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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs - April 2021


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Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Program Newsletter where you will find details of grant and funding programs that are available for the Northern Inland Region for community based projects and social enterprises.

Due to the number of grants that are available, we send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs. These newsletters are a free service that we provide, and can you can add the Business and Infrastructure Grants newsletter to your subscriptions by filling your details into the subscription form in the footer of our website: www.rdani.org.au

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

Please note the below information is intended as a guide only. Closing dates and other details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

Featured Grants

Community Building Partnership
Closes: 14th of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $5,000 to $150,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Premier and Cabinet

This program funds infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

In 2021, there is a maximum of $300,000 to allocate in each electorate. Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils are eligible to apply for grants of between $5000 and $150,000. The average grant awarded is around $20,000.

Projects with contributions from their own, or other sources, will be considered favourably. Local councils, including their section 355 committees, are required to provide matched funding to the CBP grants.

As total funding will be divided equally among the state electorates of NSW, applications will be assessed against other proposed projects within the same electorate.

 

Feed Appeal - Rural Major Projects
Closes: 22nd of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $25,000 to $50,000
Run By: Feed Appeal

Funding in the Rural Major Projects Program is focussed on supporting charities with a major infrastructure, capital investment, transportation and/or logistics project. Projects must directly impact and improve your food relief program and help build the organisations capacity.

When applying for a Rural Major Project Grant organisations must demonstrate that the funding will do one or more of the following:

  • Significantly increase capacity and/or capability of current food relief program
  • Support delivery of a new food relief program for an identified and quantified need in the local community
  • Increase the reach of organisations current food relief program into areas in need
  • Improve economic, operational and/or functional efficiencies of food relief programs

Award Programs

The Australian Business Awards
Closes: 29th of April 2021
Run By: Awardbase
Recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, experience management, business sustainability, product and technology innovation.

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
Closes: 28th of May 2021 - 7:00 pm
Run By: The Australian Museum
Rewards excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

Reilient Australia Awards
Closes: 3rd of June 2021
Run By: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
Celebrates and promotes initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies as well as images capturing resilience in action.

Australian Training Awards
Closes: 30th of June 2021
Run By: Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
These awards recognise individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Volunteer of the Year Awards
Closes: 9th of July 2021 - 5:00 pm
Run By: The Centre for Volunteering
Recognises the efforts of our state’s volunteers though one of the largest celebrations of volunteering in Australia.

Regional Achievement and Community Awards
Opens: 8th of June 2021
Closes: 11th of August 2021
Run By: Awards Australia
These awards encourage, acknowledge, and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses make to regional NSW.

Closing in April

Investing in Women
Closes: 23rd of April 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Up to $100,000 Depending of project stage
Run By: Women NSW
Suppiorts projects that improve women's employment, health and social engagement,

Volunteer Grants - MP Nominations
Closes: 28th of April 2021 - 5:00 pm Varies by Federal Electorate
Value: $1,000 to $5,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Social Services
This program provides support to volunteer based community organisations.

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions 2021
Closes: 29th of April 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $1,500 to $20,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, funds to help young Australians to take part in STEM activities and events.

Closing in June

Community Funding Program
Closes: 1st of May 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Supports individuals and groups to make a positive contribution to communities in the Liverpool Plains Shire.

Community Connectivity Assistance Grants
Closes: 2nd of May 2021
Value: Up to $2,400
Run By: Armidale Regional Council
Funding to purchase equipment, implement programs that increase communication capabilities, and facilitate and encourage communication between groups and organisations.

The Harcourts Foundation
Current Round Closes: 3rd of May 2021
Value: Unspecified
Run By: The Harcourts Foundation
Provides grants to reputable community-based charitable organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible.

Community Choices Program
Closes: 10th of May 2021 - 5:00 am
Value: to $2,500
Run By: Essential Energy
Supports grassroot organisations that support our communities though an open nomination and voting system.

Community Building Partnership
Closes: 14th of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $5,000 to $150,000
Run By: NSW Government Department of Premier and Cabinet
Funds infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Feed Appeal - Rural Grassroots
Closes: 22nd of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $5,000 to $25,000
Run By: Feed Appeal
Supports minor infrastructure, quality kitchen equipment, capacity building training and access to food staples that will help organisations meet the demand efficiently and effectively.

Feed Appeal - Rural Major Projects
Closes: 22nd of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $25,000 to $50,000
Run By: Feed Appeal
Supports charities with a major infrastructure, capital investment, transportation and/or logistics project to directly impact and improve your food relief program and help build the organisations capacity.

Tackling Tough Times Together
Current Round Closes: 24th of May 2021
Value: Up to $60,000 depending on the tier applied for
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital
Current Round Closes: 25th of May 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Provides small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds that can benefit and help secure their future prosperity.

Powering Communities Program
Closes: 28th of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $5,000 to $12,000
Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Funding to help not-for-profit community organisations reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Narrabri Shire Community Grants
Closes: 31st of May 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Narrabri Shire Council
Funding for community projects, programs, and events in the Narrabri Shire. 

Closing in June

Sporting Schools
Next Round Opens: 24th of May 2021 - 8:00 am
Next Round Closes: 4th of June 2021 - 8:00 pm
Value: Up to $3,600 per term
Run By: Sport Australia
Helps to provide a range of sporting programs that will increase children’s interest and participation in sport.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program
Current Round Closes: 10th of June 2021 - 11:00 pm
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.

Local Sporting Champions
Closes: 30th of June 2021
Value: $500 to $750
Run By: Sport Australia
Provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

NIB Health Smart Grants
Opens: 1st of June 2021
Closes: 30th of June 2021
Value: Up to $40,000
Run By: nib foundation
Partners with Australian charities that empower Aussie youth and young adults to make smarter health choices by engaging and empowering people to be Health Smart in their everyday lives.

Closing Later and Ongoing

Community War Memorials Fund
Next Round Opens: 25th of April 2021
Round Expected to Close: 27th of July 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: NSW Department of Vetrans Affairs
Funding to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW including 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.

NAB Foundation Community Grants
Closes: 30th of July 2021
Value: Up to $10,000
Funding for community projects that prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters.

The Honda Foundation
Closes: 6th of August 2021
Value: Undisclosed
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.

Tackling Tough Times - Large Grants
Closes: 12th of August 2021 - 5:00 pm
Value: $60,001 to $150,000
Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Provides a larger amount of funding to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grants Program
Runs: Twice a year
Opens: 1st of August 2021
Closes: 30th of September 2021
Value: Up to $15,000
Run By: Sisters of Charity Foundation
Supports organisations that use clever ways to fight poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression, but struggle to find funding.

The Mazda Foundation
Current Round Closes: 30th of September 2021
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.

Active Kids Vouchers - 2021
Closes: 31st of December 2021
Value: Up to $100
Run By: NSW Government Office of Sport
Helps NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

Creative Kids Vouchers - 2021
Closes: 31st of December 2021
Value: Up to $100
Run By: Service NSW
This voucher for school kids can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts.

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.

CAGES Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: CAGES Foundation
The program provides funding with the intention of empowering community and creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to reach their potential.

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.

Community Broadcasting Foundation - Quick Response Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Undisclosed
Run By: Community Broadcasting Foundation
These grants will help community broadcasters access funding for eligible projects when their regular grant rounds are closed.

Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant
Closes: Unspecified
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Australian Government Department of Education
Supports continuity of child care, in particular in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities, where service viability is affected by an unforeseen event or circumstance outside the control of the service.

Dreamstarter - Scholarships
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: ING
ING are looking to provide education scholarships for change makers working on an early-stage business that will create positive social impact through trade of a product or service.

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.

IGA Community Chest
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: IGA
Every day across the country IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the local under 8’s.

Matana Foundation Grants
Closes: Ongoing
Value: No specified minimum or maximum, most grants are between $1,000 and $10,000
Run By: Matana Foundation
Focuses 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.

National Cultural Heritage Account
Closes: Applications are ongoing on a case-by-case basis
Value: Up to $500,000 is available each year
Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford.

Quick Response Grants
Closes: 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.

Thriving People and Places
Closes: Ongoing
Value: $20,000 and over for NSW applicants
Run By: Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Supports people and places experiencing disadvantage, enabling them to reach their educational, social and economic potential and build thriving communities by making grants to charities.

Small Environmental Grant Scheme
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Wettenhall Environment Trust
Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

Summer Skills
Value: Fee-free courses
Run By: NSW Government Department of Education
Offers 2020 Year 12 school leavers the opportunity to upskill, prepare and get ahead through fee-free training courses in construction, coding, business, horticulture, social media, mental health and more.

Judith Neilson Institute Grants for Journalism
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: Judith Neilson Institute
Provides journalists and media organisations with the resources they need to produce quality journalism and helps them cover wide-ranging topics and under-reported issues and enable them to test approaches to reach new audiences.

Disaster Relief Loans - Not for Profit Organisations
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $25,000
Run By: Rural Assistance Authority
Low interest loans assist voluntary non-profit organisations directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

Disaster Relief Loans - Sporting and Recreation Clubs
Closes: Ongoing
Value: Up to $10,000
Run By: Rural Assistance Authority
Assistance for sporting and recreation clubs directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

Qantas Regional Grants
Expected to be opened in June 2021 and close in August 2021
Value: Combination of cash, in-kind flights and marketing support
Run By: Qantas
Provides financial, flights and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success.

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