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Young Achiever Awards Award Closes: 25th of October 2021 Run By: Awards Australia Further Information: https://awardsaustralia.com/youngachieverawards/

The Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia up to and including 29 years of age.

These awards recognise excellence in seven categories:

  • Leadership Award
  • Aboriginal Education Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Indigenous Achievement Award
  • Small Business Achiever Award
  • Creative Design Award
  • Online Achievement Award

3 finalists are selected for each category to attend the gala presentation dinner in May. The winner for each category receives a trophy and $2,000 in prizes.

Last Updated: 25th of September 2021
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Australian Heritage Grants 2021–2022 Grant Closes: 28th of October 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $25,000 to $400,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=0e2d0567-4600-4a46-b750-66613e460eb5

The Australian Heritage Grants Program aims to improve recognition, conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. The program also aims to increase community engagement and raise awareness of listed sites.

Australian Heritage Grants funds projects that support places on Australia's National Heritage List through:

  • improved recognition
  • access conservation
  • preservation
  • community engagement

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • improved recognition, conservation and preservation of National Heritage List place values, and access to National Heritage listed places
  • enriched appreciation of the values of listed National Heritage places through improved community engagement.
Last Updated: 25th of September 2021
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Residential Aged Care COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Support Grant Grant Closes: 29th of October 2021 - 2:00 am Value: Based on number of employees Run By: Australian Government Department of Health Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=df941169-b2ab-43d6-8b3f-58e61545f60a

The Residential Aged Care Employee Support Grant seeks to support the Residential Aged Care Sector in ensuring that all staff within a residential aged care facility are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine whilst minimising the financial impact on the residential aged care provider and the individual employee.

The program will contribute towards costs incurred by eligible residential aged care providers (Providers) supplying or facilitating COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. Providers can apply for financial support in any or all of the following three categories:

  • Category 1: payment for each casual staff member’s off-site vaccination (maximum of 2 doses/payments per casual staff member). This payment is a contribution towards the time casual staff are absent from the facility to receive their COVID-19 vaccination at an off-site vaccination clinic; and/or
  • Category 2: one day of paid leave for casual staff (not eligible for entitlements) receiving an on or off-site vaccination, who were rostered on for a shift within 24 - 48 hrs after receiving a vaccination, but suffered side effects from the vaccination and were unable to attend work for this reason; and/or
  • Category 3: facilitation of either on or off-site vaccinations for all staff (e.g. transport costs or arranging for groups of staff to be vaccinated off-site).

Providers must ensure payments received under categories one and two are provided to casual staff members in full.
Eligible staff members include:

  • Categories 1, 2 and 3: casual staff for whom the residential aged care facility is their primary place of work in the aged care sector and have been rostered on in the preceding four weeks, unless they were on annual or sick leave.
  • Category 3: all staff directly employed by the Provider.


The financial support available is dependent on the category as follows:

  • Category 1 - A payment per dose for each casual staff member’s off-site vaccination (maximum of 2 doses/payments per casual staff member)- $80.00
  • Category 2 - One day of paid leave per casual staff member suffering from side effects following a COVID-19 vaccination - $185.00
  • Category 3 - A payment per residential aged care facility to facilitate staff vaccinations (either on or off-site) - $500.00
Last Updated: 18th of July 2021
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Hesta Impact Awards Award 2022 Awards Close: 31st of October 2021 Run By: Hesta Further Information: https://www.hesta.com.au/awards/impact-awards.html

Recognises individuals, teams and organisations who are having a positive impact on the world by driving improved outcomes across areas such as equality, sustainability, health, diversity and inclusion.

Last Updated: 23rd of October 2020
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ARTC Sponsorships and donations Grant Current Round Closes: 31st of October 2021 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: 5th of August 2021
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Landcare Awards Award Closes: 31st of October 2021 (extended) Run By: Landcare Further Information: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcare-awards-2021/

Landcare Awards which recognises individuals and community groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape. The Landcare Awards support the sharing of knowledge and achievements while promoting leadership and resilience in communities.

Last Updated: 21st of June 2021
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The Harcourts Foundation Grant Current Round Closes: 3rd of November 2021 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: 5th of May 2021
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Circular Solar Grants - Phase 2 Grant Closes: 4th of November 2021 Value: $100,000 to $3.5 Million Run By: Environment Protection Authority Further Information: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/infrastructure-fund/circular-solar-trials

To prepare for the emerging waste stream created by solar panels, the Circular solar grant program supports collaborative ‘whole-of-supply chain’ projects that trial managing end-of-life solar panels and/or battery systems within a circular economy framework.

A total of $7 million is available in Phase 2 of the Circular Solar grants program for eligible projects. Funding is available as a single stream. Project proposals can only be submitted under one of the three categories with the following funding request caps:

  1. New infrastructure and expansions - up to $3.5 million
  2. Research and development for reuse, second hand or refurbished items, and market development for recovered materials - $100,000 to $1 million
  3. Collection and recovery logistics - $500,000 to $1 million

Priorities under this program are to:

  • reduce solar panel and associated battery waste entering landfill in NSW
  • promote circular economy models for managing waste at end-of-life
  • increase the capability and capacity of industry to recover and reprocess end-of-life solar panels and associated large energy storage system batteries.
  • improve the recyclability/reusability/refurbish potential by using high-value recovery and/or processing technologies
  • develop secondary markets for resources recovered from solar panels and batteries
  • update standards for reuse of solar panel and battery systems that are still functioning efficiently after being decommissioned
  • grow cost-effective recovery logistic models
  • partnerships that deliver end-to-end solutions across the whole supply chain
  • create immediate and ongoing job creation and economic activity
Last Updated: 25th of September 2021
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Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative Grant Closes: 5th of November 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $250,000 to $5 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/building-resilient-regional-leaders-initiative

The purpose of the program is to support current and emerging regional leaders to further develop their leadership and resilience skills, enabling them to become strong local voices who can help sustain regional Australia’s recovery from COVID-19, bushfires and other crises, and contribute to their region’s long-term resilience. Local leaders have a significant role to play in boosting the resilience and vibrancy of their communities. The program is place-based and intended to meet local needs. 

The objectives of the program are to:

  • deliver place-based leadership training to support current and emerging regional leaders to develop leadership and resilience skills
  • facilitate the development of networks between current and emerging regional leaders, mentors and other experts where appropriate to help maximise the impacts of the training over the long-term
  • provide participants with opportunities and techniques to develop deeper connections within their regions.

The intended outcomes of the program for participants and communities are:

  • improved capacity and capability among participants to support their regions’ economic and social wellbeing, especially through future challenges
  • enhanced community and business engagement, particularly with issues of resilience
  • increased resilience and adaptability of communities.

You may propose one or more project locations up to a maximum of 10. You will need to demonstrate in your response to the assessment criteria (section 6.1) why the chosen region(s) would benefit from the intended project. Linking your application to an identified region’s expression of interest is not mandatory.

The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure. Cash or in-kind contributions to your project are not required but are encouraged noting that in-kind contributions do not constitute eligible expenditure. Other funding can come from any source excluding other Commonwealth government grants. A project that receives funding from another Commonwealth government grant cannot be funded.

Last Updated: 25th of September 2021
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Aboriginal Families as Teachers Grant Closes: 5th of November 2021 Value: Undisclosed Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/aboriginal-families-as-teachers

The Aboriginal Families as Teachers program aims to support Aboriginal families to build a rich home learning environment. Through working directly with families and collaborating with early childhood education services, the Aboriginal Families as Teachers program has been developed to encourage early learning and participation in a quality early childhood education program in the years before school.

The program has six core objectives:

  • support Aboriginal families to provide developmentally rich home learning environments for young children birth to five years
  • promote literacy and numeracy rich home learning environments
  • build families’ confidence in their ability to support the healthy development and learning of their children
  • support Aboriginal children and their families for successful transitions to school
  • promote the importance of early childhood education within families and communities, including participation in a quality early childhood education program for 600 hours in the year before school (at a minimum)
  • support Aboriginal children’s developmental outcomes across all five domains (physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language).

To be eligible to apply for Aboriginal Families as Teachers program Round 1, organisations must plan to deliver the program in eligible communities and meet one of the following criteria:

  • be an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation or business
  • be a previous recipient of the Aboriginal Families as Teachers program funding
Last Updated: 25th of September 2021
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Indigenous Youth Connection to Culture Grant Closes: 5th of November 2021 - 11:30 pm Value: $20,000 to $400,000 Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=baf7458f-7603-4940-8969-9c4264707a52

This program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to build stronger connections to their culture, families and Elders and in doing so strengthen resilience through identity, self-esteem and connection. It will support Indigenous youth to co-design activities with their Elders, which build leadership skills and promote youth voices. The IYCC anticipates producing a range of short and long-term benefits to individuals and communities, including a reduction in the risk of suicide in participating communities.

Applicants can apply for funding for activities for from 2020/ 2021 to June 2024 and the maximum grant period is 2.5 years.

Last Updated: 18th of October 2021
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Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity – Inclusive Communities Grants Grant Closes: 7th of November 2021 Value: Up to $360,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=db6d5abe-ae78-4fd7-a2e7-12b3eb39ed99

These Grants aim to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people to participate socially and economically through local community-driven solutions that build self-reliance and empowerment. The Grants will focus on supporting people of working age (15-64 years) in geographic areas of high socio-economic disadvantage across all states and territories. This includes addressing barriers to participating in community activities, reducing social isolation, developing soft skills and promoting social and economic participation through funding projects that support:

  • the development of young people aged 12-18 who are, or are at risk of, disengagement, marginalisation and having limited engagement with education/training.
  • people with disabilities and/or mental health issues to participate in their community, and become/remain independent and engaged.
  • vulnerable women who are, or at risk of, isolation or discrimination to participate in their community and increase their sense of self agency and empowerment.
  • people who are unemployed to address individual barriers to employment and increase their capacity to engage with existing employment/training services and/or work towards gaining employment.
Last Updated: 7th of October 2021
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Grants to End Homelessness Grant EOIs Close: 8th of November 2021 Value: $5,000 to $50,000 Run By: Mercy Foundation Further Information: https://www.mercyfoundation.com.au/social-justice-grants/grants-to-end-homelessness/

Funding is available for seeding initiatives, services, projects, advocacy and research that contribute to ending homelessness by supporting housing solutions.

For this year's program, projects that focus on ending and preventing women's homelessness, especially chronic homelessness. An episode of homelessness lasting 6 months or more or multiple episodes is considered chronic homelessness.

If your EOI is successful, you will be invited to submit a full application.

Last Updated: 18th of August 2021
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Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Hubs and Technologies Program - Technologies Stream Grant Opened: 11th of October 2021 Closes: 8th of November 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $1 Million to $30 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=783dad6f-ba63-4ca3-8684-5139983cd328

The Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Hubs and Technologies Program  will support deploying CCUS1 at scale through co-funding of innovative advancements in CCUS technologies, and the development of commercial scale CCUS assets and shared hub infrastructure. It also seeks to support cost reductions associated with storage site selection and development.

The program will be delivered through two streams, the $150 million Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Technologies Stream and the $100 million Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Hubs Stream.

The Technologies stream will focus on supporting collaboration and innovation in CCUS technologies and the identification and development of viable CO2 storage sites, especially where these may support development of Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs or clean LNG production facilities.

The CCUS Technologies Stream will be delivered through three focus areas:
a) researching, developing or commercialising carbon capture and storage technologies
b) researching, developing or commercialising CO2 utilisation technologies
c) feasibility and geological studies into new potential CO2 storage locations.

The objectives of this stream are to:

  • drive cost reductions in deploying CCUS at scale through innovative advancements in CCUS technologies  
  • progress the deployment of CCUS projects from R&D towards commercial operation  
  • foster domestic and international collaboration to research, develop or commercialise carbon capture and storage, and carbon utilisation technologies with export potential (either through the export of the technologies themselves, or through the export of clean or low carbon products, services or offsets)
  • improve the understanding of viable large-scale CCS hub sites in Australia, especially where these are in proximity to potential Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs or clean LNG production facilities
  • increase Australia’s capabilities in ramping up CO2 abatement in the long-term
Last Updated: 4th of October 2021
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ABC Trailblazers 2022 Grant Closes: 10th of November 2021 Run By: ABC Further Information: https://www.abc.net.au/heywire/2022-trailblazers--open-for-applications/13570228

Trailblazers is an opportunity for people, aged from 18 to 28 who are driving positive social change projects in their regional communities and to have their work celebrated nationally.

Individuals and groups of up to three, aged 18-28, who are initiating projects that create positive change in their communities can apply. They want to hear from people with a commitment to making regional Australia even better, from community leaders to social entrepreneurs, advocates to event organisers.

Successful applicants receive a broad range of support that includes having their story told on the ABC, exclusive access to the Trailblazer Development Fund and mentoring programs to help empower young regional leaders to share their stories and build their leadership capacity.

 

Last Updated: 13th of October 2021
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