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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.

If you have been affected by Coronavirus, details on the announced assistance is available on our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance page.

If you have been affected by the ongoing drought or the recent bushfires, a list of available grants and assitance is available on our dedicated Drought Assistance and Bushfire Assistance pages.

Supporting Younger Veterans - 2022 Grant Closes: 20th of January 2022 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $150,000 Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=856edda3-fc03-4923-823c-dc5a0d45f863

These grants are for practical projects and activities that support the needs of younger veterans (military service post–1999) and their families as they leave the Australian Defence Force and integrate back into civilian life.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • deliver services to the younger veterans’ community that build community capacity for the future and complement services already provided by the Commonwealth
  • expand on existing or well established services offered to the younger veterans’ community to new regions within Australia or in development of new services that will be offered in more than one location
  • raise awareness of the important issues faced by the younger veterans’ community.

For the purposes of the SYV Grants Program, the ‘younger veterans’ community’ is defined as Australian veterans with post–1999 military service, and their families.

Applications will be considered in two categories:

  • Small grants (up to $50,000) for local, community-based small-scale projects and activities.  
  • Large grants ($50,001 to $150,000) for projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad scale benefit to the younger veteran community.

The vast majority of grants offered under this grant opportunity will be for small grants.

To be eligible, applicants must be an ex-service organisation, or non-ex-service organisation working in partnership with an ex-service organisation.

Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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Veteran and Community Grants Grant Closes: 20th of January 2022 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $150,000 Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=ab012244-0c37-4d16-8660-49fe92269c66

This funding program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.
The intended outcomes of the program are to deliver projects that:

  • are sustainable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community
  • increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community to engage in social and community activities and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

Under this grant opportunity, practical projects and activities that support safe, accessible environments for veterans and their families to enable social connection and positive engagement to improve wellbeing are encouraged. This includes small-scale non-capital infrastructure projects.

Applications will be considered under 2 grant categories:

  • Small grants (up to $50,000) - Practical projects and activities that support safe, accessible environments for veterans and their families to enable social connection and positive engagement to improve wellbeing are encouraged.
  • Large grants ($50,001 to $150,000)- Projects that deliver wellbeing support services and activities of broad-scale benefit to the veteran community.

To be eligible, applicants must be an ex-service organisation, or non-ex-service organisation working in partnership with an ex-service organisation.

Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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Toyota Good for Footy Gear Grants Grant Closes: 24th of January 2022 Value: Up to $1,600 Run By: Toyota Further Information: https://www.toyota.com.au/community/partnerships/afl-aflw/gear

Toyota are helping women and girls around Australia by providing them with the right uniform and/or apparel. They are offering offering 100 kits to 100 clubs, by providing grants to purchase new uniforms designed specifically for female footballers.

A grant can be used for apparel and/or uniform such as:

  • Female football jumpers; and/or
  • Female football shorts

Where more than the maximum grant to a team’s Project cost may be required, specific cases of hardship or special
circumstances will be considered. Teams must include details of these special circumstances within the application for
consideration.

Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program Grant Closes: 28th of January 2022 - 2:00 pm Run By: Australian Government Department of Health Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=1ffdf78d-2930-43d6-ae52-76a0afde5940

This grant opportunity will fund a single organisation to undertake a national leadership role in suicide prevention and provide relevant support to the suicide prevention sector in Australia.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • facilitating partnerships to reduce the stigma around mental illness and suicide, and supporting the inclusion of people with lived experience in suicide prevention;
  • building ongoing capacity in the suicide prevention sector by improving linkages, networks and cooperation among the mental health and suicide prevention sector, PHNs, community-based organisations, research institutions and the Australian Government;
  • working with all organisations funded under the program to encourage collaboration and information-sharing, with a focus on preventing duplication and strengthening services;
  • facilitating relationships between organisations funded through this program and PHNs;
  • identifying partners and building networks with appropriate representatives of at risk populations and communities, for example peak bodies, to develop, strengthen, and support suicide prevention activity in these populations and communities;
  • providing opportunities for sector collaboration and information sharing through conferences or similar events; including hosting an annual national suicide prevention conference;
  • providing information and feedback to the Australian Government on behalf of the suicide prevention sector;
  • developing, maintaining and administering an accreditation program to support organisations to implement safe, high quality and effective suicide prevention activities in Australia;
  • developing evidence-based guidance and resources for the suicide prevention sector and other relevant sectors
  • working in close collaboration with research institutes and organisations,, to ensure the translation of suicide prevention research to the sector
Last Updated: 22nd of December 2021
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Before and After School Care Fund - Transport Grant Grant Next Round Opened: 25th of October 2021 Next Round Closes: 28th of January 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $85,000 Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/primary-schools/before-and-after-school-care/grants#%3Cstrong%3ETransport3

The Transport Grant funds transport solutions to increase access to Before and After School Care services. Access for students in small, regional, and rural schools is a particular priority with this grant.

The objectives of the Transport Grant are to:

  1. Support transportation solutions that can reasonably be expected to increase or maintain the number of approved before and after school care (BASC) places for NSW government primary school children
  2. Support transportation solutions that can reasonably be expected to increase access to BASC places for NSW government primary schools

This is a competitive grant program, which will be run across two rounds in 2021. 
Round 1 - 12 July 2021 to 24 September 2021
Round 2 - 25 October 2021 to 28 January 2022

Last Updated: 19th of July 2021
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Regional Youth Radio Program Grant Closes: 28th of January 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: $2,500 to $20,000 Run By: NSW Department of Regional NSW Further Information: https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/regional-youth-radio

The funding will support new projects enabling young people living in regional NSW to lead and participate in youth radio and podcasting activities such as training and skills development, program or content creation, essential equipment and minor capital works to support youth radio, broadcasting and podcasting programs.

The Regional Youth Radio Program aims to increase young people’s participation in activities that strengthen their opportunities to have a voice, as well as their connection and belonging to their communities.

Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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ARTC Sponsorships and donations Grant Current Round Closes: 31st of January 2022 Value: $1,000 to $4,000 Run By: Australian Rail Track Corporation Further Information: https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/opportunities/sponsorships-and-donations/

This program provides funding to the communities that are home to Inland Rail to support short-term or one-off initiatives such as:

  • sponsoring local festivals and celebrations
  • upgrading sporting facilities
  • purchasing new laptops for students
  • supporting health and wellbeing groups
  • mentoring programs
  • hosting guest speakers
Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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National Disability Conference Initiative - 2022-23 Grant Closes: 1st of February 2022 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services Further Information: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/national-disability-conference-initiative-2022-23

This grant opportunity provides grants to conference organisers to assist people with disability participate in nationally focused, disability related, conferences held in Australia. Grants will support eligible conference organisers to provide accessibility measures that will maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conference.

The outcomes of the NDCI that are expected to be achieved by this grant funding round are:

  • greater awareness of Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–31 launched on 3 December 2021
  • people with disability are provided with greater opportunities to participate in all areas of Australian life by assisting them and their carers with the costs of participating in disability related conferences that might otherwise be inaccessible to them
  • greater participation and inclusion of people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.
Last Updated: 17th of January 2022
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The Harcourts Foundation Grant Current Round Closes: 3rd of February 2022 Value: Unspecified Run By: The Harcourts Foundation Further Information: https://harcourtsfoundation.org/australia/

As the foundation's purpose is “To provide support that helps, grows, and enriches our communities”, they have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based charitable organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

Because most of the funding for The Harcourts Foundation is generously provided by Harcourts offices, they will only consider applications from groups for a specific event, project, item, or initiative where Harcourts has an office.

Last Updated: 21st of November 2021
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The Honda Foundation Grant Closes: 4th of February 2022 Value: Undisclosed Run By: The Honda Foundation Further Information: https://www.thehondafoundation.com.au/application

The Honda Foundation is funded by contributions from Honda Australia, private donors and more than 100 dealerships across the country. More than $10 million has so far been donated to hundreds of very worthy causes, including empowering disadvantaged Australians, providing relief for victims of natural disasters and supporting the development of new technologies and research to fight disease.

The Honda Foundation acts as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues. These include:

  • Supporting the disadvantaged, disabled or those suffering from illness
  • Relief for victims of natural disasters
  • Promotion of innovation and new technologies
  • The promotion, development and preservation of Australian culture

The Honda Foundation also provides a 12-month Loan Vehicle Program which includes registration, insurance and all servicing costs, and is capped at 20 loan vehicles at any one time.

Last Updated: 22nd of April 2021
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Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program Grant Runs: Twice a year Next Round Opened: 1st of December 2021 Next Round Closes: 5th of February 2022 Value: Up to $15,000 Run By: Sisters of Charity Foundation Further Information: https://sistersofcharityfoundation.com.au/applying-for-grants/

The Sisters of Charity Foundation provides charity grants of up to $10,000 to organisations that use clever ways to fight poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression, but struggle to find funding.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation favours programs that:

  • restore hope and build dignity
  • fall between the cracks of other funding sources
  • are not associated with well established organisations with significant reserves and or are not capable of raising their own funds
  • are not eligible for funding from government or other sources.

 

Last Updated: 22nd of April 2021
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Supporting People With Cancer Grant - 2022 Grant Closes: 7th of February 2022 - 2:00 pm Value: Up to $120,000 Run By: Cancer Australia Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=8e094f76-ec58-4658-8777-85faabeac814

This initative will fund evidence-based projects to reduce the impact of cancer and better support people affected by cancer. It aims to support people affected by cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

Community organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations supporting people affected by cancer can apply for grants of up to $120,000 (GST exclusive) over a three-year period (2022-2025). Grants for projects to be conducted over a period less than 3 years should not exceed $40,000 (GST exclusive) per annum.

Last Updated: 22nd of December 2021
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Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants Grant Closes: 7th of February 2022 Value: $500 to $5,000 Run By: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Further Information: https://aboriginal.org.au/grants/

The Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

Priority for funding is typically given in the following categories:

1. Seeding grants:

  • to research the relevance and value of new projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists – preference is given to small and intermediate sized projects that may be ineligible for support from other organisations.
  • to facilitate schemes or projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists which are of benefit to Aboriginal health, welfare or education which have potential for wider application.

2. One-off grants in support of:

  • health and well being of artists and their families
  • education through art projects which will benefit individual or community health and well being
  • individuals and communities, with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists, to meet special needs
Last Updated: 18th of October 2021
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National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Program – Career Needs for Young People Grant Grant Closes: 7th of February 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: $20,000 to $350,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=712a96d3-3249-43ce-86cf-7e225b9c35ea

The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants for up to 12 months to enhance partnerships with industry, employers and schools to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives for this round of the program are to:

  • create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for young people not in education, employment or training
  • contribute to an evidence base for addressing the needs of young people who are disengaged from education, employment or training
  • enhance partnerships between employers, training providers, schools and community organisations that assist disengaged young people into further learning and work, including jobs in demand.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help young people reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding by young people of the skills sought by employers
  • stronger collaboration in the delivery of career guidance to young people
  • improved quality of career guidance to young people.
     
Last Updated: 22nd of December 2021
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Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream - Round Six Grant Closes: 10th of February 2022 Value: $5,000 to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/building-better-regions-fund-community-investments-stream-round-6

This program funds projects that create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.

The Community Investments Stream funds new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

Projects must be completed by the 31st of December 2024.

For most projects, grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of eligible project costs, depending on your location.

Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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Centre of Excellence Fund Grant Closes: 11th of February 2022 - 1:00 pm Value: $5 Million to $15 Million Run By: NSW Government Office of Sport Further Information: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/centre-of-excellence-fund

The Centre of Excellence Fund (the Fund) is a key sporting initiative of the Budget, aimed at improving talent pathways and community engagement for all sporting codes.

Centres of Excellence will feature multi-purpose facilities, enabling sports to bridge the gap between elite sport and the general community and expand their community programs and outcomes. The Fund will assist eligible organisations to develop integrated facilities that include high-performance training and administration areas to assist talent identification and development opportunities. The Fund focuses on infrastructure that delivers the best outcomes for the community and ensures that the best possible value for money is achieved.

The primary objectives of the Fund are to:

  • Provide elite performance sport infrastructure
  • Support talent identification and development pathways (i.e. athletes moving from pre-elite to elite)  
  • Support the enhancement of dedicated female programs and facilities to improve pathways for women and girls, in line with the NSW Government’s women in sport strategy Her Sport Her Way
  • Improve the level of community engagement e.g. an increase in the number of community health and wellbeing education workshops held at a Centre of Excellence

Secondary objectives of the Fund are to:

  • Create multi-purpose and multi-use facility components
  • Create inclusive facilities that meet the needs of females, people with disability, First Nations peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities   
  • Establish a diversified funding model
  • Improve operational sustainability  
  • Promote and incorporate environmental sustainability and climate resiliency into design, construction and operation
  • Promote innovation in sports science, sports medicine and technology  
  • Promote partnerships that maximise outcomes
Last Updated: 21st of November 2021
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Access to Justice Innovation Fund Grant Closes: 11th of February 2022 Value: $50,000 to $250,000 Run By: NSW Department of Communities and Justice Further Information: https://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/lsb/Pages/access-to-justice-innovation-fund.aspx

The Access to Justice Innovation Fund provides grants to support innovative projects designed to improve the way legal problems are solved. The Fund is part of our Civil Justice Action Plan, which aims to help remove the barriers that prevent common disputes from being resolved quickly and fairly.

Applicants need to demonstrate how your low cost, high impact project can reduce barriers to the justice system, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged communities.

Priority will be given to proposals addressing access to justice concerns for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Regional and remote communities
  • Communities experiencing disadvantage.

Projects could include those that aim to:

  • explore new approaches to the delivery of legal assistance services and the resolution of legal problems
  • help people to navigate and access the justice system
  • promote collaborative approaches to reducing barriers to justice
  • demonstrate how technology can improve access to, and user experience of, the justice system.
Last Updated: 17th of January 2022
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James N Kirby Foundation Small Grants - 2022 Grant Opened: 1st of November 2021 Closes: 14th of February 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: $3,000 to $15,000 Run By: James N Kirby Foundation Further Information: https://www.kirbyfoundation.com.au/eligibility-criteria/how-to-apply/

The James N Kirby Foundation provides grants that impact not only towards the future educational and technical development of young Australians, but also on the health and welfare of many Australians in need as well as The Arts and The Environment. Since its inception, the family has continued to contribute funds and to date has donated nearly $21 million across a broad charitable spectrum, and is committed to distributing approximately $1m in grants each year.

Applications for Small Grants are open from 1 November to 14 February each year. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within a month of the Board Meeting held in May. It is preferable for applicants to apply earlier in the process rather than leaving it to the last minute at the end of February.

Last Updated: 7th of October 2021
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Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program Planning and Prioritisation Grant Closes: 16th of February 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: Unspecified Run By: Australian Government Department of Health Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=5bd17611-ed5a-4eaf-a1cf-9f020df652dd

This program provides funding for organisations to provide information to inform distribution targets set in grant agreements with the RACGP and ACCRM for delivery of the AGPT Program. The analysis produced through this activity will be a key input to AGPT Program training placement decisions that balance current and future community need, current and future training capacity, and registrar preferences.

The AGPT Program is a postgraduate vocational training program for medical practitioners wishing to pursue a career in general practice and/or rural and remote medicine in Australia. The AGPT Program is a three to four-year training program that offers 1,500 training places each year. Selection into the AGPT Program is a competitive merit-based process.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are for grant recipients to work within specified Primary Health Network (PHN) boundaries to:

  • Deliver robust, independent, evidence-based recommendations to the Department on AGPT training placement priorities at the GP catchment level, to meet the community’s current and future GP workforce needs.
  • For each PHN region, document the analysis underlying recommendations: current and future community health needs, current training capacity, requirements to develop future training capacity, and pathways for registrars to complete all training within the region.
  • Foster collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the PHN region to integrate their data, insights and expertise into the formulation of advice
Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital Grant Current Round Closes: 22nd of February 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Further Information: https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/strengthening-rural-communities/

The Strengthening Rural Communities program gives small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity. Grants are available for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Applications from not-for-profit organisations in communities of fewer than 15,000 people are prioritised, particularly those communities whose size, remoteness and relative access to services, funding, and resources present particular ongoing challenges. The Strengthening Rural Communities program accepts applications any time. FRRR considers applications and makes grant distributions on a quarterly basis.

Last Updated: 2nd of January 2022
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