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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs - September 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

Move It Aus - Better Ageing
Closes: 31 October 2018 :00pm AEST
Value: Up to $2 Million
Run By: Australian Institute of Sport

As part of the More Choices for a Longer Life package, the Australian Government is investing $22.9 million over two years from 2018-19, to increase participation in physical activity among Australians aged 65 years and older, which will contribute to improving their overall health and wellbeing.

The objectives of this Program are to:

  • get inactive older Australians active;
  • enhance older Australians’ understanding of the benefits of regular physical activity including physical and mental wellbeing, and the benefits of social connectedness; and
  • enhance the capability and capacity of organisations and staff responsible for deliveringage-appropriate activities to older Australians.

Fostering Integration Grants
Closes: 9th of November 2018 - 2:00pm AEDT
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open process to apply to deliver services under the Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program – Fostering Integration Grants from 2018-19 to 2019-2020.

Australia is a successful multicultural nation and the Department of Home Affairs continues to nurture our socially cohesive society by supporting the integration of migrants. The Fostering Integration Grants Program supports migrants to integrate into Australia by:

  • encouraging the social and economic participation of migrants by developing skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civil life, and build community resilience
  • promoting and encouraging the uptake of Australian values and liberal democracy and amplifying the value of Australian citizenship
  • addressing issues within Australian communities that show potential for, or early signs of, low social integration
  • promoting a greater understanding and tolerance of racial, religious and cultural diversity.

Award Programs

NSW Farmer of the Year
Runs: Annually
2018 Applications Close: 26th of September 2018
Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries
The Award is designed to showcase the NSW primary industries sector by recognising excellence in farming, acknowledging farmers who combine Work Health and Safety and environmental sustainable practices with profitable production and encouraging innovation, research and leadership in farming.

Student Innovation Award
Runs: Annually
2018 Applications Close: 30th of September 2018
Run By: Gunnedah Show Society
eIMEx will provide the opportunity for businesses and organisations involved with Energy, Innovation and/or Mining to showcase their products and services from indoor and outdoor sites. The Student Innovation Award is open to full-time students in high school or tertiary education, free to enter and open to any type of innovation.

Science and Innovation Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 12th of October 2018 5pm AEDT
Run By: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in the agriculture sector who have an original project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.

Clunies Ross Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 26th of October 2018 2pm
Run By: ATSE
The Clunies Ross Awards have a proud 27-year tradition of recognising contributions by dedicated individuals who have shared their vision and knowledge with others to apply technology for the benefit of Australia.

Rural Women's Award
Runs: Annually
2018 Applications Close: 31 October 2018 at 11pm AEDT
Run By: AgriFutures
The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

Telstra Business Women's Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 8th of November 2018
Run By: Telstra
Now in its twenty-third year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards program is Australia’s longest running and  one of the most esteemed women’s awards programs. Recognising and rewarding the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s and Asia’s most inspirational business women, the Awards empower women to take pride in their achievements and encourage them to set bold new goals for the future.

NSW Women of the Year Awards
Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 11th of November 2018
Run By: NSW Government Family and Community Services
The NSW Women of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, communities and society. The Awards profile women who have demonstrated excellence in their career and elsewhere, women who make significant contributions in their community and young women whose achievements make them leaders in changing the social and business landscape.

Prime Minister’s Veterans Employment Awards

Runs: Annually
2019 Applications Close: 29th of November 2018 2pm
Run By: Australian Government
The awards celebrate businesses of all types and sizes that employ and support veterans and spouses of current serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members.  They also want to celebrate and recognise the significant achievements being made by veterans in the workplace and veterans who’ve built on their ADF experience to start up or take on a successful business.

Australasian Reporting Awards
Runs: Annually
2018 Awards Open: 1st of October 2018

2018 Awards Close: 7th of December 2018. Entries for reports for the Financial Year ending 31 December 2018 will close on 31 January 2019
Value: Awards Program with advice
Run By: The Australasian Reporting Awards
The Australasian Reporting Awards provide all organisations that produce an annual report an opportunity to benchmark their annual reports against the ARA criteria which are based on world best practice.

Closing in September

St. George Foundation Community Grants

Closes: 28th of September 2018
Value: Up to $50,000
Run By: St George Foundation
These grants invest in projects that will improve the lives of children in Australia who are physically, socially or economically disadvantaged; Partner with small community organisations who attract little funding from government and who aren’t big enough to generate significant fundraising income on their own.

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.

Celebrating Our Cultural Diversity Grants
Funding Rounds Close: 28th of September 2018, 14th of December 2018 and 25th of February 2019
Value: Up to $40,000 depending on grant type
Run By: NSW Government - Multicultural NSW
The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program invests in community projects, events and activities that foster community harmony and celebrate cultural diversity as a precious part of our identity and way of life.

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills
Closing date: 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.

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.

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.

The Harcourts Foundation
Closing date: Current round closes 30th of September 2018
Next round opens:1st of October 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.

Closing in October

First Gens Program
Closes: 7th of October 2018
Value: In-kind support and up to $25,000 depending on selection
Run By: ygap
ygap’s First Gens program supports migrant and refugee led social impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in disadvantage in Australia.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
Next round closes: 15th 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.

Infrastructure Grants
Round Three: Opens 2nd of October, Closes 22nd October 2018
Value: Up to $300,000 depending on project type
Run By: NSW Government Office of Responsible Gambling
The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural and emergency preparedness projects.

Local Sporting Champions (LSC) Program
Closes: 31st of October 2018
Value: $500-$750
Run By: Ausport
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

HP Kids Fund
Closes: 22nd of October 2018 (Four Rounds per year)
Value: 50 $10,000 grants
Run By: HP
Accepting applications from school teachers and principals, these grants can be used towards the purchase of HP technology to encourage STEM learning and development in the classroom.

Move It Aus - Better Ageing
Closes: 31 October 2018 :00pm AEST
Value: Up to $2 Million
Run By: Australian Institute of Sport
The Better Ageing Grant Program aims to increase levels of physical activity of Australians aged 65+, particularly those least active, to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Closing in November

Fostering Integration Grants
Closes: 9th of November 2018 - 2:00pm AEDT
Value: $10,000 to $50,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs is offering grants for activities that nurture our socially cohesive society by supporting the integration of migrants.

ANZAC Community Grants
Closes: 11th of November 2018
Value: Up to $2,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
The Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP) provides small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women.

Community War Memorials Fund
Closes: Round 1: 11th of November 2018; Round 2: 25th of April 2019
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
The fund helps conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW and inlcudes conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

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.

Closing Later and Ongoing

Veteran and Community Grants
Closes: Ongoing Rounds until 28th of February 2019
Value: Up to $4,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
The objective of the Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

Community War Memorials Fund
Closes: Round 1: 11th of November 2018; Round 2: 25th of April 2019
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Department of Vetrans Affairs
The fund helps conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW and inlcudes conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

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.

State Heritage Emergency Works
Closing date: Ongoing
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.

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.

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.

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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