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Please note that while we update our lists of available grants regularly, this is not a comprehensive list and closing dates and details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

Resilient Australia Awards - 2024 Award Opened: 8th of March 2024 Closes: 31st of May 2024 Run By: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience Further Information: https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards/

The Resilient Australia Awards celebrate and promote initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies around Australia as well as capture and share examples of resilience in action.

The awards recognise collaboration and innovative thinking across a broad range of sectors and initiatives that strengthen disaster resilience with communities, institutions, and the private sector. Innovative models and approaches that create sustainable change are highly regarded.

The awards endorse a wide range of initiatives; with past projects centred around risk assessment and mitigation, planning and preparation, and response and recovery.

Submissions for the 2024 awards program must relate to projects or initiatives that commenced after 1 January 2022 or demonstrate significant outcomes or enhancements since 1 January 2022. 

The Resilient Australia Awards is proudly sponsored by the Australian Government in partnership with states and territories and managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR).

Last Updated: 18th of March 2024
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Prime Minister's National Veteran Employment Awards 2024 Award Opened: 3rd of April 2024 Closes: 31st of May 2024 Run By: Department of Veterans Affairs Further Information: https://www.veteransemployment.gov.au/awards

The Awards recognise the achievements of Australian organisations that make significant contributions to the employment of veterans and partners, as well as celebrating the achievements of individual veteran and partner employees and entrepreneurs.

Categories for Individuals:

  • Veteran Employee of the Year
  • Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Partner Employee of the Year
  • Partner Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Veteran and/or Partner Employment

Categories for Organisations:

  • Employer of the Year – Small
  • Employer of the Year – Medium
  • Employer of the Year – Large
  • Excellence in Supporting Veteran and/or Partner Employment - National
  • Excellence in Supporting Veteran and/or Partner Employment - Regional
  • Outstanding Employer of the Year
Last Updated: 13th of April 2024
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Award - 2025 Award Closes: 1st of June 2024 - 11:59 pm Value: Up to $20,000 Run By: Australian Academy of Science Further Information: https://www.science.org.au/supporting-science/awards-and-opportunities/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-scientist-award

The award recognises research in the physical and biological sciences, allowing interdisciplinary and sociocultural research that could straddle the social sciences and humanities, by outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students and early- and mid-career scientists. It aims to support their research and/or the expansion and growth of their research networks and international knowledge exchange through visits to relevant international centres of research.

Awards will be for up to $20,000, with additional support provided to attend the Academy's biennial Science at the Shine Dome event.

Last Updated: 19th of March 2024
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Australian Biosecurity Awards 2024 Award Opened: 29th of April 2024 Closes: 10th of June 2024 - 9:00 am Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Further Information: https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/australian-biosecurity-awards

The Australian Biosecurity Awards recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have shown a commitment to supporting and promoting Australia’s biosecurity and the systems that underpin it.

Award categories:

  • Dr David Banks Biosecurity Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dr Kim Ritman Award for Science and Innovation
  • First Nations Award for Excellence in Biosecurity
  • Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year
  • Industry
  • Government
  • Environmental Biosecurity
  • Community
  • Education
Last Updated: 6th of May 2024
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards - 2024 Grant Closes: 14th of June 2024 - 5:00 pm Run By: The Centre for Volunteering Further Information: https://www.volunteering.com.au/volunteer-awards/

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are an annual program aimed at recognising the incredible dedication, effort and community service of our state’s volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer teams. The Awards program has grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering in Australia.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Club Volunteer of the Year
  • Employee Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Leader of the Year
  • Not-for-Profit Voluntary Governance Award
Last Updated: 30th of April 2024
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Workforce Incentives Program (WIP) - Doctor Stream Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: $3,600 to $60,000 per year Run By: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

The WIP Doctor Stream makes direct payments to doctors who deliver eligible services in eligible locations.

The WIP Doctor Stream aims to encourage doctors to practise in regional rural and remote communities. It also promotes careers in rural medicine by providing financial incentives. For doctors to receive incentive payments, they must provide eligible services in eligible locations. We determine the locations using the Modified Monash Model (MM 2019) geographical classification system.

You can receive incentive payments of between $3,600 and $60,000 per year, depending on activity levels, location,  how long a doctor has been part of the program and, from 1 January 2024, a doctor’s vocational registration status.

It uses 2 systems to assess and pay these financial incentives:

Some doctors may provide services under both payment systems.

Payments are based on:

  • activity levels within eligible locations
  • how long a doctor has been part of the program and, from 1 January 2024
  • a doctor’s vocational registration status (starting from 1 January 2024).

The WIP Doctor Stream replaced the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) in early 2020.

Last Updated: 28th of February 2024
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Agristarter Loans Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $2 Million Run By: Australian Government Regional Investment Corporation Further Information: https://www.ric.gov.au/agristarter

Agristarter Loans provide farmers with loans to either assist them in starting their own farming business or to plan for and implement succession arrangements.

There are 2 kinds of Agristarter loans:

  • first farmer - loans for indivduals seeking to purchase, establish or develop a farm business in which they will hold the sole or controlling interest
  • sucession - loans for farm businesses planning for, or undertaking succesion arrangements

Loans may be used to:

  • buy an existing farm business
  • establish a new farm business
  • buy out relatives during farm business succession
  • pay costs associated with the succession planning process
  • pay for legal costs or stamp duty
Last Updated: 28th of February 2024
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