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Before and After School Care Fund - Establishment Grant Grant Current Round Opened: 4th of April 2022 Current Round Closes: 27th of May 2022 Value: Up to $40,000 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%3EEstablishment2

The Establishment Grant Program is designed to encourage and support the establishment of new before and after school care services to increase the number of approved BASC places for NSW Government primary school children.

The total funding pool available through the Establishment Grant Program is $4,000,000 (including GST). Applicants may seek up to $40,000 (including GST) to support establishment and operating expenses. 

This is a competitive grant program, which will be run across four rounds in 2021 as follows:

Round 1 - 12 July 2021 to 27 August 2021
Round 2 - 27 September 2021 to 26 November 2021
Round 3 - 3 January 2022 to 25 February 2022
Round 4 - 4 April 2022 to 27 May 2022

Last Updated: 2nd of May 2022
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Deaf Children Australia - Youth Grants Grant Closes: 14th of June 2022 Value: Up to $2,500 Run By: Deaf Children Australia Further Information: https://www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au/youth-grants/

This grant supports youth aged between 15 and 23 years old who are deaf or hard of hearing to achieve a personal goal or project.

The stories of grant recipients will inspire other deaf or hard of hearing youth to achieve their full potential.

The successful applicants’ projects should illustrate opportunities for personal development and benefits for the Deaf, hard of hearing, or wider Australian community.

Projects can be based on:

  • Personal development
  • Deaf community and Culture
  • Leadership Challenges
  • Education
  • Representing local, state or national teams
  • Life Experience
Last Updated: 2nd of May 2022
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Local Sporting Champions Grant Closes: 30th of June 2022 Value: $500 to $750 Run By: Sport Australia Further Information: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

This program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Between $500 and $750 is available towards the cost of attending their championships as follows:.

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50
Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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The Mazda Foundation Grant Current Round Closes: 30th of September 2022 Value: Undisclosed Run By: Mazda Foundation Further Information: http://mazdafoundation.org.au/obtaining-funding/

The foundation provides funding for two priority areas:

1. Children with physical &/or mental disabilities
Projects by community based organisations to support children with physical and/or mental disabilities or their carers, particularly projects seeking to address social isolation experienced by such children and their carers (Not including research projects).

2. Elderly people suffering mental disabilities

Projects by community based organisations to support elderly people suffering from mental disabilities (including dementia) or their carers, particularly projects seeking to address social isolation experienced by such elderly persons and their carers (Not including research projects).

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program Extension Grant Closes: 30th of June 2022 - 2:00 pm (extended) Value: Unspecified Run By: Australian Government Department of Health Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=410cfd78-dacf-4668-a14c-d4f25d4a410d

The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program Extension will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 1 year in 2021-22. The Program will assist Residential Aged Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers.

Eligible applicants can apply for funding for each impacted service for the periods between the date on which the resident, staff member or client is tested for COVID-19 and the date on which direct COVID-19 impacts are resolved (i.e. no infected or isolated residents, staff members or clients). 

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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Regional Filming Fund Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $100,000 Run By: Screen NSW Further Information: https://screen.nsw.gov.au/funding/production-support/regional-filming-fund-rff

The Regional Filming Fund offsets costs associated with shooting in regional areas of NSW.

The fund supports the production of Australian projects in the following categories:

  • feature films
  • content-rich factual and documentary television or web programs and series
  • adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web
  • series and telemovies
  • animation productions
  • creative interactive screen entertainment

Applicants may request up to 35% of the budgeted NSW Regional Spend. NSW Regional Spend is the total of the below the line shooting expenses directly associated with filming in regional NSW. Eligible NSW Regional Spend expenses are limited to:

  • location fees
  • travel (for cast and crew traveling from other parts of NSW)
  • accommodation
  • per diems
  • local suppliers & services (e.g. construction contractors, security, traffic control etc.)
  • catering
  • salaries for regionally based cast and crew

Regional spend does not include any above-the-line expenses (including development expenses),
indirect costs, company overheads, contingency or post-production expenses.

Regional NSW is defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro area (excluding the ACT).

Applications are received on an ongoing basis, with a decision being provided between four and six weeks from the lodgement of your application.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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Local Government Road Safety Program Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Unspecified Run By: Transport for NSW Further Information: https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/lgr/grant-programs/local-government-road-safety-program.html

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) works in partnership with local councils to co-fund Safety Officer (RSO) positions and contribute funding to LGRSP projects targeting road safety issues at a local level.
The objectives of the LGRSP are:

  • Raise the profile of road safety within local government areas (LGAs)
  • Create a road safety culture within the local community
  • Consult with internal council stakeholders, in particular through the Local Traffic Committee and relevant local businesses, other government agencies and community organisations, which is integral to the delivery of effective road safety initiatives.
  • Deliver regional, state and national road safety initiatives within the local context
  • Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based projects aimed at influencing behaviour to improve road safety in local communities
  • Promote, encourage and support the adoption the ‘Safe System’ approach to road safety and integrate this within the strategic planning framework for local councils i.e work with engineers to promote safe system initiatives and treatments
  • Facilitate the involvement of local businesses, other government agencies and community groups/clubs in community road safety

Co-funding is available for approved councils to:

  • Employ an RSO (see Section 6) whose tasks will include applying for road safety project funding (up to the amount approved by TfNSW)
  • Support road safety projects (see Section 5) to address identified road safety issues in the LGA (up to the amount approved by TfNSW).

The Local Government Road Safety Program provides:

  • Professional support for local councils to address local road safety issues
  • Funding to support a dedicated behavioural road safety role to your LGA
  • Project funding for behavioural and safer system road safety projects

Councils choosing not to employ an RSO can apply for road safety project funding of up to 50 per cent of the cost of the project. This could include a HR component for the cost of personnel to plan and deliver the project. 

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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Startup Travel Stipend Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $2,000 Run By: NSW Government Further Information: https://www.nsw.gov.au/support-for-startups/regional#toc-startup-travel-stipend

Regional recipients of the Minimum Viable Product grant can now claim up to $2000 to help them travel for an innovation-related purpose.

The stipend removes cost barriers that would otherwise prevent an early-stage startup from participating in innovation-related meetings, programs or events at the Sydney Startup Hub launch or run through the Local Innovation Network.

This helps to ensure regional entrepreneurs can access the full benefits of the NSW Government’s investment in creating sustainable innovation communities.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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Pride Foundation Australia - Small Grants Grant Current Round Closes: 11th of July 2022 Value: Up to $750 Run By: Pride Foundation Australia Further Information: https://pridefoundation.org.au/small-grants/

This Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. The project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

There will be three small grant rounds in 2022, with the following closing dates:

  • Round 1 closes Monday March 7th, 2022
  • Round 2 closes Monday July 11th, 2022
  • Round 3 closes Monday November 14th, 2022

They welcome applications that are particularly creative and innovative, and those that are put forward by individuals, communities and organisations that have not received small grant funding in the previous 2 years. They regard favourably projects that work as partnerships between individuals and organisations.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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Clean Technology Commercialisation Grants Grant Closes: 3rd of June 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: $250,000 to $5 Million Run By: NSW Government Energy Saver Further Information: https://www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au/reducing-emissions-nsw/net-zero-industry-and-innovation/clean-technology-innovation/clean-technology-commercialisation-grants

The NSW Government has established the Clean Technology Commercialisation Grants to accelerate the commercialisation and scaling up of proven clean technology innovations for trade in Australian and international markets. Funded by the Climate Change Fund, these competitive grants will help unlock the next wave of low emissions technologies needed for NSW to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

The grants are designed to support low emission technologies, services and processes that have a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 to 9 and a Commercial Readiness Index (CRI) less than 5 in NSW. The types of activities funded by these grants include:

  • full-scale pilots and demonstration projects in operational environments to prove commercial and technical viability to customers, investors or strategic partners
  • engaging external professionals to provide commercialisation guidance such as identifying market opportunities, or developing business models, cost-down strategies, market entry and regulatory approval pathways or intellectual property (IP) management plans
  • scaling production, marketing or other activities to support customer sales in Australian and international markets
  • engaging a senior experienced executive to fill a key gap in the management team, which is essential to achieving commercialisation outcomes.

The technology innovations supported through the Clean Technology Innovation focus area will be guided by the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer’s Decarbonisation Innovation Study.3. The decarbonisation priority areas outlined in this study, and are the prioritised for these grants are:

  • electrification and energy systems – accelerating renewable energy solutions and supporting the uptake of electrification in other sectors
  • land and primary industries – coordinating and aligning efforts in the next wave of sustainable primary industry practices as the sector contributes a significant proportions of NSW emissions
  • power fuels including hydrogen – growing an environmentally sustainable NSW power fuels industry and unlocking decarbonisation opportunities for many hard to abate sectors beyond 2030.

The application and assessment process consists of two stages: an initial EOI, followed by full application. Shortlisted EOIs will be invited to submit a full application.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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In a Good Place Grants - 2022 Grant Closes: 25th of May 2022 Value: Up to $20,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Further Information: https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/in-a-good-place/

The In a Good Place program gives small remote, rural and regional communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of community-driven projects, services, activities or initiatives, which clearly and directly focus on strengthening mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable community members who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues.

The program aims to support a range of approaches that are preventative or responsive in nature, reduce social isolation by increasing social participation and connectedness, and reduce stigma surrounding mental health by encouraging open discussion and supporting self-help-seeking.

EOIs will be accepted until 5pm on the 25th of May 2022, and selected organisations will be invited to make a full application by the 15th of June 2022.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $2,000 Run By: SafeWork NSW Further Information: Quad bike and SSV rebates

The NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate is designed to support farmers and businesses in NSW improve quad bike safety by investing in key safety items.

Both primary (farmers) and non-primary producers who operate a quad bike or side-by-side vehicle (SSV) to undertake regular tasks in the workplace are be able to apply for this rebate program.

An eligible business can access up to $2,000 in rebates, for any combination of the following eligible safety solutions:
- Up to $2,000 for each agricultural side-by-side vehicle (SSV)
- Up to $600 for each Quadbar ™ or ATV Lifeguard Operator Protective Device (OPD)
- Up to $90 for each helmet compliant to AS/NZS1698:2006, NZS8600:2002, UNECE22.05

Workers may be eligible for a $90 rebate towards the purchase of one compliant helmet.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2022
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Koala Critical Habitat Protection Community Grants - Round 1 Grant Closes: 15th of July 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: $50,000 to $200,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=c0614b9e-6014-46b5-835b-481e3a4f7b06

The Koala Conservation and Protection – Community Grants: Round 1 grant opportunity (the program) will run over 2 years from 2022-23 to 2023-24. This program will invest up to $5 million and includes opportunities for co-contributions, boosting the total value of assistance delivered. The program will provide grants of up to $200,000 for small-scale community projects and local activities that support the recovery and protection of the listed Koala (combined populations of Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory).

The intention is to run a second round of community grants beginning in 2023-24.

The objective of this program is to support community-led conservation and recovery efforts to improve the trajectory of the listed Koala (combined populations of Queensland, NSW and the ACT).

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • improve the extent, quality and connectivity of the nationally listed Koala’s habitat and reduce local threats
  • increase understanding and management of disease and injury affecting Koala health and lift capability in on-ground care, treatment and triage of Koalas, and
  • improve data and knowledge of Koala populations and health across their range, to support effective decision making and conservation action.


Last Updated: 19th of April 2022
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Foundation Partner for National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration Grant Closes: 3rd of June 2022 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $2.5 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=9db9121d-609e-4597-a76c-e107424f7af0

The Department of Social Services (the department) is seeking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to undertake foundational work, in the role of a ‘Foundation Partner’, to undertake functions to inform the establishment of a Nexus Centre. Initial funding of $2.5 million (GST exclusive) to 30 June 2024 is available for the Foundation Partner to deliver the first phase of work prior to the establishment of a Nexus Centre.

Establishing a Nexus Centre is a multi-stage process. The detailed design the Foundation Partner develops under this grant opportunity will inform future funding of the next stage of implementing a fully operational Nexus Centre.

This is a single grant opportunity to one provider or a consortium.

The Foundation Partner will:

  • bring in key leaders across relevant sectors and government who can drive the Nexus Centre’s agenda through investment and partnerships
  • build consensus for, and design, a fully operational Nexus Centre based on the objectives and outcomes outlined in these Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • deliver a range of foundational infrastructure activities
  • develop arrangements for the transition to a longer-term funding base and governance structure to ensure the Centre’s longevity beyond 30 June 2024.

The Nexus Centre is envisaged to be an independent, non-government entity established with bi partisan support that is focused on working with and across governments, communities and other stakeholders around Australia to amplify the effects of place-based initiatives and drive change at the systems level.
The values and benefits sought by a Nexus Centre have been described as:

  • acting as an independent voice with integrity, and having the sole interest in the success of place-based approaches
  • championing change, in both government and communities, by offering an external, independent view, and supporting and amplifying messages for change
  • acting as a relationship broker, being a voice to all parties, speaking truth from a more objective, external point of view, building and maintain communities of practice, share learnings, and translate between communities and government to build a shared agenda
  • providing expertise not available in government or communities for success across numerous relevant fields
  • providing support for communities in a culturally appropriate, flexible and adaptable way, including accommodating community-led governance styles and structures
  • providing long term continuity beyond government and communities’ cycles of change
  • offering project delivery assurance, to both government and communities, by being committed and held to outcomes
  • building capacity in collective impact and other skill areas across the system.
Last Updated: 19th of April 2022
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Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round Three Grant Closes: 2nd of June 2022 - 5:00 pm Value: $100,000 to $480,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=6405a69c-59d2-4fda-b8cb-561ed019f84e

The program will provide targeted support through grants on a co-contribution basis to female owned and led startups to scale into domestic and/or global markets.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • stimulate private sector investments into innovative startups led by women
  • help women entrepreneurs overcome barriers to accessing finance and support necessary to scale their startups
  • enable female founders to scale-up, expand into domestic and/or global markets, and become self-sufficient
  • boost the economy through increasing the diversity of startup founders.
Last Updated: 19th of April 2022
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