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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs - June 2018

Welcome to our new Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Program Newsletter where you will find details of selected grant submissions from around the region for Community Projects and Award Programs.

Due to the number of grants that are available, we now send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs, rather than the one combined newsletter.

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below and if you are looking for a grant between newsletters, have a look at the grants area of our website which is updated weekly: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/grants-and-funding-opportunities.php

If you need some facts and figures for your applications, a range of data for our region is also available on our website here: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/regional-data.php

Featured Grants

Youth Opportunities
Closes: 5pm 16th of July 2018
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: NSW Government Family and Community Services

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on giving young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills, including life skills and healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and providing volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training.

Organisations seeking project funding from the Youth Opportunities program are to involve young people in all aspects of the project (initiating, leading, managing and participating). Projects which are genuinely youth-led and youth-driven are those initiated by young people in response to what they have said they need. They are seeking applications which address young people’s identified needs in an innovative way and increase young people’s connections to the community. Organisations must speak with young people and involve them in developing the project proposal prior to submitting an application.

Canon Oceania Grants
Closing date: 20th of July 2018
Value: Up to $5,000 including case and products
Run By: Canon

In the spirit of their guiding philosophy of Kyosei - living and working together for the common good, Canon has proudly supported community and environmental groups throughout Oceania for the last 11 years.
This program supports schools, not-for-profit and community groups who are addressing both social and environmental issues in their community and inspiring change for future generations.

Canon are offering seven grants, each worth $5,000 of Canon equipment and money in-kind across Australia in the following categories:
1 x Environmental Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Education/School Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Community/social Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Runner-up Grant - $1,000 product

Award Programs

Narrabri Chamber Business Awards
Runs: Annually
2018 Nominations Close: 29th of June 2018
Run By: Narrabri and District Chamber of Commerce
Recoginising quality businesses in the Narrabri District each year, winners will be celebrated at a gala dinner on the 8th of September 2018 at the Crossing Theatre.

Indigenous Governance Awards
Runs: Bi-Annually
2018 Applications Close: 30th of June 2018
Run By: Reconciliation Australia
The Indigenous Governance Awards are about sharing success from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations around Australia.The national awards highlight success in Indigenous Australia—strong leadership, good management, effective partnerships and brave, creative thinking.

Uralla Shire Business Chamber Excellence Awards
Runs: Annually
2018 Nominations Close: 4th of July 2018
Run By: Uralla Shire Business Chamber
Celebrating its inaugural awards this year, these awards recognise excellence in service to the Uralla community by businesses and individuals.

Armidale Regional Business Awards
Runs: Annually
2018 Nominations Close: 6th of July 2018
Run By: Armidale Business Chamber
These awards celebrate the businesses and employees that are acheiving outstanding outcomes through nineteen awards.

Gunnedah Business and Service Awards
Runs: Annually
2018 Nominations Close: 20th of July 2018
Run By: Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce
These awards recognise the individual efforts of people who provide exceptional service to the community and to their employer and colleagues with eighteen categories

National Economic Development Awards for Excellence
Runs: Annually
2018 Applications Close: 23rd of July 2018
Run By: Economic Development Australia
The National Awards for Economic Development Excellence are Australia’s only annual awards for economic development professionals.

Closing in June

The Harcourts Foundation
Closing date: Current round closes 30th of June 2018
Next round opens:1st of July 2018
Value: Unspecified
Run By: The Harcourts Foundation
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.

Dreams for a Better World - Community Grants
Opens: All rounds open 15th of February 2018
Closes: Round One: 13th of April, Round two: 29th of June Round 3: 14th September
Value: $5,000 to $50,000 depending on rank in round and year final
Run By: SunSuper
Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to their community and they have a $150,000 annual grant pool to help make it happen.

State Heritage Emergency Works
Closing date: 30th of June 2018
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
To avert immediate risk of further damage caused by unexpected events to the heritage values of a State Heritage Register-listed item or item with a current Interim Heritage Order.

Financial Literacy Australia Grants Program
Closing date: End of June 2018
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: Financial Literacy Australia
The Financial Literacy Australia (FLA) Grants program supports not-for-profit organisations to advance financial literacy in Australia.

Closing in July

Google Impact Challenge Australia 2018
Closes: 6th of July 2018
Value: Four Winners receive $1M and six runners-up will receive $250K each in grant funding and all receive support from Google.
Run By: Google
The Google.org Impact Challenge searches for and supports the next generation of Australians whose innovative ideas for change are making an impact locally and globally.

Enhancing Country Health Outcomes
Closes: 9th of July 5pm AEST 2018
Value: $50,000 to $150,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The program provides targeted funds for charitable initiatives delivered by not-for-profit organisations that strengthen, improve accessibility and retain quality and contextually appropriate primary health care services in local communities.

ANZ Staff Foundation
Rounds Close: 15th of July 5:00PM (AEST) and 15th of January 5:00PM (AEDT) each year
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: ANZ
The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.

Youth Opportunities
Closes: 5pm 16th of July 2018
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: NSW Government Family and Community Services
The Youth Opportunities program provides grants to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

Grassroots Grants
Closing date: 18th of July 2018 12-noon AEST
Value: $5,000 to $50,000
Run By: Aussie Farmers Foundation
Grassroots grants are offered to eligible organisations running projects directly benefitting rural and regional communities in Australia.

Canon Oceania Grants
Closing date: 20th of July 2018
Value: Up to $5,000 including case and products
Run By: Canon
This program supports schools, not-for-profit and community groups who are addressing both social and environmental issues in their community and inspiring change for future generations.

Dreams for a Better World - Business Grants
Closes: 27th of July 2018
Value: $5,000 to $15,000 depending on rank in round and year final
Run By: SunSuper
Dream big and you could receive a grant to help your business address local issues like housing affordability, unemployment, sustainability, mental health issues or even help boost your local economy. As long as your dream has a direct positive impact on an Australian community they want to hear from you.

Closing in August

The Honda Foundation
Closes: Current round closes 10th of August 2018
Run By: The Honda Foundation
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.

In a Good Place
Opens: 9th of July 2018
Closes: 20th of August 2018
Value: Up to $20,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
In a Good Place supports rural, regional and remote communities in their efforts to strengthen the mental health of at-risk and vulnerable members of their communities via projects, services or activities that are preventative or responsive in nature and which are designed to engage those less likely, unable due to distance and isolation, or ineligible to participate in mainstream mental health services.

Closing Later and Ongoing

The Mazda Foundation
Closes: 30th of September 2018
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Mazda Foundation
Projects by community based organisations to support children with physical and/or mental disabilities and elderly people suggering mental disabilities or their carers, particularly projects seeking to address social isolation experienced by such children and their carers.

Try, Test and Learn Fund

Closes: Ongoing applications until 28 September 2018 2pm ACT Local Time
Value: $500,000 to $5,000,000
Run By: Department of Social Services
Funding to deliver trials of new or innovative approaches to assist some of the most vulnerable in society into stable, sustainable employment.

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills
Closing date: Round Three - 27th of July; 28th of September
Value: $2,500 to $15,000
Run By: Good Things Foundation on behalf of the Australian Government
The Be Connected Network is a national network of community organisations who will support older Australians to thrive in a digital world. Good Things Foundation is inviting all partners who have registered 24 people onto the Be Connected website (12 people if you’re in an outer regional, remote or very remote area), with or without having received an activation grant.

Sisters of Charity Community Grants Program

Closes: 30th of September 2018
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Sisters of Charity Foundation
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.

Project Development Grants
Closes: 30th of September 2018
Value: $2,500 tp $7,500
Run By: Museums and Galleries of NSW
Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
Closes: Next round closes15th of October 2018
Value: Up to $500,000 - averages at $50,000
Run By: Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
The Foundation provides funding for community projects in the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, Mid North Coast, New England and Northern Rivers areas of NSW.

Cadbury Fundraiser Community Grants
Closing date: 16th of November 2018
Value: Up to $500
Run By: Cadbury
The intention of the grant program is to support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.

ANZ Staff Foundation
Rounds Close: 15th of January 5:00PM (AEDT) and 15th of July 5:00PM (AEST) each year
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: ANZ
The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities.

Matana Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: No specified minimum or maximum, most grants are between $1,000 and $10,000
Run By: Matana Foundation
Matana’s focus is on improving the welfare and wellbeing of young people from severely disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, or whose concerns and issues are not readily funded from other sources.

Doing Good Grants
Closing date: Ongoing rounds
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: The Good Guys
The Good Guys Doing Good Grants program aims to support local sporting clubs and local schools deliver grass roots activities, programs and infrastructure that contribute to happy and healthy lives. Local clubs and schools are encouraged to apply.

Education Small Grants
Closing date: Ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: The Sidney Myer Fund and the Myer Foundation
The Education Small Grants Program aims to provide a quick response to community needs, and supports projects that aim to improve educational outcomes for 0-25 year olds

English Family Foundation - Ingnitor Fund
Closes: Applications are ongoing
Value: Up to $100,000
Run By: Englisht Family Foundation
Under this grant program the foundation are seeking to support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities and who are now looking to build capacity to overcome the challenges of taking their concept to scale to be impact investment ready.

Small Grants for Rural Communities
Closes: Various
Value: Up to $5,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.

Festivals Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund

Closing: Various
Value: Dependant on the grant applied for
Run By: Australia Council for the Arts
Supports the inclusion of an arts project at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to produce and present an arts activity.

Australian Communities Foundation
Closes: Various dates
Value: Dependant on grant
Run by: Australian Communities Foundation
Supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year. Grants are made domestically and internationally through Australian registered charitable organisations for specific projects, or for purposes that support the ongoing activities of those organisations.

Google Ad Grants
Closes: Applications are ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000 per month
Run By: Google
Empowers nonprofit organisations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google search result pages.

Quick Response Grants
Closing date: Applications are Ongoing
Value: Up to $1,500
Run By: Regional Arts NSW
Offers funding for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program
Closing date: Ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation
Supports strategies to benefit Australian communities and aims to alleviate the negative effects of poverty and disadvantage; demonstrate new ideas about how to address poverty and disadvantage; strengthen communities’ abilities to deal with poverty and disadvantage.

National Cultural Heritage Account
Closes: Applications are ongoing on a case-by-case basis
Value: $500,000 is available each year
Run By: Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts
Helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford. Australian cultural institutions can apply for funding. This includes museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, historic buildings, national trusts and local history museums and galleries, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for sacred/secret material.

ClubGRANTS
Closes: Various
Value: Dependant on grant applied for
Run By: Club Grants
Clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $4,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
Designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

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