health Smart in their day-to-day lives. Preference will be given to initiatives that are inclusive and relevant for youth and young adult audiences.  Successful applications will be for projects that draw on a strong evidence base to build health literacy, helping people to access, understand and use health information to positively impact their health and well-being .

A total of $320,000 will be distributed to six successful grant recipients who will each receive $40,000 in grant funding. A ‘People’s Vote’ will also be held during the grant period, where two of the six grantees will receive an additional $40,000 in funding. Winners of the ‘People’s Vote’ are selected by nib members and the wider public. To support nib Foundation’s intention of building strong and meaningful partnerships, the duration of the grant is flexible.

To be eligible, organisations must be:

  • Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the ATO, and;
  • Endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the ATO (or be a tax exempt entity)

The grants’ priority prevention areas target modifiable risk factors that have the potential to prevent ill health including:

  • Healthy habits – reducing smoking and harmful drinking, gambling, gaming, or screen-time
  • Well-being – maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle through physical activity and healthy diet
  • Mental health – raising awareness and promoting the value of self-care, healthy relationships, peer support and social connections
  • Sleep – promoting the importance of sleep as a protective health factor and helping people establish good sleep habits
  • Maintaining health – preemptively managing prevalent health conditions and risks

And, they encourage initiatives that satisfy one or more of the following:

  • Facilitate access to quality, reliable, current and targeted health information
  • Are informed by evidence to achieve health promoting behaviour change
  • Utilise effective and emerging digital health promotion techniques
  • Translate new evidence into practice in a way that is practical and sustainable
  • Operate within a strengths-based philosophy to empower and encourage good health
  • Improve the environment, culture, awareness or attitude surrounding a risk factor or health condition

Guidelines 

To apply, please download the Health Smart Grant Guidelines and complete an EOI Form

Applications

Further instructions and forms to apply are available from: www.nib.com.au/foundation/apply 

For further information please visit: NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants


Australia Post Community Grants

Australia Post

Closing: 17 July 2020

Not-for-profit community organisations are encouraged to apply for a 2020 Australia Post Community Grant, with funding of up to $10,000 available to each recipient. This year the initiative reflects Australia Post’s commitment and focus on mental health, with an emphasis on supporting projects that improve connection and mental well-being in local communities.

Australia Post invites applications for projects that:

  • Support mental health awareness and early intervention to help people understand more about how to stay mentally well
  • Increase opportunity for individuals to participate and connect within their communities
  • Strengthen connections to mental health support services

Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

Australia Post Community Grants FAQ's

Please direct any application queries to grants@auspost.com.au, or 1300 765 772.

Applications 

Australia Post 2020 Community Grants- Apply Now

Australia Post Community Grants Application Readiness Guide


QMHW Community Grants Program

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH)

Closed: 24 July 2020

The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) on behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) is offering small grants to organisations to host registered Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events and activities. The total value of the grant program is $95,000. Funding is designed to support events or activities for QLD Mental Heath Week (10-18 October) that:

  • Increase community awareness of, and engagement in, mental health and well-being
  • Promote education and understanding of mental illness
  • Foster inclusion of those living with mental illness, their families, carers, and support people

Applicants are encouraged to partner with mental health and other local organisations, as well as local councils to maximise the reach and impact of their QMHW event/activities.

Guidelines

Further recommendations and instructions to apply are available at QLD Mental Health Week Grant Guidelines.

For further information about the grants please contact QAMH on 07 3252 9411, or email: admin@qamh.org.au

Applications 

To apply please visit QLD Mental Health Week Grants Applications 


Future2 Make the Difference! Grants Program

Financial Planning Association of Australia

Closed: 20 July 2020

Future2 is the charitable foundation of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). Their mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of young Australians who need it most.

Applicants must identify and make contact with an FPA member who is willing to endorse their grant application.

The Future2 Foundation offers one year funding of up to AUD $10,000 to community organisations that work to improve the lives of young Australians who are socially, financially or physically disadvantaged.

Applications are invited from charities and not-for-profits with programs that address the needs of disadvantaged youth aged between 12 and 25. They can focus on any of the following areas:

  • Education, including skills training and leadership development
  • Engagement, including mentoring and juvenile justice programs
  • Employment, including work experience and job readiness training
  • Wellbeing, including remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence
  • Independent living and social inclusion.

Guidelines

More information on grant judgement criteria is available at Future2! Grant Criteria 2020.

Additional eligibility details and requirements can be accessed at the:  Future 2! Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have further questions please call 02 9220 4500 or email info@future2foundation.com.au.

Applications

Instructions for application are available at: How to Apply. All applications must be completed online through the online portal. 

Please create an account to commence your application.

If you require technical assistance, please contact eAwards on 1300 959 555 or email info@eawards.com.au.


QLD Community Road Safety Grants

Queensland Government

Closed:  31 July 2020, 5pm.

The Community Road Safety Grants (CRSG) Program is designed to support Queensland communities with the development and delivery of effective road safety education and awareness initiatives.

CRSG funding provides an opportunity for community organisations to produce local road safety initiatives that generate positive changes in behaviours and attitudes towards road safety.

Please consult the documents provided below for guidance and resources to apply. Planning is an essential part of your application’s success. Once you are familiar with the funding guidelines, register using the Community Road Safety Grants Online Portal to complete your application.

Further queries can be directed to the Community Road Safety Grants team by telephone: 1300 186 159, or Email: roadsafetygrants@tmr.qld.gov.au

CRSG Forms and Resources


Bennelong Foundation Grants

Bennelong Foundation

Closed: EOI closed 31 July 2020

The Bennelong Foundation supports organisations and projects in the areas of education, training and employment and community health and well-being. The foundation targets grant funding towards the following communities:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,
  • People with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage.

For this round funding priority will be given to projects that directly address recovery from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This could include projects that focus on building sustainable employment, or alleviating educational gaps for disadvantaged communities. Funding of up to $30 000 is available for organisations that carry Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Expressions of interest (EOI) close 5:00pm 31 July 2020. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a formal application up to 11 September 2020.

Guidelines

Please consult the following documents before submitting an EOI and subsequent Application:

Funding Areas

Key Criteria

Tips, Sample Forms & Documents

Important Dates

Applications

two-step process has been initiated for the Bennelong Foundation's bi-annual open granting rounds.  Step 1 is a submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI). Step 2 is an invited application for shortlisted submissions. The Foundation is only able to accept applications from organisations which carry Deductible Gift Recipient Status from the Australian Taxation Office.


Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants Program

Youngcare QLD

Closed: June 24 2020

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding aims to improve the quality of life for people with high physical care needs and assist them to remain living in their own home with loved ones.

The grants offer one-off funding of up to $10,000 to help those aged 16-65 with high physical care needs who are both living at home and at risk of entering inappropriate housing.

Top tip: If you are unsure about whether you can apply or not, please contact the Youngcare Connect team.

Guidelines

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact Youngcare on 1800 844 727 during business hours, or email youngcareconnect@youngcare.com.au and quote your submission number.

Applications

Youngcare's online grant application service uses the SmartyGrants platform. Please refer to the  Help Guide for Applicants or Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for further information on completing the application form. 


Queensland Government – Indigenous Languages Grants 2020

Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Closed: 6 October 2020

To commemorate 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Queensland Government launched the Inaugural Indigenous Languages Grants to highlight the importance of preserving and maintaining Australia’s First Nations languages. At the same time, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders worked in partnership with the Queensland Government to ensure that Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages in Queensland are strong, acknowledged, maintained and accessible to all Queenslanders.

Indigenous Languages Grants of up to $25,000 are now available for 2020 to eligible Queenslanders to support activities that help preserve and maintain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Guidelines 

To assist with your application for an Indigenous Languages Grant, please read the following documents:

Applications

Please direct further questions by phone: (07) 3003 6394, or email to: ilg@datsip.qld.gov.au


Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

Australian Government Department of Health and Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Closed: 7 October 2020

The Youth Action Project Grant Scheme (YAPGS), an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and FYA, aims to assist young people through the hardships posed by Covid19, natural disasters and ongoing challenges with mental health, employment and transportation. The program will provide grants between $5,000 and $20,000 towards projects that support young people (15-24 years) to develop resilience and recover from this period.

The YAPGS is open to both individuals and organizations, with two kinds of projects to be supported: 

  • New projects that recognise and uniquely respond to the hardship young people are facing now and will face in the future, and
  • Existing projects that provide a valuable on-going service to young people that require additional funding to adapt or continue that work through the impact of the current environment.

The projects must support young people aged 15-24, not be commercial and should conclude by June 18 2021.

All projects supporting youth will be considered. However, those that focus on employment, mental health, transportation, the impacts of COVID-19 and the Australian Bushfires will be prioritized.

Guidelines

Please visit the YAPGS website and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  page for further information to apply.

Applications

The form should take approximately two hours to complete. The FYA recommends that questions are copied into a document to complete, as the form cannot be saved as you go. 

If a written application is not accessible to you, the FYA is happy to receive it in either video or audio format. If this is your preference, please limit your responses to a maximum of two minutes per question and submit them in MP3 format (audio) or via a private Youtube link (video) to the team via fund@fya.org.au.


Brisbane City Council – Seniors Celebration Donation

Brisbane City Council

Closed: 12 October 2020

The Seniors Celebration Donation helps senior citizens’ groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. Funding amounts of $100 to $300 are available. 

Invitations are open to the following entities:

  • club or group providing activities for seniors that is not funded by other sources
  • seniors’ group that is part of other organisations.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in November 2020.

Guidelines and Applications

More information, criteria and instructions for application are available on the Grant guidelines

Further questions can be directed by phone to the Council on 07 3403 8888. Please ask to speak to the Grants Unit.


Groundswell 2020 Project Grants

Groundswell Giving

Closed: 12 October 2020

Groundswell is a Giving Circle created to respond to the climate crisis. With an aim to educate and empower a new groundswell of people to take climate action in their own lives, the organisation pools money to fund strategic, high-impact advocacy and solutions to alleviate climate change in Australia.

This grant round provides funding for specific climate advocacy projects carried out by people or organisations, such as an event, training, report, piece of polling, research or a communications tactic like advertising-

  • $40,000 Major grant
  • $10,000 Small grant

Projects should seek to:

  • Build the movement – activate new and strategic demographics or sectors to get involved in tackling the climate crisis;
  • Shift the money – dry up the pipeline of funding to fossil fuel companies;
  • Change the story – build urgency for stronger action from trusted voices in our community;
  • Change the politics – enable greater leadership within state and federal Governments.

Guidelines

Grants can only be made to Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) entities, or organisations that have a partnership agreement with a DGR1 entity. If you do not have DGR1 please get in contact with us. Please reach out to arielle@groundswellgiving.org with any questions.

Applications

Applications are available at: Groundswell Project/ Campaign Grant Application- October 2020


Movember Social Connections Challenge

Movember Foundation

Closed: 15 October 2020, 5pm AEST

With the impacts of COVID-19, Movember aims to further improve men’s mental health by launching the Social Connections Challenge. For the Challenge, Movember is looking for digital/technology-based solutions that are used to maintain men’s social connections and manage their isolation, while needing to be physically apart. The project seeks to address the mental health risks of vulnerable men by exploring innovative solutions that can potentially be scaled for long-term impact.

Where possible, Movember would look to invest in longer-term collaboration and co-development of ideas to build evidence of effective interventions.

Priority groups:

  • Older men who live alone
  • Men who have experienced recent relationship breakdown/family separation
  • Men undergoing treatment for prostate/testicular cancer who are experiencing social isolation
  • Bereaved men experiencing loss and managing grief while socially isolated
  • Men living with a mental health challenge who are at risk of substance misuse due to social isolation or who are in recovery
  • Young men affected by education interruption or unemployment due to the economic downturn
  • Men from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds who are unemployed and/or socially isolated

The goals for the Challenge are to:

  • Identify digital/technology-based solutions that work across different groups of men to increase their social connections
  • Demonstrate that increased social connections improve men’s mental health in building resilience post-COVID
  • Share and promote knowledge of potential solutions through digital and technological platforms
  • Strengthen existing relationships/networks particularly during times of social distancing

There will be two stages of the Challenge: the first stage is the cultivation of innovative ideas (ideation) that can be shared; the second stage is the investment in the co-development of a select number of the ideas that have potential for further development and scaling.

Guidelines

Click here for all the exciting details and full Social Connections Challenge Criteria.

Applications

Applications can be made through Movember's Online Portal.

Please visit the Social Connections Challenge website for further information. 


Deafness Foundation 2021 Grants

The Deafness Foundation

Closed: 31 October 2020

The Deafness Foundation focuses on the well-being and equality for people who are deaf and hard of hearing and puts this at the forefront of everything they work towards. They aim to achieve this by highlighting: access; awareness; diagnosis; treatment and prevention. Grant applications are now open for projects that benefit people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Criteria includes:

  • The project is innovative.
  • The project is achievable in a clearly specified time, usually 1 year and not more than two years.
  • The project has clearly defined assessment criteria for monitoring and reporting.
  • The organisation applying for the grant has an ABN.
  • The organisation applying for the grant has a proven ability to manage funds.
  • The application includes comprehensive and accurate estimates of costs supported by quotes.
  • The application includes the endorsement and signature of the senior person of the organisation.
  • The application includes two independent referees who can attest to the value of the project in respect of all eligible applications the referees may be approached by the Deafness Foundation.
  • The application is received by the closing date.

The Deafness Foundation Annual Report includes examples of previous projects. For further information, please contact:

Sylvia Rosemond, Executive Officer: E:  management@deafness.org.au ; B:  03 9738 2909

Guidelines

The Deafness Foundation will assess applications against the grant criteria. Prospective applicant should complete the Grants Application Form (please see below link). The completed Grants Application Form and supporting evidence should be  submitted to grants@deafness.org.au

Applications

Application Forms are available from: Deafness 2021 Grants Application Forms


The Gulf Area Social Development Trust Grants

Queensland Community Foundation 

Closed: 9 November 2020

The Gulf Area Community Social Development Trust is a QCF sub-fund established by the Queensland Government.

Grants from the fund promote the interests and welfare of residents of the Gulf Area Community by supporting  programs and initiatives that encourage educational, health, cultural and social development. Projects must service the communities of Burke Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council and Mornington Shire Council.

Grants up to a maximum of $30,000 may be applied for. 

Guidelines

Applications open only to charitable organisations that have Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR1) status from the Australian Taxation Office. To confirm your DGR 1 status, enter your ABN at the Australian Business Register (ABR) ABN search tool

Organisations that do not have DGR status, but would like to apply for funding, are encouraged to collaborate with a funding partner that holds the relevant DGR status.

Applications

Applications can be downloaded from : Gulf-Trust-Application-Form-2020-2021

For more information please contact Kate Kyle, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, on 04796 7892 email kate.kyle@datsip.qld.gov.au.


Ansvar Insurance’s Community Education Program

Ansvar Insurance

Closed: 16 November 2020

Ansvar’s Community Education Program provides a range of grants to organisations that support Australian youth through education and life skills programs. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to registered not-for-profit organisations that assist young people through delivery of projects in two categories – Empowerment and Education, and Outreach and Support:

Categories:

  • Empowerment and Education: programs which provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community.
  • Outreach and Support: programs that support youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as drug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training.

Please note, Organisations are required to be registered not-for-profits with DGR status to apply.

Guidelines 

  1. Before you start your online application process it's very important to review the applications general information; eligibility criteria, application assessment elements, the application questions and more here.
  2. Complete the 2020/ 2021 Community Education Program Grants application through this online portal. Please complete all questions, any additional marketing materials that were not requested will not be assessed.
  3. Provide a copy of your organisation’s annual accounts for the last financial year with your application.
  4. Submit your application online by 5pm (AEST) Monday 16th November 2020

Applications

Click here to start your application through the Community Education Program online portal. 


Creativity Australia With One Voice Choir Grants

Creativity Australia 

Closed: 20 November 2020

Creativity Australia is offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups that wish to start a With One Voice choir in their community. Applications are open to community-based groups/organisations with an interest in building healthier, happier, more inclusive communities that nurture connections between people.

The With One Voice movement is about strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice. The movement is more than just singing with your local community choir. It is an opportunity to create real connections between the people in your community. It’s about building bridges between those who are experiencing disadvantage and those more fortunate, and creating opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds and situations to learn from one another and help each other.

Interested parties are asked to submit an Expression of Interest application as a first step towards consideration.

Guidelines

Please ensure you have read the following information before beginning an application: Information-Kit-for-starting-a-With-One-Voice-program.

Those interested are also required to  speak to one of Creativity Australia’s staff about your application before starting to ensure eligibility, suitability and that you can submit the best application possible. Please call the office on 03 8679 6088 to speak with a team member.

Applications

Please visit With One Voice Start-Up EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to begin your application. 

Further information can be found on Creativity Australia's With One Voice Choir website. 


 

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